2018’s $5.3 billion in Kentucky projects is state’s second-best year ever

Monday, March 11, 2019

Manufacturers, service and tech companies in 2018 announced plans to create 14,500 full-time jobs

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Companies pledged nearly $5.3 billion in expansions and new facility locations throughout Kentucky, making 2018 the second-highest in state history for corporate investment, Gov. Matt Bevin announced.

From those investments spanning 374 individual projects, businesses plan to create more than 14,500 full-time jobs in the coming years. The state’s 2018 performance brings the Bevin administration total to $18.1 billion in announced investment and 50,745 jobs announced, more than any previous four-year administration in Kentucky.

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