Fireworks over the Ohio River at Downtown Henderson, Ky.
Henderson and Henderson County provide the northern gateway to Western Kentucky, sitting astride Interstate 69 and bordered on the north and west by the Ohio River and on the east by the Green River, both of which are navigable by barges.
Among our many assets:
- Our central location means that Henderson is one day's drive to 44 percent of the nation's population, including markets such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Kansas City, New Orleans, Atlanta, Nashville, Jacksonville and Washington, D.C.
- A diverse economy offers job opportunities in manufacturing, wholesale/retail trade, construction, services, energy, health care and education.
- Like Kentucky in general, Henderson County is blessed with reliable, competitively priced electricity. Kentucky has the lowest cost of electricity in the industrial sector among states east of the Mississippi River and one of the lowest in the U.S., coming in nearly 20 percent lower than the national average.
- Our rivers ensure an ample year-round supply of water.
- With proximity to two metropolitan statistical areas, employers draw from a civilian labor force of 270,000 people.
- One of Kentucky’s leading Career and Technical Education programs is located at Henderson County High School, and Henderson Community College and a satellite campus of Murray State University offer an array of post-secondary educational and technical training opportunities.
- Henderson is home to John James Audubon State Park, which is devoted to the life and works of the world famous artist who once lived in Henderson and roamed these fields and hills.