Elizabethtown has a developing industrial and commercial economy. A variety of products are manufactured in Elizabethtown. The Fort Knox Military Installation is a major part of the region's economy. The city's major employment sectors are healthcare, education, construction, accommodation and food services, manufacturing, social services and the government.
About 32% of the labor force is found in management, professional and related occupations. Sales and office occupations comprise about 25% of the workforce. Production, transportation and material moving jobs provide about 17% of the jobs in Elizabethtown.
A list of Elizabethtown's largest job providers is shown below:
- Hardin County Board of Education
- Akebono Brake Corporation
- The Hardin Memorial Hospital Foundation Inc
- J P L Management, Inc
- Elizabethtown Ind Sch Dist
- Superior Maintenance Co
- Fort Knox National Company
- City of Elizabethtown
- First Financial Services Corporation
- Harry Owen Trucking Inc
- County of Hardin
- Bluegrass Cellular Inc
- PKDM Holdings, Inc
- The Keyboard Corporation
- North American Heritage Services, Inc
- First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown, Inc
- Affordable Heating and Cooling
- Howard W Pence, Inc
- Hardin Moving and Delivery, Inc
Some of the most common jobs in Elizabethtown where the majority of the workers are college graduates are registered nurses, teachers, wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives; child family and school social workers; human resources training and labor relations specialists; financial managers, management analysts; and industrial engineers.
Pertinent data about Elizabethtown Kentucky: In 2009 the average salary in the city was $28,000. The cost of living index in 2008 was 82.2. The country's average is 100. About 21% of the residents over the age of 25 have achieved a bachelor's degree or better.
Elizabethtown businesses have opportunities to work with helpful organizations including:
- Elizabethtown/Hardin County Chamber of Commerce
- Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation
- Kentucky Association of Manufacturers
- The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
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