Local Workforce Area Overviews

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Served by: Bluegrass, Maysville

Total Businesses: 25,493
Workforce Participation Rate: 61.6%
Unemployment: 4.1%

Map of Kentucky with Bluegrass Service area

 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $508,706
Total company commitment $296,570

Impact Partnerships

  • Bluegrass Area Development District
  • Bluegrass SHRM
  • Central Kentucky Regional Jobs Training Consortium
  • Commerce Lexington
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Lexington Healthcare Collaborative
  • TPM Kentucky Distillers Association Collaborative
  • TPM Kentucky Equine Collaborative

Served by: Elizabethtown, Somerset

Total Businesses: 7,670
Workforce Participation Rate: 49.8%
Unemployment: 4.7%

Cumbelands Service Service Area

 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $279,176
Total company commitment $131,603

Impact Partnerships

  • AdvanceKentucky
  • Lake Cumberland Regional Training Consortium
  • Laurel County Detention Center
  • Pulaski Detention Center - Reentry Program
  • Somerset Pulaski Economic Development Authority
  • Utility Technician Apprenticeship Program (UTAP) - ElectriciComm, Vermeer Midwest, Power and Communication Contractors Association, National Utility Contractors Association, and Wireless Infrastructure Association

Served by: Ashland, Big Sandy, Hazard, Maysville, Somerset, Southeast

Total Businesses: 9,290
Workforce Participation Rate: 37.5%
Unemployment: 7.0%


EKCEP Service Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $641,655
Total company commitment $282,175

Impact Partnerships

  • 418 Intelligence Corporation
  • Appalachian Regional Healthcare
  • Bell County Economic Development Foundation
  • Big Sandy Community Action
  • Corbin Economic Development Agency and Center for Rural Development
  • Harlan County Economic Development Association
  • Job Corps
  • LKLP Community Action Agency
  • TLD Logistics
  • TPM Construction Collaborative
  • TPM Equine Collaborative

Served by: Henderson, Madisonville, Owensboro

Total Businesses: 5,765
Workforce Participation Rate: 55.8%
Unemployment: 4.5%


Green River Service Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested  $989,399
Total company commitment $422,767

Impact Partnerships

  • Audubon Area Community Services
  • Daviess County Detention Center
  • Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp
  • Green River Area Development District
  • Henderson Economic Development
  • Housing Authority of Henderson
  • Kentucky Farmworkers
  • Owensboro Chamber of Commerce
  • Talent 2025

Served by: Jefferson

Total Businesses: 33,480
Workforce Participation Rate: 63.1%
Unemployment: 4.6%

 Kentuckianaworks Service Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $1,668,929
Total company commitment $966,195

Impact Partnership

  • Greater Louisville Inc
  • Goodwill Industries
  • KentuckianaWorks – Career Centers
  • Louisville Urban League
  • University of Louisville – Modern Apprenticeship Pathways to Success

Served by: Elizabethtown

Total Businesses: 6,852
Workforce Participation Rate: 54.5%
Unemployment: 4.8%

 
Licoln Trail Service Aera
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $1,242,268
Total company commitment $612,099

Impact Partnerships

  • Bardstown/Nelson County Workforce Hub
  • Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce
  • Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation Training Consortium
  • Goodwill
  • Knox Regional Development Authority
  • KY Career Center-CareerTeam
  • Lincoln Trail Area Development District
  • SITE-Strategic Initiative for Transformational Employment
  • TPM Manufacturing, Construction, Healthcare and Bourbon Spirits Collaborative

Served by: Gateway, Jefferson

Total Businesses: 13,534
Workforce Participation Rate: 65.0%
Unemployment: 4.0%


Northern Kentucky Service Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested  $439,997
Total company commitment $215,039

Impact Partnerships

  • Brighton Center
  • Freestore Foodbank
  • Housing Authority of Covington
  • Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • NKADD - GROW NKY
  • NKY Career Center
  • NKY Chamber of Commerce
  • NKY TriED
  • University of Louisville – Modern Apprenticeship Pathways to Success

Served by: Southcentral

Total Businesses: 8,076
Workforce Participation Rate: 55.2%
Unemployment: 4.4%

 
Southcentral Service Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested  $411,158
Total company commitment $198,098

Impact Partnerships

  • Barren County Economic Authority
  • Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Franklin Simpson Industrial Authority
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Kentucky Career Center
  • Kentucky Farmworker Programs
  • Logan Economic Alliance for Development
  • Southcentral Workforce Development Board
  • Training Consortium of Southcentral Kentucky

Served by: Ashland, Maysville

Total Businesses: 5,177
Workforce Participation Rate: 47.6%
Unemployment: 5.9%


TENCO Serivce Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $189,307 
Total company commitment $110,876

Impact Partnerships

  • Big Sandy Community Action
  • Cynthiana-Harrison County Chamber of Commerce
  • FIVCO Area Development District
  • Kentucky Farmworkers Program
  • Maysville Chamber of Commerce
  • Nicholas County Community Action
  • Northeast Kentucky Career Center
  • Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency
  • TENCO - KWIB
  • TPM Healthcare Consortium
  • TPM Manufacturing Consortium

Served by: Hopkinsville, Madisonville, West Kentucky

Total Businesses: 11,130
Workforce Participation Rate: 51.2%
Unemployment: 5.0%


West Kentucky Service Area
 
Total TRAINS dollars invested $756,933
Total company commitment $534,835

Impact Partnerships

Campbell Strong Defense Alliance

  • Fort Campbell Career Skills Program Office
  • Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress (MAP)
  • Operation Next Powered by LIFT
  • PACRO-Paducah Community ReUse Organization
  • Pennyrile Area Development District
  • Pennyrile Industrial Managers Association
  • Purchase Area Development District
  • West Kentucky Society of Human Resource Managers
  • West Kentucky Workforce Board