KENTUCKY Transportation Infrastructure Key to Capitalizing on States Favorable Location
The Commonwealth is situated in the center of a 34-state distribution area, which facilitates the delivery of goods and materials to a massive industrial and consumer market. Kentucky companies are within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the American population and are currently sending $500 billion in products to the world. As commerce moves throughout Kentucky’s transportation networks, the Commonwealth prospers. Safeguarding our transportation infrastructure is not only crucial for Kentucky’s economic health, but also imperative for the preservation and expansion of our workforce. As Kentucky ascends as the manufacturing powerhouse of the United States, high-wage jobs are created all across the bluegrass. Over 95,000 Kentuckians in 80 counties are employed in our automotive plants. More than 250,000 people work in the Commonwealth’s growing manufacturing industry, and 60,000 jobs are supported by logistics companies. Kentucky’s transportation infrastructure is literally the channel through which we move Kentucky forward.
Auto Supplier to Locate First US Manufacturing Operation in Murray
DAE-IL Corp., a manufacturer of powertrain parts, will invest $50 million and create 120 full-time jobs through the location of its first US facility in Murray, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.
Barkley Regional Airport News
The United States Department of Transportation is re-selecting SkyWest Airlines, Inc. (SkyWest) to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Paducah, Kentucky's Barkley Regional Airport.
Chamber Testifies on the Importance of Infrastructure Investment
By Bottom Line - Dave Adkinson testified before the House Working Group on Kentucky's Transportation