#22 Kentucky


6.24 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

5.88 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

5.94 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

Kentucky is on the verge of surpassing its record for business investments, fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements in early 2017 totaling more than $5B, according to the Associated Press. Since January, 53 companies have pledged just over $5B on new facilities and expansions in Kentucky, which should add about 8,000 mostly full-time jobs, with average annual salaries of about $43,500.

Key Industries

Automotive, Food & Beverage,Chemicals, Healthcare, Logistics, Plastics, Primary Metals

Key Companies

Ashland
Brown-Forman
Churchill Downs
Humana
Lexmark International
Texas Roadhouse
YUM! Brands

Key Contacts

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill, Secretary
terry.gill@ky.gov
502-564-7140
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
http://www.thinkkentucky.com/

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