Toyota says it is adding 400 employees at a Kentucky plant with starting pay of more than $18 an hour. The Georgetown plant is the company’s largest and already employs more than 8,000.
Kentucky exports have seen 15% growth since 2015, up to nearly $32 billion in 2018. Those goods were sent to nearly 200 nations globally.
Kentucky freight shipments are currently among the nation’s highest and are expected to increase by nearly two-thirds in the coming years. However, without adequate infrastructure funding for needed transportation improvements, Kentucky’s continued economic growth could be at risk.