TBIC Member


Carter Hendricks Executive Director

www.southwesternky.com chendricks@southwesternky.com 001-270-348-6226
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South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council

South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council


South Western Kentucky’s location is an easy day’s drive to 86% of the country’s population. With easy access to interstate, rail, ship, and plane, you or your company’s products can be anywhere in the world in just a matter of hours. Over 61 manufacturers, with 21 internationally-owned and representing 11 unique countries have already made the SWK their new home.

This region also boasts the home of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. This economic engine, along with our 200 universities and colleges in the region, is a major source of our reliable and skilled workforce of over 450,000 workers in labor shed. The SWK is fortunate to have a growing and skilled workforce ready to help your business.

We have available shovel ready sites, spec buildings, and existing inventory ready for you. You won’t be disappointed as you experience life that’s less taxing and more relaxing. Come grow with us!

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South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council

Community Profile


105,000 (Christian, Todd & Trigg Counties)


(TN-KY Metropolitan Statistical Area)

GDP per Capita

36,136 $



(8 county labor market area)


(within 40 miles)

Focus Industries

Advanced Manufacturing, Agriculture / Agri-Tech / Agribusiness, Automotive, Chemicals / Plastics / Advanced Materials, Food / Beverage Processing, Transportation, Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics

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List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
Grupo Antolin (Spain) Automobile Headliners 480
Danfoss (Denmark) Hydraulic Motors 220
Freudenberg (Germany) Air Filters Automotive 200
Huhtamaki (Finland) Packaging 136
Comefri (Italy) HVAC & Industrial Fans 90