Welcome to the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce home page! Through the pages of our website, we invite you to explore the many facets of our chamber. From its many firsts -the location of the first Courthouse in Kentucky (1785), the first U.S. Post Office west of the Alleghenies (1792), the first Capital of Kentucky (1785), and the first Political Club in the West (1786) - to its modern designation as one of the nation's outstanding retirement and most beautiful communities in the United States, Danville has been a city determined to fashion its own future.
The results of that determination are evident in its planned industrial and economic growth, the cooperative spirit of its public and private sectors, the commitment to its colleges and schools, its outstanding medical facilities, and its commitment to the highest possible quality of life for all of its citizens.
Beyond the charm of its historic architecture and welcoming attitude, Danville-Boyle County, Kentucky, stands out with its broad economic foundation. In addition to manufacturing and distribution, wide-ranging professional expertise, and a full complement of service businesses, Danville-Boyle County is a regional hub for health care, post-secondary education, cultural events, and active recreation.
Today, the City of Danville, which is the county seat of Boyle County, is a thriving community of 16,292 on the southern edge of Kentucky's famed Bluegrass Region. The City is blessed with an abundant water supply, highly efficient roads and infrastructure, and a well-educated workforce. Danville is a family town. It is a hub for manufacturing and distribution. It is a destination for recreation and relaxation. It is a center for medical care and education. It will surprise and delight you with its cultural attractions and historical preservation. It will offer you an exceptional environment in which to do business. It will welcome you enthusiastically and make you quickly feel at home.
Danville, Kentucky, is also a charming and vibrant town that’s been singled out by Time magazine as one of ten successful small towns in America. In 2001, Danville received a Great American Main Street Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. More recently, Danville was one of six nationwide finalists in the Rand McNally Most Beautiful Small Town in America.
Danville is located in the heart of Kentucky’s famed Bluegrass region, known for its beautiful rolling hills and horse farms. The economic center of a five-county area, Danville offers the amenities of a big city without the traffic, smog, or safety issues. There are plenty of places to dine, shop, catch a play or movie, and participate in sports. If you’re more of an outdoor person, you'll discover many nearby locations to hike, camp, or picnic.
In 2011, Money Magazine placed Danville as the fourth best place to retire in the United States. Danville was twice chosen to host U.S. Vice-Presidential debates. Danville was named by Site Selection Magazine as the top micropolitan in Kentucky for the third year in a row.
Offering the best of both city and small town life, Danville features striking local architecture and convenient access to the gorgeous countryside as well as major cities. It’s a town you can fall in love with.
Danville is unusual in that it offers much of what you'd expect to find in a big city: Fortune 500 companies; a major medical complex; a variety of dining options from fast food to bistros to full service restaurants with bars. And Centre College’s Norton Center for the Arts, presents world-class entertainment, from Willie Nelson to My Fair Lady to the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
On behalf of the members of the Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce, we encourage you to experience our city on the world wide web, but, better yet, come see us in person!