Matthew G. Bevin
Governor
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601
Erik Dunnigan
Acting Secretary
January 11, 2016
For Immediate Release
 
Jessica Ditto
502.564.2611

Jack Mazurak
502.782.1965

Governor Bevin to Promote Kentucky's Auto Industry at North American International Auto Show

Will meet with automotive industry leaders


FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2016) – Governor Matt Bevin announced today that he will travel to Detroit on Tuesday, January 12 to promote Kentucky’s automotive industry and speak with industry leaders at the 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

The North American International Auto Show, which runs from January 11-24, is considered by industry experts to be the largest and most prestigious automotive showcase with more than 800,000 people expected to attend. The event features more than 750 vehicles and numerous interactive displays by suppliers.

"We are wasting no time in promoting and building Kentucky's economy," said Governor Bevin. "The North American Auto Show is a tremendous opportunity to discuss Kentucky's signature auto manufacturing industry with some of the most influential industry leaders and decision makers from around the world. Our Commonwealth has long been among the nation's leading auto producers and I look forward to showing CEOs from first class companies throughout the world that Kentucky is open for business."

Last year, the show featured the introduction of 55 vehicles, the majority of which were worldwide debuts, with more than 5,000 journalists from 60 countries in attendance. For more information on NAIAS, visit www.NAIAS.com.

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The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency responsible for encouraging new jobs and investment in the state. New capital investment announced in Kentucky in 2015 totaled a state record $5.1 billion, spurring more than 16,000 projected new jobs. Information on available industrial properties, workforce development assistance, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other economic development resources is available at www.ThinkKentucky.com.