WKU Public Radio News Staff
Wed May 9, 2012
Economist Says Warren County Led Kentucky in Creating Jobs Last Decade
Warren County was the state leader in private-sector job growth from 2001 to 2010, expanding by more than 15 percent. That’s the finding of University of Louisville economist Paul Coomes, who briefed the state’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform Tuesday about job growth in various regions of Kentucky.
Warren County added more than 7,500 jobs over the decade.
Coomes told members of the tax reform group that the counties that experienced the greatest growth were generally along Kentucky’s borders. Warren County is about 10 miles from Tennessee.
Kenton County, which borders Ohio, had the second largest gain in private-sector employment at 11 percent. It added nearly 6,900 jobs over the decade.