Bardstown-Nelson County Community Profile


Take a closer look at Bardstown and Nelson County, Ky., the Bourbon Capital of the World. Named the Most Beautiful Small Town in America, Bardtown has a bustling economy, unique tourist attractions, three bourbon distilleries and much more.

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Flowers Foods of Thomasville, Ga., selected Nelson County Industrial Park as the location of its newest baking operation. Flowers Foods brands include Nature���s Own, Sunbeam and Bunny Breads. Labor Force Characteristics Civilian Labor Force Unemployment Rate NELSON COUNTY LABOR MARKET AREA 22,131 8.9% 557,685 9.0% When NPR made its announcement, company President Fumiaki Moriya explained why the firm chose Bardstown for its third U.S. plant, which supplies automakers in both the U.S. and Japan. ���Having carefully studied the candidate sites in various respects,��� Moriya said, ���We found Bardstown to be head and shoulders above any other community for our requirements.��� Flowers Foods also found Bardstown an ideal location and will be the first manufacturing facility in the new Nelson County Industrial Park, which is located adjacent to the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway. ���Demand for our baked foods continues to grow as we expand our geographic territory and gain greater share within our existing, core markets,��� said George E. Deese, chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Flowers Foods. ���Bardstown is strategically located at the northern part of our current market territory for fresh baked foods, and this bakery serves new markets as we expand northward.��� Bardstown and Nelson County offer prospective manufacturers two industrial parks from which to choose, with sites

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