Southwestern Kentucky Economic Development Council

Carter Hendricks

Executive Director

2800 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
Phone : 270-885-1499
Toll-free : N/A
Fax : 270-886-2059
Email :
Website :

Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Automotive
•   Back Office/Call Centers/Data Centers
•   Food & Agriculture Related
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Manufacturing
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Retail

About Southwestern Kentucky Economic Development Council

The SWK region has a population of over 100,000 and nearly 500,000 in the six-county labor shed.  Locals aren’t surprised that newcomers are flocking to our region as they’re discovering what locals have known all along. The SWK is a less taxing, more relaxing environment for people of all ages and interests.   

It should be easy to see the SWK is ready to be your new home.  We have available land, shovel ready sites, spec buildings, and existing inventory ready for you. Come Grow With Us! 



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