FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky’s private-sector new-location and expansion projects have exceeded $10 billion in new investments in a calendar year for the first time in the commonwealth’s history with more than 15,200 full-time jobs announced, creating unprecedented economic momentum, Gov. Andy Beshear said Monday.

“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 commonwealth and our residents,” Beshear said.

Through the first 10 months of 2021, economic momentum in Kentucky has exceeded any other full-year totals for investment growth. Year-to-date, more than 110 private-sector new-location and expansion announcements include nearly $10.3 billion in total planned investment that will create more than 15,235 full-time jobs across the coming years.

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