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Manufacturing accounts for 10 percent of employment in the 9-county region and 60-mile labor shed. This is well above the national average of 7.2 per cent. Transportation and warehousing also accounts for a larger share of the region's employment than it does nationally. While the sector accounts for 3.7 percent of US employment in 2010, it nears 6 percent of employment in the region and labor shed.

Name Employment NAICS Primary Product or Service Location County
Western Baptist Hospital 1,600 622110 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Paducah, KY McCracken
Lourdes Hospital 1,200 622110 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Paducah, KY McCracken
USEC Paducah Plant 1,200 325188 Government and Uranium Enrichment Paducah, KY McCracken
Briggs & Stratton Corp 1,100 333618 Engine Equip Manufacturing Murray, KY Calloway
Pilgrim's Pride Corp 1,100 311615 Poultry Processing Hickory, KY Graves
Harrah's Metropolis 1,000 713290 Gambling Industries Metropolis, IL Johnson
James Marine Inc 1,000 488330 Navigational Svcs Paducah, KY McCracken
New Page Corp 630 322121 Paper Wickliffe, KY Ballard
ISP Chemicals Inc 500 453998 Store Retailers Calvert City, KY Marshall
Jackson Purchase Medical Ctr 500 622110 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Mayfield, KY Graves
Pella Windows & Doors 450 444190 Building Material Dealers Murray, KY Calloway
Murray Calloway County Hospital 1,000 62211002 General Medical & Surgical Hospitals Murray, KY Calloway
Westlake Monomers 900 32611309 Unlaminated Plastics Calvert City, KY Marshall
Walmart Supercenter 500 45211101 Department Stores Paducah, KY McCracken
SOURCE: ReferenceUSA, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development


Information on this page was provided in part from TIP STRATEGIES, INC. (TIP) and Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC. TIP is a privately held Austin-based economic development consulting firm which assisted West Kentucky Megasite with analysis of the regional workforce and identification of potential target industry opportunities. For their complete report, click on the TIP Workforce Analysis Link in the right sidebar. A complete current demographic profile complied by Wadley Donovan GrowthTech, LLC is also available in the right sidebar.