Meade County is one of the only 43 certified Work Ready communities in the state. Kentucky’s Work Ready Communities program – the most rigorous workforce certification program in the nation – is inspiring meaningful dialogue and action by community, education, government and business leaders across the Commonwealth. Holding a Work Ready certification from the Kentucky Department of Economic Development shows that Meade County is committed to educating and developing a strong workforce. In 2017, the Meade County College and Career Center underwent a $19 million dollar renovation to provide students with the latest technology to prepare them for jobs in engineering, manufacturing, robotics, health sciences and technology. The College and Career Center, in partnership with Elizabethtown Community and Technical College, also offers evening undergraduate courses.
Meade County is building the infrastructure of tomorrow to support industry. From 100% fiber, high-speed internet capabilities to some of the most cost-effective energy rates in the country. Meade County offers P3 or Public/Private/Partnership opportunities for municipal planning.
Meade County’s skilled workforce draws from its agriculture heritage to embrace and emulate traditional work ethic. Our people know what it means to work hard, to be dedicated and to take pride in accomplishments. Additionally, our proximity to Fort Knox, and our quality of life that makes people who visit want to stay, gives us an excellent pool of military veterans and their unique skill sets.