KENTUCKY — The sun is shining bright on economic development in Kentucky. New and expansion projects in the private sector have exceeded $10 billion for the first time in the state’s history, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

What You Need To Know

  • Kentucky is seeing the best year for economic development in its history, according to Gov. Andy Beshear
  • Over $10 billion in investments were announced in 2021 so far
  • That’s expected to bring over 15,200 full-time jobs to the state
  • Ford announced the single largest investment in Kentucky’s history in late September

Bouncing back from the COVID-19 pandemic in a big way, the $10 billion in developments are set to bring more than 15,200 full-time jobs with them.

“This is a monumental achievement for our state that represents months of dedication from local and state economic development leaders and businesses across Kentucky who continue to further their commitment to the…

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