Manufacturing


Kentucky’s ideal location, skilled workforce and business-friendly environment make the Commonwealth a great place for manufacturing companies to make and ship products to every corner of the globe. In 2016 alone, 222 manufacturers announced facility location or expansion projects with a reported capital investment of more than $2.2 billion and 7,535 additional jobs.

Manufacturing Facilities:

4,500 manufacturing related facilities in Kentucky

Manufacturing Workers:

Nearly 250,000 Kentuckians work in a manufacturing facility

Kentucky-Made Exports:

$29.2 billion of Kentucky-made products were exported last year