• In the last 5 years, nearly 6.2 million
    vehicles have been produced in Kentucky

  • The automotive industry employs nearly 100,000
    workers at over 500 establishments

  • 1,316,137 Kentucky-made vehicle
    were produced in 2016

  • $5.4 billion in Kentucky-made vehicles and
    parts were exported in 2016

  • Kentucky is the #1 vehicle-producing state
    per capita, and #3 overall

About Us

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
  • AutoVision 2017
    9.11.17

    The inaugural AutoVision Conference, an initiative of KAIA, was another success in 2017! Geared to showcase the future of the […]

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  • 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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Latest News
  • 7.11.17
    AutoVision 2017 conference to provide high-octane insight, networking

    August event offers more matchmaking opportunities than ever in its third year FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 11, 2017) – With the […]

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  • 1.13.17
    Right-To-Work

    Members of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association, I write to make you aware the Kentucky General Assembly passed and Gov. […]

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  • 12.5.16
    Industry Update

    December 5, 2016   Dear automotive industry leaders:   I wanted to make certain you are aware of a recent, […]

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  • 9.7.16
    AutoVision Conference Nearly Sold Out

    Ticket sales outpacing last year; more than 250 expected in Lexington LOUISVILLE, KY (September 6, 201) – The Kentucky Automotive […]

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  • 9.6.16
    Third-largest auto-producing state in the country? It’s Kentucky

    Tom Martin talked with Dave Tatman, executive director of the Kentucky Auto Industry Association. Tatman completed 34 years with GM […]

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  • 7.25.16
    KAIA Launches ‘AutoVision’ Magazine

    Publication chronicles crucial and thriving state industry that employs 90,000 Kentuckians FRANKFORT, KY (July 25, 2016) – No matter what […]

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