Living the Good Life

Kentucky is the birthplace of bourbon and the horse capital of the world. It’s a place where grass is blue and the people, like the horses, have an unbridled spirit.

The commonwealth of Kentucky, with its diverse landscape, ranging from the Appalachian Mountains in the east to the Land Between the Lakes in the west, can claim many superlatives: the largest explored cave system in the world, the country's largest state resort park system, some of the country's most elite college basketball teams, and the Kentucky Derby, a.k.a. "the most exciting two minutes in sports.”

Kentucky boasts the "Grand Canyon of the South" (Breaks Interstate Park on the Virginia border) and the "Gettysburg of the West" (Perryville Battlefield); the Bourbon Trail (the state produces 95 percent of the world's supply of bourbon) and a trail of another kind – U.S. 23, the Country Music Highway – home of the greatest collection of country music luminaries this side of Nashville.

Our ever-livelier cities offer the orchestra, the ballet, world-class museums, and exciting nightlife. One icon of the performing arts, Actors Theatre of Louisville, has drawn praise around the globe for its Humana Festival of New American Plays. Handcrafted furniture, crafts and visual art have turned tiny Berea, Kentucky, into a revered center of creativity.

Paducah's Lowertown Arts District, a booming Ohio riverfront area, has been revitalized in part by the city's artist relocation program, which offers 100 percent financing on housing loans and other subsidies for established artists willing to relocate. Another thriving Western Kentucky city, Bowling Green, was added to the National Trust for Historic Preservation's 2006 list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations.

Kentucky’s special allure and southern charms have captivated the attention of business executives from around the world, and even Hollywood’s elite. Come and discover the endless opportunities that await you in Kentucky.


Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development   Old Capitol Annex  300 West Broadway   Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7140 (local)   800-626-2930 (toll free)