Lowest electric rates
Kentucky enjoys a tremendous competitive advantage in the provision of
electric energy, natural gas,
and water supply. Kentucky's electric power costs in the industrial sector ranked the lowest in the nation east of
the Mississippi for 2009 based on annual rankings compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Kentucky has
consistently placed among the lowest cost states for industrial electric power since 1990. In 2009, Kentucky had the
sixth lowest industrial electric costs among all fifty states. Kentucky is well served by its abundant coal reserves, its proximity to the
natural gas pipeline corridor, and its wealth of water resources.
Kentucky is served by one of the most extensive networks in the country, with fiber optic, wireless, digital microwave and satellite
technologies integrated into a sophisticated infrastructure capable of handling the most demanding needs.
ConnectKentucky is a quasi-public
alliance of leaders in private industry, government, and universities working together to develop the most effective technological
infrastructure for Kentucky. ConnectKentucky’s mission is to accelerate the growth of technology in support of community and economic
development, improved healthcare, enhanced education, and more effective government.
Kentucky is located in the center of eastern U.S. industrial and consumer markets, with its borders within 600 miles of over 60%
of the nation’s population, personal income, and manufacturing business establishments. Five interstates, numerous U.S. highways
and a network of limited-access state parkways serve the state. Kentucky's intermodal freight and passenger transportation systems
have reached out to provide efficient and cost-effective access to all points of the globe. Regional markets are also easily
served from Kentucky's strategic location, midway between the large Midwestern and growing Southeastern and Gulf export markets.
Learn more about Kentucky transportation: a network with the world.