• Harrodsburg-Mercer County Industry


  • The Mercer Chamber of Commerce opened the Gene Royalty Industrial Park to encourage industry within the community and to promote this area for new business investment.

    Harrodsburg, the county seat of Mercer County, is the home of 8,161 people within the city limits and 22,024 countywide.  Located in central Kentucky’s Bluegrass region, Harrodsburg is at the center of a 14 county labor market area with a total population exceeding 673,381.



  • Demographics and Economic Statistics

    Standardized and detailed statistics for Harrodsburg and Mercer County are maintained by Kentucky state government’s Cabinet for Economic Development. These statistics are available on Harrodsburg’s community profile.  

    Local Economy

    The largest employment sector of the Harrodsburg economy is manufacturing.  Approximately 30% of workers employed in Mercer County are employed at one of the community’s manufacturing operations.  Manufacturing firms located in Mercer County are:

    KeyTronicEMS (formerly Ayrshire Electronics)
     Harrodsburg, KY 40330 |  

    Established: 2000

    Electronic manufacturing services including printed circuit board assemblies, final unit assembly and testing. Sales office only in Harrodsburg. 

    NAICS Codes: 334418, 335999

    Employment: Business Office in Harrodsburg 

    Corning Incorporated – Display Technologies
    680 East Office Street | Harrodsburg, KY 40330 | 859-734-3341 

    Established: 1952            

    AMLCD glass substrate – thin, durable, highly scratch resistant cover glass used in portable handheld electronic devices

    NAICS Codes: 327211

    Employment: 420

    Expansion - August 3, 2010
    Investment: $186,000,000
    Jobs: 80

    Investment 2017: $200 Million from Apple

    Investment 2020: Currently APPLE investing an additional $250 Million 

    Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.
    955 Warwick Road | Harrodsburg, KY  40330 | 859-734-9451

    Automobile electric and electronic components

    NAICS Codes: 493110, 335912, 336322

    Employment: 1,400

    November 10, 2009
    Investment: $20,200,000                      
    Jobs: 100

    September 16, 2010
    Investment: $48,000,000
    Jobs: 44

    October 17, 2011
    Investment: $12,000,000
    Jobs: 60


    Toyota Boshoku America 
    1120 Industry Road | Harrodsburg, KY 40330 | 859-734-6000

    Automotive plastics components & interior sub-assemblies

    NAICS: 326199, 336360

    Employment: 134

    Essity/SCA/Wausau Paper
    1150 Industry Road | Harrodsburg, KY  40330 | 859-734-0538

    Paper towels, toilet paper, facial tissue & sanitary paper products

    NAICS Codes: 322121, 322291

    Employment: 485   

    Expansion - April 13, 2011
    Investment: $220,000,000
    Jobs: 76


    Kentucky Utilities Company
    Operates a major electric generation station

    Employment: 133 F/T KU employees, 54 F/T resident contractor employees. The EW Brown site is the only power station in KY that includes coal, natural gas, hydro, and solar generation.  

    Manufacturing Expansions

    The expansion projects for these local manufacturers totaled nearly $500,000,000 in capital investment, resulting in the creation of approximately 360 direct new jobs.   

    Relocation to Harrodsburg
    HMCIDA in cooperation with the Mercer Chamber of Commerce provides helpful information for individuals relocating to Harrodsburg for employment at one of the community’s manufacturing plants.  This information is available by contacting the Mercer Chamber of Commerce at 859-734-2365.


  • Contact Info

    Mercer County Chamber of Commerce
    1150 Danville Rd, Suite 100
    Harrodsburg, Kentucky 40330


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  • Director's Notes Director's Notes

    What a winter so far!   As the weather changes every which way--we want to remember to be thankful for YOU our members and chamber friends.  You have been our rock and we hope we have been yours.  We will not fail to work for our community and economic health every day.