Learn More About the Vibrant Counties in Kentucky’s I-71 Corridor

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15 Sep 2022


Kentucky’s I-71 Corridor is Home to Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, and Owen Counties

Kentucky’s 1-71 Corridor is home to five vibrant and distinct counties: Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, and Owen. The Kentucky I-71 corridor is a great place to live and work. Find out more about the distinct qualities of each county and why your business will thrive in the Kentucky 1-71 corridor with access to excellent transportation, a business-friendly atmosphere, as well as low-cost housing and property taxes.


Carroll County, located on the northern border of Kentucky on the Ohio River, is transforming from agriculture to heavy industry. North American Stainless is headquartered here and is an anchor of the business community and contributes to the solid industrial base that continues to grow. 

Carroll County also offers plenty of recreational options such as hiking, birding, and biking. You’ll find General Butler State Park here, with lots of outdoor activities, including mini golf and boating.

Housing is affordable in Carroll County, with a median home price of $122,300. There are plentiful homes with river views, available to purchase for less than $150,000.


Gallatin County offers scenic waterways and historic small towns, as well as ample and affordable commercial real estate, all with easy access to the Ohio River and I-71.

The Racecar Capital of Kentucky, Gallatin County is home to both the Kentucky Speedway and Bluegrass Motorsports Park. 

For recreation, residents and visitors enjoy the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, Hartig Park & Wildlife Reserve, and the Sugar Bay Golf Course.

In addition to offering affordable housing, Gallatin also provides the opportunity to purchase raw land, with lots as low as $4,000.


Arts and Culture is strong in Henry County, which is home to the Henry County Arts & Crafts Guild, a group of art enthusiasts who gather to celebrate local artists and share their artistic creations, which include pottery and woodworking. There is also a local performing arts association, The Theatre Downstream, which has theater camps, plays, and other ventures throughout the year.

Henry County has plenty of affordable housing, including incredible Victorian homes that have many of their original features intact.


Oldham County is less rural than the other counties in the I-71 Corridor and is generally suburban. With top-rated schools and a highly educated population, businesses will find access to an excellent local workforce here.

With the Rawling Company headquartered in Oldham County, businesses located here will find a strong and growing business community as well as a newly created 1,000-acre business park. In addition, Oldham Reserve is a Planned Unit Development zoning district, which means zoning and permitting processes are expedited.

There is plenty to do in Oldham County, with abundant opportunities for recreation and being outdoors. Wendell Moore park offers 107 acres of options, including archery, an 18-hold disc golf course, and a fishing area. Another spacious park is Schamback Park at Westport, which is right on the Ohio River offering boat ramps and fishing docks.


Owen County is home to the Owen County Quilt Trail and Owen County Agricultural Heritage Trail, both which provide a wonderful glimpse back in time to the farming tradition of the area. There’s also Mayberry Day each June, a full day of food, arts and carts, music, kids’ activities, and classic cars and trucks.

For businesses interested in locating in Owen County, there are plenty of shovel-ready sites available at the Owenton Industrial Park, which is just 20 minutes south of I-71.

Houses in Owen County have an affordable median price of $111, 371 and for those looking to build themselves, there is acreage available on Elmer Davis Lake for less than $60,000.

“Each of our five incredible counties has so much to offer in terms of quality of life and job opportunities. We also have a wide range of affordable housing, as well as plenty of options to custom-build on large land tracts. Come build your dream home - and dream life - here in Kentucky’s I-71 corridor! Contact us to learn more about all the opportunities in the I-71 Corridor, where Louisville and Cincinnati meet,” said Matt Adkins, Executive Director of Kentucky I-71 Economic Development Alliance (KIEDA)

Contact KIEDA today to learn more about the advantages of living and working in Kentucky’s I-71 Corridor and about why your company should locate or relocate here in one of the growing communities you’ll find in the five counties of Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham, and Owen.

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