Diverse Manufacturing Base Positions Kentucky For Long-term Success

1 Dec 2021


Kentucky's strength in manufacturing is no secret. With around 4,500 facilities spread throughout the state employing 260,000 people, manufacturing is clearly a driving force behind Kentucky's economic success.

What many may not realize, however, is the true diversity of the commonwealth's manufacturing base and how the sector's growth is building a better Kentucky. From automotive to primary metals to food and beverage to aerospace, Kentucky provides an ideal home for companies of most any size and specialty, as evidenced by a number of new location and expansion announcements throughout the first nine months of this year.

Since 2014, the Greater Louisville region alone has seen well over 600 new location or expansion announcements totaling over $9.8 billion of investment and more than 34,000 proposed jobs, including significant growth of manufacturers like Ford, New Flyer and GE Appliances.

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