KAIA Legislative Approach a Resounding Success

The importance of the automotive industry to Kentucky was emphasized during the legislative session in Frankfort earlier this year.

Kentucky Automotive Industry Association executive director Dave Tatman gave presentations to both the House Standing Committee on Economic Development and to the Senate Standing Committee on Economic Development, Tourism and Labor during the General Assembly’s session. Tatman reviewed the organization’s mission and objectives and emphasized the economic impact of the industry in Kentucky, the numbers of Kentuckians employed and Kentucky’s importance on the international automotive stage.

The organization also hosted the inaugural KAIA Legislative reception where KAIA members had the chance to speak personally with various members of the Kentucky General Assembly about the challenges and opportunities facing the automotive industry.

“The Kentucky Legislature understands the importance of this industry on a global scale,” said Tatman, “and we very much appreciated their interest and attention during such a busy time. “Through these opportunities, I have been able to make contact with legislators from across the Commonwealth who want to know more about the industry and help facilitate its growth. This has been a very rewarding result of our overall efforts.”

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