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.




80 Acres Farms

80 Acres Farms Brings 125 Jobs to Kentucky

80 Acres Farms, a vertical farming site, recently opened in Kentucky & will bring 125 jobs and up to $95 million in investment to the state.

Washington, Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Texas Are #1 In Key Industries

Business Facilities Annual State Rankings highlight high-growth sectors, including Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, and Film & Television.
Toyota Electric SUV

Toyota To Assemble New Electric SUV In Kentucky Starting 2025

Toyota will invest $2.1 billion in a new plant in North Carolina to make batteries for the new SUV, battery production will also begin in 2025.
Top Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: Links To Success

The logistics industry is a multi-billion dollar sector that connects producers and consumers to deliver the right products at the right time.