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In the summer of 2003, the Cities of Horse Cave and Munfordville received funding for a Retail Market Study through the Appalachian Regional Commission’s Flex-E-Grant program. Marketek, located in Portland, Oregon, conducted the market study. Their research revealed that…

Opportunities Abound in Hart County

$46.8 million in untapped retail sales

(the equivalent of over 55,000 square feet)

Retail Sales Leakage (2003, selected categories)
Category of Merchandise: Sales Leakage
Grocery Stores: $8,403,940
Apparel & Accessories: $6,158,600
Department Store: $9,491,702
Restaurant: $11,076,044
Miscellaneous/Specialty Retail: $6,630,078

Trade area population and income growth will increase retail sales potential
over 10% by 2008.

Hart County’s Target Markets
Hart County Trade Area Residents, 2003
Population: 30,080
Median Age: 38.6 years
Median Income: $30,483
Hart County Trade Area Workforce, 2003: 12,020
Hart County visitors spend over $15 million annually

Here’s What Our Business Owners Have to Say…

“Hart County has everything going for it - location, quality of life, great people, and a positive business climate.”

“Business, government, and the community are willing to work together. We’re making progress.”

“Hart County is a small, but friendly place. Very attractive to young families…a desirable place to live.”

“We have significant industry in Hart County and excellent opportunities to grow.”


Several vacant commercial buildings as well as building sites currently exist in the county. Use the following contact information to learn more about these opportunities:

Caveland Real Estate, Inc.: (270) 786-2283

Hart County Realty, Inc.: (270) 524-1980

Horse Cave Development Corporation: (270) 774-1115

House of Hiser Realty & Auction, Inc.: (270) 524-9014

Lawler Real Estate & Auction Co.: (270) 524-5002

Partners Realty & Auction: (270) 528-3024

Raymond Hishmeh Coldwell Banker Legacy: (270) 786-2214

RE/MAX Executive Group, Inc.: (270) 537-4652

RE/MAX Highland Realty: (270) 646-7772

South Central Realty, Inc.: (270) 786-5263

Wes Logsdon Building Company: (270) 528-3500

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