West Kentucky's Site Selection Section


Attention: open in a new window. PDFPrintE-mail


The Northwest Kentucky Workforce is drawn from three states and encompasses more than 300,000 people. From the heart of the region to the edges is a maximum of an hour's drive. No matter the skills level your company needs, you can find it in the area's large and diverse labor pool. If an abundant workforce with diverse skills that is close by is important to you, than Northwest Kentucky is just what you've been looking for!

The location of Northwest Kentucky allows employers to draw from a large and diverse rural and urban workforce.  Kentucky is the state with the overall lowest cost for doing business and affordable labor at all levels is a factor in that ranking.

The largely non-union environment is business friendly with a stable and productive workforce.

Training is available through a comprehensive network of post secondary and technical schools.  There is a pipeline of over 58,000 students coming from 22 colleges and technical schools within 60 miles.  For an overview of training programs see the education and training section.

Labor Market Area



Labor market counties are composed of counties which significantly exist within the sixty (60) minute drive range of the originating county’s county seat. A county will be included within the radius if the centroid point of a county (a point representing the center of the geographic area of a county) falls within the drive zone. Additionally, all contiguous counties will be classified as part of the labor market with the exception of non-Kentucky contiguous counties which have been excluded by the above mentioned 60-minute drive range and have a border with the Mississippi and/or Ohio Rivers.



Northwest Kentucky Works links job seekers and employers through a system which is free to participants, easy to use, and based on demonstrated skills and training, go to NorthwestKYworks.com to learn more.