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Spark

From electrical circuits to fuel lines, solid connections keep engines purring. At the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association, we understand that connections also fuel your businesses. That’s why we’re happy to make introductions at our newest conference, SPARK, which includes panel discussions and exclusive matchmaking sessions with procurement representatives.

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KAIA is an industry-led organization that is driven by the needs of Kentucky's expansive automotive industry. The association was formed hand-in-hand with Kentucky's OEMs and suppliers in order to ensure its continued focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry. Learn how your company or organization can help advance Kentucky's automotive industry by joining KAIA today.

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The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) was established to advance and promote Kentucky’s automotive industry by providing leadership and creating collaborative partnerships.  As an industry-led organization, KAIA is driven by the needs of Kentucky’s expansive automotive network. The association was formed hand-in-hand with Kentucky’s OEMs and suppliers in order to ensure its continued focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry.

As the primary state association designed to unite Kentucky’s automotive manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, KAIA serves as a unifying voice that strives to anticipate and address common challenges and achieve shared goals. By creating a forum for best practice sharing, leveraging the expertise of world renowned automotive-related companies, the association seeks to further grow and strengthen the industry across the Commonwealth.

Latest Events
  • SPARK: Connecting Kentucky’s Automotive Industry
    5.25.16

    The inaugural SPARK Conference was held Monday in Louisville with nearly 150 in attendance. The event drew attendees from 10 […]

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  • Automotive Caucus Announcement
    2.3.16

     

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  • AutoVision Conference
    9.28.15

    The inaugural AutoVision Conference, an initiative of KAIA, was created to showcase the future of the automotive industry from a […]

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  • Regional Forums
    6.25.15

    KAIA hosted six regional forums across Kentucky where attendees heard from UofL researchers as well as from local manufacturers on […]

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  • Automotive Economic Impact Study Announcement
    6.3.15

    KAIA announced the automotive economic impact study results, commissioned by the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute, in Louisville during […]

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  • Legislator Reception
    2.10.15

     

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Latest News
  • 5.23.16
    Auto Suppliers, Vendors Meet at inaugural SPARK Conference

    KAIA event draws about 150 to discuss building supplier relationships LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 23, 2016) – Every vehicle model is […]

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  • 4.4.16
    Kentucky Auto Manufacturers to “SPARK” Business at KAIA Conference

    Louisville Forward sponsors speed networking with top manufacturers FRANKFORT, Ky.  (April 4, 2016) – Every successful relationship begins with a […]

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  • 4.1.16
    Executive Director Update: Spark

    We kicked it up into overdrive for the first quarter of 2016, with no signs of slowing down for the […]

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  • 2.22.16
    Kentucky Auto Manufacturers Continued Driving Economy in 2015

    State now has nearly 90,000 auto workers, billions more in investments coming FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 22, 2016) – Kentucky’s already […]

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  • 2.3.16
    KAIA, State Legislators Announce New Automotive Caucus to Support Flourishing Automotive Manufacturing Industry

    Industry added new jobs, facilities in 2015 FRANKFORT, Ky. (February 2, 2016) – Kentucky’s automotive manufacturing industry is booming, and […]

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  • 12.4.15
    Kentucky-Made Cars to be First to Drive Across New Lincoln Bridge

    Caravan will represent each of Kentucky’s automotive manufacturers FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 4, 2015) – A caravan of Kentucky-made cars and […]

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