Message from Northwest Kentucky
Forward about Century
From Northwest Kentucky Forward
Regional Economic Development
does one determine the value of an industry? How can a community place a worth on an employer? Is it the number of jobs or
perhaps the taxes paid by the company? Maybe it is measured by a company's level of community involvement? Or is it in the
other jobs that are supported in the community because of the employer's presence?
All of these are important and
significant factors in valuing an existing industry. In the case of Century Aluminum Sebree, these numbers are incredibly
impressive. The local aluminum smelter employs approximately 500 people directly at their Sebree facility making it one of
the largest private employers in Henderson County and the northwest Kentucky region. Furthermore, support jobs in the region
number into the thousands because of the plant and its employees.
On the community front, the plant supports numerous
civic organizations and business and economic development groups, including Northwest Kentucky Forward. Sebree Works - Aluminum
is certainly an important corporate citizen.
The name recognition that Century Aluminum Sebree brings to the region
is incredible. Companies looking at this area often ask what other companies are located here and all of them know of and
respect the Century Aluminum Sebree name. Communities are known by the "companies they keep" and having Century
Aluminum Sebree as a neighbor is great for this region.
Maybe the best way to value an existing industry is to try to
imagine what our community would be like if they were not here. Can you imagine a Henderson County or a northwestern Kentucky
without Century Aluminum Sebree? Who would fill that massive chasm? Hopefully, we will never have to find out.