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Kentucky European Representative Office

More than 200 European companies are enjoying successful business ventures by operating in Kentucky, including 76 from Germany. Kentucky welcomes international investment. We have enjoyed great success because of our low business costs, central U.S. location and exceptional quality of life. We invite you to discover Kentucky’s advantages for your company, and we stand ready to assist.

Kentucky Overview for European Industry

Quick Answers

Here are quick links to some of the most commonly asked questions. Have others? Contact us!

How We Can Help

To assist in your understanding of Kentucky’s business environment, as well as to guide you through Kentucky programs, a project manager from the Cabinet for Economic Development is assigned to each project as a single point of contact for the duration of the process. This provides confidentiality for the company, while affording a degree of comfort to the localcommunities being evaluated. Click below for a list of our available services.

Available Services

Reasons to Locate in Kentucky

There are many reasons to locate or expand in Kentucky. Use the link below for a list of the advantages your company will experience.


Kentucky Business Costs Rank Among The Lowest
In The United States

Click below to discover some of the key factors that make the Commonwealth a great place to do business.

Business Costs

Kentucky Business Incentives & Financial Programs

Kentucky's pro-business climate provides a number of incentives for businesses that will lower the cost of doing businesses for companies that choose to locate or expand in Kentucky. Helping businesses in this way furthers Kentucky’s goals of achieving long-term economic growth and employment opportunities for its citizens.

Kentucky offers a variety of tax incentives and other financial enhancements for growing businesses.
Click below to access a list of examples.

Financial Incentives

Education & Workforce

Kentucky understands that a company’s workforce is its #1 priority. For that reason, we have been taking steps to ensure that workers in Kentucky are equipped with superior training and skills needed to compete in the global economy. The Cabinet partners with several organizations to ensure companies and individuals receive the workforce resources they need to be successful.

Education & Workforce


Many of the world's most successful companies have discovered that Kentucky, land of the thoroughbred, is a great place to build their business.

Whether you're a prospect, an existing Kentucky business or you're looking to start a business in Kentucky, it helps to hear what other business leaders are saying about doing business in the Bluegrass. We're happy to spread the word.

Economic growth announced/reported so far during the Bevin Administration:

(Manufacturing, service or technology related, through April 2017 unless otherwise noted)

new/expanded facilities
in new investment
new jobs
$33.5 Billion
in exports
(through February 2017)
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