Jefferson County one of bourbon industry’s biggest employers
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 7, 2014) — The Kentucky Distillers’ Association today announced that it has opened a satellite office in downtown Louisville as a result of the city’s booming bourbon scene.
“Bourbon is enjoying a renaissance around the world, but nowhere is that more evident than Louisville,” said Joe Fraser, chairman of the KDA Board of Directors and Vice President of Operations for Heaven Hill Distilleries, Inc. “Our KDA staff is finding themselves more and more in Louisville with all the new distilleries and opportunities to showcase the city’s great bourbon lifestyle. This makes perfect sense and will help strengthen our commitment to the River City.”
The office is located at 556 South Fourth Street.
“We are honored to welcome the KDA to Louisville with a physical office downtown,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Bourbon is booming – and Louisville is the epicenter of that growth. We look forward to working with the KDA to grow our bourbon economy even more.”
KDA was founded in Louisville in 1880.
Jefferson County also is one of the signature industry’s biggest economic recipients, with 4,200 jobs, $263 million in payroll, $32 million in tax revenue and more than $50 million in capital projects, according to a University of Louisville study released last year.