Why franchise in Louisville?
Centrally located with room for growth
Home of the Kentucky Derby, Louisville is famous for its Southern cuisine and award-winning restaurants, distilleries, and craft cocktail bars. Located on the banks of the Ohio River, Louisville’s waterfront is home to food trucks, biking trails, boat docks, public art, and picnic areas. As one of the most affordable big cities with all the culture and amenities of major metropolitan areas, it’s easy to see why Louisville consistently ranks as a top city for happiest workers.
Centrally located in the US, Louisville’s accessibility and wide footprint mean that a number of companies have already set up operations in the area—and they’re looking to continue to grow. Manufacturing and logistics are major industries, with big players like Ford and GE expanding their manufacturing operations, making Louisville a great place for operations talent.
Top employers in Louisville:
- Yum! Brands
- Texas Roadhouse
- Papa John’s Pizza
- GE Appliances
Louisville business highlights
657,000+ person workforce
4 Fortune 1,000 headquarters
Most affordable big cities in the US
Top 10 US cities with the happiest workers