Business Advantages

Business Climate

We must be doing something right. Jeffersontown is home to over 1,700 businesses employing over 25,650 individuals representing all sectors of business ranging from retail to service, manufacturing to distribution, and multiple corporate headquarters of major significance. Our Bluegrass Commerce Park is the largest diversified employment center in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 38% of city’s incorporated boundaries zoned appropriately for business.

With over 125 restaurants, 3,000 hotel rooms, and a variety of retail and service providers, you, your employees, and your customers have a diverse selection of amenities immediately available. And, the business-to-business market potential is unsurpassed. 

Educated Workforce

With eight accredited colleges and universities within the City of Jeffersontown boundaries, coupled with our close working relationship with Jeffersontown High School, we recognize the most important economic development tool we can provide is that of a trained and ready workforce.

Jeffersontown High boasts a prominent Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program and a nationally acclaimed pre-engineering magnet program. The Project Lead the Way course content focuses on math, science, and technology allowing students to explore engineering and technology careers while potentially earning college credits and participate in senior internships with local businesses.

Location / Transportation

You can get there from here. Located along the east / west I-64 expressway between the inner I-264 and outer I-265 beltways of Louisville Metro, Jeffersontown is just 16 miles from the Louisville International Airport, home to the UPS Worldport distribution center. Our strategic location puts you within a one day truck drive to of over 60% of the U.S. consumer market.

Attractive Power Rates

Louisville Gas & Electric Company historically has kept our power rates among the lowest cost of electricity in the industrial sector among the states east of the Mississippi River and the fourth lowest in the U.S., typically coming in at more than 25% lower than the national average.

Quality of Life

As one of the top 10 largest cities in Kentucky and the largest city within the Louisville / Jefferson County metro government boundaries, we have what you’re looking for. Our 26,200 residents enjoy the availability of:

With over 30 varied neighborhoods (seven with active neighborhood associations), Jeffersontown supports housing choices for every price point. From the $60,000 starter home to the $1 million executive residence, we have something to make everyone comfortable. 

Our more than 800 member strong chamber of commerce, the Chamber Jeffersontown sponsors the fifth largest festival in the region. The Gaslight Festival is a weeklong event that culminates in a three-day arts and crafts extravaganza and entertainment garden that regularly welcomes more than 200,000 visitors to Jeffersontown. The city sponsors several other events throughout the year, including our weekly Farmers Market, EasterFest, Founder's Day, SummerFest, PumpkinFest, and Holiday on Gaslight Square. 

Direct Access to Decision Makers

Jeffersontown is large enough to provide all the public service assistance and infrastructure you require and small enough to give you direct access to the providers of that service.