Kentucky

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Kentucky.

Louisville, KY

Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation

The bourbon maker will invest $95 million in an expansion of its Louisville, KY distillery and create a nursery on the property for a long-term study of oak tree sustainability.
Material Handling Systems

Material Handling Systems Creating 200 Jobs In Kentucky

The conveyor and automated sortation equipment company's new Bowling Green, KY manufacturing operations will complement its Mt. Washington global headquarters. 
Kentucky

Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track

Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.
November / December 2020

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.
Somerset, KY

AHF Products Investing $2.5M In Kentucky Expansion

The wood flooring manufacturer plans to install innovative technology and create 20 new jobs at its Somerset, KY facility.
advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19.
COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.
Tech Hubs

Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown

Atlanta is the hottest growth leader among Tech Hubs and New Orleans tops the chart of Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.
GE Appliances

GE Investing $62M In Kentucky Expansion

GE Appliances will expand production at its Appliance Park manufacturing complex in Louisville, KY. The project will create 260 new jobs.
logistics strategies

Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.
Crown Holdings Henry County, VA

Crown Holdings Begins Building $148M Plant In Kentucky

The 327,000-square-foot metal beverage can manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, KY will create 126 jobs when it opens in the spring of 2021.
advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.
aerospace industry

The Aerospace Industry: Cruising To A Higher Altitude

Production-related issues and order cancellations slowed the commercial aerospace sector last year, but long-term demand for passenger jets remains robust.
LEED for Cities and Communities

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.
U.S. ports

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.
Corvette

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car.
Bowling Green, KY

Henkel And ALPLA Partner For $130M Investment In Kentucky

The partnership's expansion project will enhance laundry detergent production in Bowling Green, KY and is expected to create up to 60 full-time jobs.
Bowling Green, KY

TAZ Trucking Investing $7.3M In Kentucky Expansion

Just six weeks after the company cut the ribbon on its new Bowling Green facility, TAZ Trucking announced it will add up to 57 new jobs at the location.
U.S. manufacturing

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.
Next Generation Corvette

GM Bowling Green Assembly Plant To Add 400 Jobs

Preparing for the next-generation Corvette, the Warren County, KY facility will build America's most advanced series-production sports car.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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