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Thank you for visiting the Harlan County microsite! This site was set up by the Harlan County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA). Our vision is to create a prosperous economy and improved quality of life for the people of Harlan County by realizing its full economic potential while preserving and celebrating our mountain culture.

Mission Statement

The HCEDA's mission is to facilitate economic growth and diversity in Harlan County by recruiting business and industry to the area and promoting investment in our people, culture, businesses and natural resources.

EDO History and Background

The Harlan County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) was established in 2015 to encourage and nurture economic growth throughout Harlan County.

EDO Leadership

Harlan County Economic Development Authority (HCEDA) board members include:
Pete Cornett, Jr., Chairman
William Clem, Vice Chairman
Mike Coldiron, Secretary/Treasurer
Dr. Lynn Moore
Rich Prewitt
Dan Mosley
Jeff Phillips
Preston McClain
Amy Scarborough
Joe Grossman
Travis Cox

Career Opportunities

The HCEDA is currently seeking an Economic Development Director to join an integrative team of board members with diverse backgrounds and motivated local government officials.

The selected individual for this position will perform business development/retention activities to enhance the economic community of Harlan County. A minimum required experience of three (3) years of proven and successful experience in an economic development organization, or any combination of experience and training deemed as equivalent. Preference may be given to candidates who have a Bachelor’s degree in planning, business management, economic development or related field or CEcD certification. Strong verbal and written communication skills and listening skills are required. Salary will be determined based on experience.

Contact Judge Executive Dan Mosley for full job description and duties. Please send cover letter and resume to Harlan County Fiscal Court, Dan Mosley Judge/Executive, P.O. Box 956 Harlan, Ky. 40831 or

Organization Structure

Harlan County Economic Development Authority
Harlan County Fiscal Court
HCEDA Technology Subcommittee

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 27,548  
Median Age 41.4  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 2,169 11.36%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 13,634 71.42%
Civilian Labor Force 8,460 38.60%
Median Household Income $24,451  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Tri-Cities
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
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Lonesome Pine
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New Tazewell Muni
Tucker-Guthrie Memorial
Wendell H Ford