Quality of Life
This is a region you’ll be proud to call home. It’s all here. Exceptional schools, from preschool to post-secondary institutions. World-class healthcare. A variety of unique things to do from shopping and dining, to outdoor recreation in Kentucky’s breath-taking natural beauty, to NCAA action, music, museums and more. And don’t forget about our renowned horse racing and Kentucky Bourbon Trail.
You’ll love our central location, too. With direct interstate access, cities like Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Nashville are an easy drive away. Plus, the Louisville International Airport makes more long-distance travel convenient. Our central location also means we enjoy four distinct, beautiful seasons. You hear about locations with year-round humidity or cities with two seasons – winter and construction. But here, we’re blessed each year with a renewing spring, a vibrantly colorful fall and relatively mild summers and winters.
Home to Kentucky’s largest city, Louisville, as well as thriving smaller towns, our region offers abundant housing options for every taste. You’ll find urban living, historic and modern suburban neighborhoods as well as serene rural settings
And best of all, you can afford it. In fact, the Louisville region consistently ranks among the nation’s most affordable places to live. From housing and utilities to the cost of everyday goods and services, you’ll find your dollar goes further in the Fort Knox region.
Workforce – we know it’s the number one issue driving economic development today.
Anytime a business or organization, be it public or private sector, is consider a new location, most often the number one thing they want to know is whether the region has the talent it needs to fill job openings.
With a labor market of up to 1 million-plus people, our region is home to a workforce that is both skilled and motivated. Influenced by an agricultural work ethic and the military veteran’s sense of duty, you will find a workforce second to none in its dedication to success and growth.
Our region is also well positioned to help find and develop the talent you need today and in the future. A robust network workforce development professionals and education and training providers, including multiple colleges and universities, are ready to work with both existing and incoming organizations to ensure they find the right employees and develop the custom training programs that make their businesses more competitive.
Plus, Kentucky’s pro-business programs assist with the costs of developing your workforce.
KRDA can help you navigate such programs and put you in touch with the right workforce and economic development professionals.
The area’s advanced manufacturing, construction, logistics, healthcare, hospitality, food and beverage and many other fields are growing.
There are countless career opportunities in our region for healthcare providers, engineers, skilled tradespeople, IT and business services professionals, as well as transportation and logistics workers. And the list goes on.
While the larger Louisville Metro Area is experiencing rapid growth, the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) has earned multiple recent recognitions including high national rankings for corporate facility investment, white-collar job creation and its thriving manufacturing sector.