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Kentucky has experienced record-breaking export growth, and exports in 2015 totaled over $27 billion. Kentucky’s top five exports were aerospace parts and products ($8.7 billion), motor vehicles and parts ($5 billion), pharmaceutical and medicines ($1.7 billion), resin, rubber, fibers, and filaments ($1.2 billion), and basic chemicals ($987 million).


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Kentucky has experienced record-breaking export growth, and exports in 2015 totaled over $27 billion. Kentucky’s top five exports were aerospace parts and products ($8.7 billion), motor vehicles and parts ($5 billion), pharmaceutical and medicines ($1.7 billion), resin, rubber, fibers, and filaments ($1.2 billion), and basic chemicals ($987 million).

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Latest: Advanced Manufacturing In The Eight-County Bluegrass Region, Kentucky - Kentucky has experienced record-breaking export growth, and exports in 2015 totaled over $27 billion. Kentucky’s top five exports were aerospace parts and products ($8.7 billion), motor vehicles and parts ($5 billion), pharmaceutical and medicines ($1.7 billion), resin, rubber, fibers, and filaments ($1.2 billion), and basic chemicals ($987 million).

Advanced Manufacturing In The Eight-County Bluegrass Region, Kentucky

Kentucky has experienced record-breaking export growth, and exports in 2015 totaled over $27 billion. Kentucky’s top five exports were aerospace parts and products ($8.7 billion), motor vehicles and parts ($5 billion), pharmaceutical and medicines ($1.7 billion), resin, rubber, fibers, and filaments ($1.2 billion), and basic chemicals ($987 million).

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The aluminum parts manufacturer will invest more than $51.3 million in Bowling Green, KY.

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High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky

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Kentucky aims for the global logistics crown with Amazon's new air-cargo shipping hub.

Auto Glass Manufacturer Investing $7.5M In Kentucky

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Amazon Investing $1.49B In Northern Kentucky Prime Air Shipping Hub

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Kayser Automotive Adding 100 Jobs In Western Kentucky

The $26M project was made possible by a complex economic development deal involving candle manufacturer MVP Group moving its operations from Fulton to Mayfield.

UniFirst Investing $12M In Owensboro, KY Expansion

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Kentucky: Biotechnology Sector Is Surging In Lexington

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Automotive Supplier To Add 134 Jobs In Kentucky

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More Than A Bakery, LLC plans to build a $57.1 million facility in Versailles, KY. The bakery and distribution facility will employ 310 people.

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General Cable Industries Relocating Operations To Lawrenceburg, KY

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Kindred Healthcare Expanding Corporate Headquarters In Louisville, KY

Company plans to build six-story building on Theatre Square and create 500 new jobs. Once it completes a merger with Atlanta-based Gentiva Health Services Inc., Kindred will become one of the largest health care companies in the U.S.

General Motors To Invest $439 Million In Bowling Green, KY Corvette Assembly Plant

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Computershare Inc. Opens New Facility In Louisville, KY

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Avure Technologies Inc. Establishing Headquarters In Northern Kentucky

Avure to create state-of-the-art high-pressure processing food research lab.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Expands In Bowling Green, KY

To encourage the investment and job growth in Warren County, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $500,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

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