Kentucky’s I-71 Corridor is Home to a Skilled Workforce

Our region of Kentucky is steeped in agricultural roots, but has pivoted to become the New Steel Capital of the United States while also supporting business services, tourism and other manufacturing industries. Our workforce knows how to work hard, get the additional training they need and apply their work ethic to any business environment. We have a community college that assists with training efforts. Plus, with close proximity to Louisville to the southwest and Cincinnati to the northeast, it is easy to attract talented graduates from local universities. Retaining workers is also easier here due to our high quality of life coupled with a low cost of living.



Employers in the I-71 Corridor have access to an abundance of skilled workers who are eager to adapt and learn new assets and trades to better qualify for innovative industries. The I-71 Corridor is made up of 5 counties: Carroll, Gallatin, Henry, Oldham and Owen. Higher Education is of high value considering 22 Colleges and Universities along with 1 Technical College are located within a one hour drive as well as within the counties borders. Workforce benefits include affordable cost of living, quality of education, strength and training in the workforce, and ample opportunity for employment and growth.

Employment/Job Seekers

With a median age of 40.3, the workforce in Kentucky’s Golden Triangle is young, adaptable, educated, highly skilled and resourceful. There is ample opportunity for large business and small start ups alike. For example, Carroll County is home to the largest stainless steel company in the country and home to a smaller start up of 6 employees that has now grown to 100+. To enrich the quality of life, families choose the I-71 Corridor for its great schools, river access, outdoor recreation, Wineries and Bourbon Trail, State Resort parks and southern hospitality.