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Kentucky Lake Economic Development

Marshall County, Kentucky

We welcome you to Marshall County, Kentucky, where opportunities abound. We take pride in the many assets of our community as well as the strength and success of our existing industry.

Our mission at Kentucky Lake Economic Development is to retain, expand and attract quality worldwide manufacturing, distribution and service industries to our community.

A northern border stretching along the Tennessee River, impeccable interstate and roadway systems, access to the Paducah & Louisville Railway and a business friendly environment are just a few examples of how we can get you there in Marshall County, Kentucky.

Customers and Suppliers in Nashville, Memphis, Atlanta, St. Louis, Chicago and Cincinnati are all within a few hours' drive. Marshall County's central location among these major metro areas makes access easy whether by river, road or rail.

Among our opportunities for business and industry you will also find a quality public school system, a low crime rate, affordable housing, community pride and plenty of recreational opportunities on the shores and waterways of beautiful Kentucky Lake.

Marshall County, Kentucky, is a home to manufacturers from Germany, Switzerland, France and Japan. Our door is open to the world and we look forward to welcoming you to our community.

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Kentucky Lake Economic Development

Community Profile


31,448 (2010 US Census)


(Marshall County LMA)

GDP per Capita

25,212 $ (Marshall County LMA - Regional 2019)



(Marshall County LMA - 2019)

Focus Industries

Automotive, Chemicals / Plastics / Advanced Materials, Fabrication, Food / Beverage Processing, Transportation, Warehousing / Distribution / Logistics

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Kentucky Lake Economic Development

List of European Companies who have already invested

Name Industry No. of Employees
Arkema Inc. (France) Specialty Chemicals 270
Wacker Chemical Corporation (Germany) Specialty Chemicals 150
3A Composites (Switzerland) Aluminium Composite Panels 90
Evonik Corporation (Germany) Specialty Chemicals 70