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Top Companies

Major Employers

CompanyLocal EmploymentProduct/ ServiceYear Founded
United Parcel Service21,233International air hub1963
Jefferson County Public Schools14,476Educationn/a
Ford Motor Co. (2 plants)12,600Automotive manufacturer1913
Norton Healthcare12,247Health care services1886
Humana Inc.12,000Health and well-being1961
University of Louisville6,933Research university, education1798
Amazon.com6,500Logistics and customer service2005
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government6,226Metropolitan government1778
Baptist Healthcare Systems Inc.6,159Health care services1924
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
KentuckyOne Helath, Inc.6,000Health care facilities2012
The Kroger Co.3,079Retail grocer1883
Spectrum2,400Call center, cable, Internet 1998
Manna Inc.2,300Quick service & casual dining restaurants1996
Archdiocese of Louisville2,252Catholic schools, churches, agencies1808
ResCare Inc.1,948Health and human services provider1974
Robley Rex VA Medical Center1,816Health care services1952
Bullitt County Public Schools1,736Educationn/a
U.S. Postal Service1,691Mailing and shipping1775
New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.1,652Education1956
Papa John's International Inc.1,626Pizza restaurants1984
Kindred Healthcare Inc.1,571Health care services1985
Oldham County Public Schools1,567Educationn/a
Churchill Downs1,515Racing, gaming and online entertainment1875
Samtec Inc.1,500Electronic connectors and micorelectronics1976
Texas Roadhouse1,500Food Service1993
Greater Clark County Schools Corporation1,447Educationn/a
Rawlings Group1,440Health insurance subrogation and audit services1977
Brown-Forman Corp1,300Producer & marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1870
Source: Business First, December 2018

Top Publicly Traded Companies

CompanyTotal RevenueProducts and Services
Humana Inc.$53.77 billionHealth insurance and related services through plans for employer groups, government-sponsored programs and individuals
Yum Brands Inc.$5.88 billionQuick-service restaurants, including the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell Brands
Brown-Forman Corp.$3.25 billionBourbon and spirits producer
Texas Roadhouse Inc.$2.22billionFull-service, casual dining restaurant chain
Papa John's International$1.78 billionOperates and franchises pizza delivery and carry-out restaurants
Churchill Downs Inc.$882.6 millionPari-mutual wagering on live race meetings for Thoroughbred horses; intrastate and interstate simulcast racetrack wagering
Charah Solutions Inc.$430.37 millionAsh-management provider for the coal-fired electric utility industry
Turning Point Brands Inc.$285.78 millionManufactures and markets smokeless and smoke tobacco products
Republic Bancorp$277.19 millionFinancial holding company
Stock Yards Bancorp Inc.$155.97 millionBank holding company
Sypris Solutions Inc.$82.29 millionProvider of technology-based outsourced services and specialty products
Industrial Services of America Inc.$54.94 millionWaste and recycling management services
First Savings Financial Group Inc.$42.54 millionBank holding company
Limestone Bancorp Inc.$42.38 millionBank holding company
First Capital Inc.$33.12 millionBank holding company
Source: Business First, December 2018

Top Private-Sector Companies

CompanyTotal RevenueLocal EmploymentProduct/ ServiceYear Founded
Thorntons Inc.$1.8 billion774Fuel, food, and drinks1971
BrightSpring Health Services$1.7 billion1,328Health and human services provider1974
Signature HealthCARE LLC$1.2 billion900Skilled nursing, rehabilitationand therapy services2007
American Commercial Barge Line LLC$888 million185Barge transportation, towing, barge cleaning and repairs1915
Manna Inc.$856 million2,300Quick service & casual dining restaurants1996
Samtec Inc.$713 million1,900Electronic connetors and micorelectronics1976
MHS Holdings Inc.$553.52 million650Engineer, builder and installer of conveyor and automated sortation systems1999
Long John Silver's$504 millionn/aQuick-service restaurants1969
Southern Graphics Inc.$500 million90Design-to-print graphic services2005
ISCO Industries$450 million135HDPE Pipe and fusion equipment1962
Ranked by Revenue Source: Business First, December 2018

Top 10 Manufacturing Companies

CompanyEmploymentProduct/ServiceDate Est. in Area
Ford Motor Company (2 plants)12,600F-series Super Duty Pickup trucks, Expeditions, Navigators and Escapes1913
GE Appliances, a Haier company6,000Home appliances1953
Samtec Inc.1,500Electronic connectors and microelectronics1976
Brown-Forman1,300Producer and marketer of beverage alcohol brands1870
JBS USA1,200Pork products1875
Faurecia1,200Exhaust, interior and seat systems1978
LSC Communications1,038Printing Services1866
Beach Mold & Tool Inc.800Injection-molded plastic parts, contract assembly1972
Heaven Hill Brands Inc.650Producer and marketer of alcoholic beverage brands1935
Tyson Foods550Poultry processor1998
Source: Business First, December 2018