Shipping and receiving times are maximized by being located within 120 miles of the median center of the US population. With direct access to three Kentucky Parkways goods and workers are within minutes from any commercial or industrial site in the county.
Rugged individuals who think well on their feet with a dedication to doing the best job possible are available at an affordable business wage. A history steeped in farming, manufacturing and coal mining has led to an abundance of hard workers with little turnover
With higher then average unemployment workers are eager to take jobs at competitive wages and benefits. Local real estate and property taxes are some of the lowest of all Kentucky counties. The county does not impose any tax on inventory-in-transit nor on utility consumption. Land cost and leasing rates are some of the lowest in the region.
Coal, lumber, aggregate, and oil have a long history in the area giving the county a rich past of successful entrepreneurs. Astute capitalists have created successful companies involved in road building, mining, logging and machinery manufacturing to name a few.
A can-do attitude abounds throughout the county at every level of government with special attention given to job generating activities. People will do everything in their power to help attract and retain jobs and employers. Some of most progressive elected officials are in this county and have implemented model programs envied by other rural areas in Kentucky.