Shelby County horse farm

Shelby County, long revered for its idyllic horse farms, is experiencing an exhilarating transformation. This scenic jewel of the Bluegrass state is rapidly becoming a beacon for cutting-edge businesses, particularly in the bourgeoning sectors of manufacturing and sustainable technologies. As an epicenter of non-GMO corn cultivation, Shelby County has become the backbone of the flourishing bourbon industry. The arrival of innovative clean energy storage solutions, local packaging productions, and OEM automotive manufacturing showcase Shelby County as a burgeoning hub where traditional industries and modern ingenuity converge.

Strategically positioned at the crossroads of progress, the county’s infrastructure is a testament to its foresight, offering extensive rail networks, interstate connectivity, and proximity to an international airport. This strategic placement isn’t merely a conduit for transport but a symbol of Shelby County’s commitment to facilitating growth and fostering global business alliances while keeping a local homegrown touch.

Four people drinking bourbon at a Shelby County distillery

Shelby County’s investment in its future is exemplified by its symbiotic relationship with public educational institutions, having over 18 career tracks in local high schools. Strategic workforce development ensures that businesses can tap into a reservoir of skilled professionals, ready to drive innovation from the ground up.

Shelby County is more than a location for businesses; it’s a destination where enterprises flourish alongside a robust community.

Shelby County by the Numbers

Shelby County

Shelby County

Shelby County20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$1,334,998,710$2,130,091,05659.6%
Median Household Income$73,974
Per Capita Income$34,732
Poverty Level9.4%
Unemployment Rate2.5%
Labor Force Participation Rate67.8%
Average Commute Time26.3
Number of Remote Workers2,128
Percent of Remote Workers9.1%
Education: Less than 9th Grade1,9181,556-18.9%
Education: 9-12th Grade2,7612,7780.6%
Education: High School Diploma9,3039,5262.4%
Education: Some College6,7706,476-4.3%
Education: Associate's Degree1,7873,38689.5%
Education: Bachelor's Degree4,3366,27044.6%
Education: Graduate Degree and Higher2,5843,90651.2%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.1%
Median House Value$212,500
Median Monthly Rent$867
Percent Occupied Housing Units91.7%
Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region

Greater Louisville Region20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$69,126,603,887$106,360,978,85053.9%
Median Household Income$71,033
Per Capita Income$34,919
Poverty Level7.6%
Unemployment Rate3.5%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.4%
Average Commute Time27.0
Number of Remote Workers59,276
Percent of Remote Workers6.9%
Education: Less than 9th Grade41,82628,187-32.6%
Education: 9-12th Grade84,22666,209-21.4%
Education: High School Diploma312,017315,9451.3%
Education: Some College219,747230,8315.0%
Education: Associate's Degree71,75896,30134.2%
Education: Bachelor's Degree146,043192,02231.5%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher93,667123,66032.0%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.3%
Median House Value$178,593
Median Monthly Rent$847
Percent Occupied Housing Units90.1%
United States

United States

United States20122022% Change
Gross Regional Product$15,912,802,819,300$24,767,834,615,60055.6%
Median Household Income$69,021
Per Capita Income$37,638
Poverty Level8.9%
Unemployment Rate3.6%
Labor Force Participation Rate62.7%
Average Commute Time26.8
Number of Remote Workers15,061,684
Percent of Remote Workers9.7%
Education: Less than 9th Grade12,837,12310,919,561-14.9%
Education: 9-12th Grade17,391,41714,341,868-17.5%
Education: High School Diploma58,751,74060,598,8613.1%
Education: Some College44,359,41245,588,2612.8%
Education: Associate's Degree16,032,80720,324,52126.8%
Education: Bachelor's Degree37,281,93347,929,73328.6%
Education: Graduate Degree or Higher22,125,35330,620,66438.4%
Homeowner Vacancy Rate1.2%
Median House Value$244,900
Median Monthly Rent$1,163
Percent Occupied Housing Units88.8%