How Kentucky positioned itself at the forefront of the EV and battery industry

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the automotive sector builds toward a future that runs on electric power, Kentucky has moved quickly to stamp its place as a national leader in this burgeoning new market. Within the past seven months, the Commonwealth has announced the two largest economic development projects in its history, and […]

Op-Ed: Spring has sprung at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown

By Chloe Anderson, Human Resources Advisor at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown The following op-ed was written by Chloe Anderson, Human Resources Advisor at Kruger Packaging Elizabethtown. There comes a time in early April when Kentucky signals winter is over. The sun shines brighter, the wind feels warmer and around us the colors are vibrant. Shades of […]

Perry County historic truss bridge finds new Kentucky home

By Brenna Angel, Building Kentucky A historic truss bridge in eastern Kentucky has a new lease on life. The structure that carries Kenmont Road over the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Perry County will soon be moved about 70 miles north to Morgan County, with the City of West Liberty taking ownership of […]

Kentucky’s speed-to-market is fueling unprecedented economic growth in the Commonwealth

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development As the nation’s economy continues to rebound, companies coast-to-coast are looking to expand their operations and meet the ever-growing demand of consumers. This need for growth and quick turnaround times has brought the speed-to-market factor to the forefront when it comes to business expansion and relocation. Kentucky’s Advantages […]

Louisville Water Company launches educational campaign to highlight water’s role in economic development

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Louisville Water Company is raising awareness about the importance of a high-quality, reliable water supply to Kentucky’s economic health. The “Water Grows KY” campaign highlights water’s vital and often unexpected role in Kentucky’s top industry sectors – agriculture, distilling and brewing, education, health care and manufacturing. “People easily understand water’s […]

Kentucky tops Governor’s Cup rankings in 2021 for economic development projects

By Gian Prabhudas, Building Kentucky In back-to-back years, Kentucky was recognized for a litany of awards in Site Selection magazine’s 2021 Governor’s Cup. The Commonwealth was atop the South Central region for economic development projects per capita, and in the top three, nationally, for economic development projects per capita. However, Site Selection magazine also recognized […]

Preconstruction activities begin for I-69 ORX Section 1

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky Preconstruction activities are underway for Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) and are expected to continue through the spring. Work will include geotechnical drilling to collect rock and soil samples, surveying and tree clearing. Construction on I-69 ORX Section 1 is expected to begin in early […]

Small businesses contribute to Kentucky’s unprecedented economic momentum

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Kentucky’s economy set a record pace in 2021, including all-time highs in job creation and private-sector new investment. Large-scale projects have been at the center of that success, including Ford Motor Co. and SK Innovation’s $5.8 billion investment to establish an electric vehicle battery park in Hardin County […]

What’s ahead for Kentucky transportation in 2022

By Drew Roberts, Building Kentucky President Biden’s signing of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, in November marked the beginning of a transformative time for the United States. The law is the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century. It authorizes $550 billion […]

Year in photos: Best images of 2021 shot in Kentucky

Photos by Kaitlin Keane and Steven Richard, Building Kentucky From establishing a bat-friendly bridge to celebrating 100 years of Kentucky real estate, this year has not been short of milestones to celebrate. While filled with immense change and shifts in the way we live, work and play, Kentucky heads into 2022 with much more in […]

Kentucky’s top transportation milestones of 2021 in photos

By Berry Craig, Building Kentucky I-Move I-Move Kentucky is the state’s innovative approach to improving the safety, ease of travel and quality of life for travelers and businesses that frequently use I-265, I-71 and I-64 in Louisville.  Using a four-projects-in-one approach, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is addressing some of its highest-priority transportation needs simultaneously. I-Move […]

What America’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill means for Kentucky

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky On November 15th, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. Also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it is the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century. The hefty $1.2 trillion law contains an estimated $550 billion designated […]

Chamber outlines legislative priorities for the 21st-century and beyond

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By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky As Kentucky pushes past the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders are urging lawmakers to prioritize not only economic recovery but a reimagined economy for the state’s future. To chart a path focused on building the foundations for the Commonwealth’s economic future, one message is clear. Kentucky […]

KYTC plans for snow and ice season

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky With the metaphorical ‘frost on the pumpkin,’ and the Holidays in full swing, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is hard at work planning for the impending snow and ice season. Already nearly 2,000 frontline crew workers have been trained, some 1,000 plow trucks serviced, and hundreds of thousands of tons of salt […]