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your new American home


Kentucky Logistics Map

Kentucky is within one day's drive or a
two hour flight from two-thirds of the U.S. population

Combine a perfect location in the United States with a strong workforce, overnight delivery virtually anywhere in the world, and an abundance of opportunities for growth and profit, and you can see why Kentucky can be your ideal U.S. location.

Kentucky is located at the center of a 34-state distribution area in the eastern U.S. Its borders are within 1000 km of more than 65 percent of the U.S population, personal income and manufacturing establishments.

Kentucky makes what the world wants

Manufacturing is a dominant force in Kentucky. Consider the facts:

  • Kentucky has more than 4,500 manufacturing-related facilities in Kentucky
  • More than 250,000 Kentuckians work in manufacturing-related jobs
  • Kentucky’s manufacturing GDP greatly outpaces the U.S. average
  • $29.2 billion in Kentucky-made products were exported last year to nearly 200 countries
  • Products made in Kentucky can be shipped throughout the world virtually overnight thanks to three global air shipping hubs (DHL, UPS and Amazon)
  • Kentucky’s central U.S. location allows manufacturers to get products to market in the U.S. quickly. With 20 interstates and major highways, plus plentiful water and rail shipping options, products made in Kentucky can get to two-thirds of the U.S population within one day
  • Manufacturing enjoys Kentucky’s low industrial electricity rates, 20% lower than the U.S. average

Kentucky’s primary industry sectors

  • Automotive
  • Primary Metals
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Food and Beverage
  • Chemicals
  • Aerospace
  • Plastics and Rubber
  • Biotech

Kentucky workers are trained to produce world-class quality products

Kentucky’s workforce is well trained and qualified. Here are some examples of our global competiveness:

  • Kentucky’s workforce training programs are adapting best practices from Europe
  • Kentucky’s apprentice program is being expanded statewide
  • KY FAME, a work training program based on the German Skills Initiative, combines education with on-the-job training to create the future workforce
  • The Kentucky Skills Network provided job recruitment and training services at no cost last year for 5,000 companies and 95,000 workers

European Representative Office,
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development


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