Kentucky is located in the geographical center of the Eastern United States, which is defined as including states sharing an east or west border with the Mississippi River. Due to its extensive highway, air, rail, and waterway transportation systems, the so called Bluegrass State is in a strong position to compete in the global marketplace. Within 600 miles of its borders, one has access to over 60% of the nation's population, personal income, and manufacturing business establishments. Kentucky's intermodal freight and passenger transportation systems provide safe, efficient and cost effective access to all points of the globe.
In terms of area Kentucky is slightly smaller than England, however a lot less populated with a population of close to 4.5 million. Therefore we have space in abundance.
Kentucky's two largest cities are Louisville and Lexington. Louisville is home to an international airport, so is Northern Kentucky, whose international airport is also more commonly known as Cincinnati airport – a quick gateway to Europe.
Kentucky's feature industries are the automotive industry, the bourbon and the horse industry. However, Kentucky is home to a wide variety of industries, with company headquarters from various sectors. Take a look at our random selection of companies with Kentucky operations.
Kentucky is proud to be a manufacturing state with a "can-do" workforce, a center for logistics, and home to various corporate headquarters and top universities. If you add the beautiful scenery, a warm climate with very distinctive seasons and a low cost of living, you will find everything that is needed for your business and people to flourish.
Kentucky is home to more than 410 foreign-owned facilities from 31 nations with over 82,000 full-time employees Nearly 40 percent of investment and almost 30 percent of new jobs annouced in 2013 resulted from foreign-owned firms