Market Review | Louisville’s business climate both friendly and highly competitive welcomes many headquarters

Papa John’s International, Inc. has roughly 4,600 restaurants worldwide and is located in the Blankenbaker office park.
Papa John’s International, Inc. has roughly 4,600 restaurants worldwide and is located in the Blankenbaker office park.

Greater Louisville has a thriving slate of headquarters on its corporate resume, and attracting more is high on the list of city officials. With the advantages of world class multimodal logistical benefits, low cost of doing business, an educated workforce, great quality of life and support from local government, the region is an ideal place to headquarter a business.

Evidence of those attraction efforts is the recent announcement by PharmaCord LLC to move its headquarters and call center to Louisville. PharmaCord LLC, which provides patient case management and pharmaceutical distribution through a national mail-order pharmacy, is considering establishing its corporate headquarters, call center and mail-order pharmacy operations in Louisville.

The company plans a $7.3 million investment in the facility, which will initially create 50 jobs, with a target of 180 jobs within one year and 300 jobs in two years. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $4 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

Companies headquartered in the region include:


21c Museum Hotels

A Arnold Relocation

AAF International

Air Hydro Power Inc.

Allied Ready Mix Co LLC

Almost Family Inc.*

Appriss Inc

Atlas Machine & Supply Inc.

Atria Senior Living Inc.

Bachman Auto Group

Baptist Health

BDS Management Group

BF Co.

Brown-Forman Corp.*

Buckhead Management Inc.

Café Press Inc.*

Caldwell Tanks Inc.

Check Care Group LLC

Chrysalis Ventures LLC

Churchill Downs Inc.*

Citizens Financial Corporation

Commonwealth Bancshares Inc.

Elmcroft Senior Living

El Toro

Farm Credit Mid-America ACA

Firstsource Solutions USA LLC

General Rubber & Plastics Co.

Heine Brothers’ Coffee

Henderson Services LLC



Industrial Services of America*


Interlock Industries Inc.

ISCO Industries

Kindred Healthcare Inc.*


LJS Partners LLC

Louisville Paving/Construction

Louisville Ladder Inc.

Lucina Health

Manning Equipment LLC

Mastoras Ventures LLC

Merrick Industries Inc.

Miller Transportation Inc.

Moby Dick Commissary Inc. N Glantz & Son LLC

North Atlantic Holding Company Inc.

Norton Healthcare

NTS Realty Holdings LP*

Office Resources Inc.


ORR Corp.

Packaging Unlimited LLC

Papa John’s International Inc.*

Passport Health Plan

Payment Alliance International Inc.


PharMerica Corp.*

Peregrine Co.

Recover Care LLC

Republic Bancorp Inc.*

Rescare Inc.

Roller Die & Forming Co.

Sam Swope Auto Group LLC

Porter Bancorp Inc.*

Radtek Inc.

SGS International Inc.

Signature Health Care LLC

Stock Yards Bancorp Inc.*

Sypris Solutions Inc.*

Tasman Industries Inc.

Texas Roadhouse Inc.*

Thorntons Inc.

True Home Value Inc.

Tumbleweed Inc.

UHL Truck Sales Inc.

Whayne Supply Co.

York Co Inc.

Yum! Brands Inc.*

Zir Med Inc.

Zoeller Co.


Akebono Brake Corp.

Elizabethtown –

Beach Mold & Tool Inc.

New Albany, Ind. –

Bedford Loan & Deposit Bancorp

Bedford –

Bennett & Bennett Insurance Inc.

Corydon, Ind. –

Citizens Union Bancorp

Shelbyville –

Communicare Inc.

Elizabethtown –

Community Bank Shares-Indiana*

New Albany, Ind. –

Edwards Holdings Inc.

Shelbyville –

Evergreen AES Environmental

Shelbyville –

Fastline Publications Inc.

Buckner –

FCB Bancorp Inc.

St. Matthews –

First Capital Inc.

Corydon, Ind. –

First Cecilian Bancorp Inc

Cecilia –

First Farmers Bank Holding Co.

Bardstown –

First Savings Financial Group*

Clarksville, Ind. –

Full Circle Registry Inc.

Shelbyville –

Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc.


Hughes Group Inc.

Jeffersonville, Ind. –

ILPEA Industries Inc.

Scottsburg, Ind. –

Kentucky National Bancorp Inc.

Elizabethtown –

Mid-Southern MHC

Salem, Ind. –

New Independent Bancshares Inc.

New Washington, Ind. –

Newcomb Oil Co. LLC

Bardstown –

Peoples Bancorp Incorporated of Bullitt

Shepherdsville –

PKDM Holdings Inc.

Elizabethtown –

Samtec Inc.

New Albany, Ind. –

Sav-A-Step Food Marts Inc.

Clarksville, Ind. –

Shoe Sensation Inc.

Jeffersonville, Ind. –

Sun Tan City LLC

Elizabethtown –

Trading Post Homes

Shepherdsville –

United Citizens Financial Corporation

US World Meds LLC

St. Matthews –

Wilson & Muir Bancorp Inc.

Bardstown –

* Denotes publicly traded companies

All locations are in Kentucky unless otherwise noted.

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