As we build on the Commonwealth’s record economic momentum, we will continue our work to build a better Kentucky that provides great jobs for all Kentuckians. With our ideal location and talented workforce, there is no better place to do business than in Kentucky.

— Jeff Noel, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development


From rural communities to urban centers, Kentucky has the resources to meet the needs of any growing business. (Photo: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development)


Top 5 Automotive2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Manufacturing Jobs (% of Workforce)2023 State Rankings
Top 5 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP) 2023 State Rankings
Top 5 EV Industry Investment2023 State Rankings
#3 Logistics Leaders: Louisville2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Best Business Climate (Mid-Sized): Lexington2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Most Affordable (Small; Under 50K Pop.): Ashland 2023 Metro Rankings
Top 5 Logistics Leaders: Louisville2023 Global Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities




Team Kentucky

Team Kentucky: We are creating the most pro-business state in America, catering to the needs of business and cutting red tape in the process. Our pro-business initiatives resulted in record investment and job creation. And we’ve only just begun.


commerce lexington

Lexington, Kentucky welcomes businesses that want to prosper, innovate, create opportunities, and be a part of a supportive community. With our convenient location, a new 200-acre industrial park, educated talent, and our unique culture, Lexington is the perfect location for a business that wants to do amazing things.




Quality of Life, Site Selection

Workforce Focus: Site Selection & Quality Of Life

Community involvement and access to a rich variety of activities and amenities have climbed the list of factors for site decisions.

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Two companies that held grand openings for their facilities this month continue the trend of economic growth in Kentucky.
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Stellar Snacks, West Louisville Kentucky

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