Nelson County Economic Development Agency
Umbrella agency to Bardstown Industrial Development Corporation.


Welcome to Bardstown and Nelson County, Kentucky where, year after year, we continue to be included in the elite list of “100 Best Small Towns in America.” This national recognition is based on not only the excellent quality of life and amenities but our healthy business climate and our continued economic growth.

We are fortunate to have several economic development agencies, all housed together in our “Welcome Center” to answer any question you may have about Bardstown and the other wonderful communities that make up Nelson County. Our Tourism, Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street organizations are listed on our “Partners” link and we hope you will take a few moments to explore the resources that are available to you. You will soon discover why so many people have chosen Bardstown and Nelson County as the place they call home.