Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Business Overview
Nestled between the foothills of the Appalachians and the central Kentucky Bluegrass region, Mt. Sterling offers the best of both worlds: a charming, friendly atmosphere in a robust business environment. Home to 35 industries employing more than 5,000 residents, Mt. Sterling is the economic engine of the Montgomery County region, with a thriving manufacturing sector that provides more jobs per capita than any community its size in the state. Recognized as a top 10 micropolitan community by Site Selection magazine, the community attracts range of employers from international corporations like Nestle to small, niche manufacturers, and its proximity to Lexington and access to I-64 make it a prime spot for trucking firms and distributing centers. Mt. Sterling's renovated downtown boasts a quaint collection of historic districts and specialty shops, and other local amenities include a 65-bed hospital, a regional arts center and the Clay Community Center, the fastest growing extended campus for Morehead State University.