Kentucky economic development

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  Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear is in Europe for an economic development trip.  Beshear is scheduled to speak this week at the International CAR-Symposium in Germany.  More than a thousand automobile executives gather for the yearly meeting. 


Kentucky ranks in the top 5 of the best entrepreneurial climates in the nation according to an annual economic study.

Area Development magazine has recognized Kentucky as one of the most successful states in creating jobs and economic development in 2013.

A Hopkinsville automotive manufacturer is adding three production lines and six jobs in a 20,000 square foot expansion.

Riken Elastomers is investing $7 million in the project.

A delegation from Kentucky is working to expand its business relationship with the state’s number one trading partner. Gov. Steve Beshear, along with representatives from over 20 companies, meets this week with Canadian officials.

Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet Spokesman Daniel Lowry says even a strong trade relationship can grow stronger.

Kentucky Featured in Airplane Magazine

Nov 30, 2012

Kentucky is the first state showcased in United Airlines’ onboard magazine. The 32-page special section called Hemispheres details Kentucky’s economic development and overall business climate. United will carry the Kentucky feature on flights throughout December. United carries an estimated 12 million passengers each month.