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Demographics

GDP GROWTH SINCE 2018

6.6%

TOTAL GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT

$1,777,922,000

PROJECTED GROWTH FOR PRODUCTION JOBS

320

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The largest employment sector in Shelby County is Manufacturing, employing 3,806 workers.

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Workforce Participation Rate for Shelby County is higher than both the state and national average.

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As of 2020Q1, the average worker in Shelby County earned annual wages of $41,017.

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The Auto/Auto-related inustry cluster employs 1,638 workers in the region with an avg. wage of $57,450.

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Employment in the Auto-related cluster is projected to expand about 0.9% per year over the next ten years.

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Employment in Shelby County is projected to grow 1.0% over the next ten years.

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Occupations typically requiring a postgraduate degree are expected to grow 1.9% per year.

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Do you want to open a new business?

This guide will help you open a new business or expand or relocate your current business in Shelby County.

Do you want to open a new business?

This guide will help you open a new business or expand or relocate your current business in Shelby County.

Brian Desilets
Owner/President
Stelised Inc.

"Originally from Louisville, when the opportunity arose some 20 plus years ago for me to establish my business, I eventually chose to do so in Shelby County. Trust me, this has been a decision I’ve never once regretted! Shelby County’s people, location, labor force, educational interface opportunities, and the support of business by local government officials, has made my tenure in business a total and complete pleasure."

Bryan Kelley
President & CEO
Maxey Industries

"I have done business in Shelby County for over 13 years launching two separate manufacturing companies. The local community and specifically the Shelby County Industrial Foundation have been extremely supportive of our business needs as well as the local and state governments over the years. "

Kevin Dierking
President & CEO
voestalpine Roll Forming Corporation

"As the oldest manufacturing company in Shelby County, RFC has always been able to offer employees stability and longevity in their work environment. This wouldn’t be possible without the continued support from the Shelby County Industrial Foundation."

Michael Hesketh
President
Superb IPC

"We’ve been operating in Shelby County for over 10 years. The economic environment is strong, and location along the interstate provides easy access to the metro Louisville and Lexington regions. Excellent cost of living provides opportunity for market competitive wage that allows our employees to live a very good life. No traffic congestion, rolling hills, horse farms. By far the best commute I’ve had in my career."

Ray Leathers
President/CEO
Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation

"Shelby County’s central US location, immediate access to ground, rail, air and water transportation, a highly skilled workforce, and economically attractive utilities and taxes have been the foundation for phenomenal growth. Quality of life and solid work ethic provide companies long-term success. With readily available industrial sites in the golden triangle; surrounded by four interstates and access to UPS, Amazon, and FedEx world ports make Shelby County one of the most desired locations for new and or expanding businesses."

Steve Meador
Owner
Pegasus

"I really felt we were a part of the community very early on. I was encouraged by a lot of people to look at Shelby County to move our business to. We could get more for our money; more rural environment; and there were a lot of tax opportunities for us as well."

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Shelby County Associated Industries

The Shelby County Associated Industries, Inc. (SCAI) is made up of local industrial companies who, although different, are united to meet their collective educational and training needs.  The Oversight Committee for this group is made up of general/plant managers from the various member companies.

SCAI was established to help assist the needs of the local industrial community.  We strive to achieve the following parameters:

  • Build relationships between companies as well as provide training.
  • Offer training classes at little or no cost to our members.
  • Sharing Best Practices.
  • Communicate!  Keep everyone involved and knowledgeable about what is going on in the industrial arena.
  • Help remove barriers.
  • Develop processes to make using our program easy and seamless.

Shelby County is blessed to be home to several companies that have international ties.
Below is just a small representation of who is doing business here.

United Kingdom

Australia

France

Japan

Canada

Austria

United Kingdom

Australia

France

Japan

Canada

Austria

Diverse Industries

Shelby County is home to a diverse group of industries. From aerospace to plastic parts; saw blades to seats; truck frames to food packaging; and oh yeah, bourbon. Come see what’s so special here—

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