We’re turning Kentucky into the epicenter of the advanced automotive manufacturing industry. Working closely with the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville – which were already deeply immersed in alternative-energy research – we have formed an innovative partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory to improve the manufacturing process of plug-in and hybrid automotive batteries.
The dazzling new Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research & Development Center opened in Lexington in August 2012. The partnership will aid in securing U.S. energy independence, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and help in strengthening the economy.
The R&D Center is an “open access” facility,
allowing industrial users to choose between
contracting for use of lab space and equipment
or having the center’s experts do it for them.
The user’s intellectual property rights are
protected throughout. The lab is part of
a larger university facility investigating a wide range of energy-related technologies, including biomass and biofuels, electrochemical power sources, and distributed solar energy technologies.
Need a place to plug your company
in? Whether you’re interested in advanced energy
technologies, or simply want to consider doing
business in a state as forward-thinking as
Kentucky, take a close look at our three
certified megasites. These are all prime
development opportunities, suitable for
large-scale manufacturing facilities needing at
least 1,500 acres of flat, clean land with
excellent access to low-cost power,
transportation and a business climate that
consistently says yes. Of course, we can also
offer hundreds of additional shovel-ready
sites and available buildings to fit your specific needs. (To learn more about our certified megasites, Kentucky’s best-kept secret, visit: www.KentuckyMegasites.com)
And when it comes time to close the deal, we have a vast array of newly updated incentive programs that place Kentucky among America’s most aggressive and most effective, and many of them are aimed at energy, automotive and manufacturing enterprises.
Spend some time getting to know us. ThinkKentucky.com offers you extensive information on available sites and buildings, community profiles, Kentucky industry reports, workforce training options and much more. Explore our financial incentives in the QuickLinks box on the right-hand side of the home page. You’re sure to find the expertise and tools you need to make your next site selection decision a success.
We invite you to be a part of the Kentucky energy revolution.