Kentucky Continues to Drive the Auto Industry

Kentucky’s thriving automotive industry enjoyed a banner year in 2014. The Commonwealth produced nearly 1.3 million vehicles and continued to have the highest motor vehicle output per capita in the United States and third in overall production.

Both OEMs and suppliers made significant investments in their Kentucky operations last year. In total, 71 automotive-related companies announced projects, which are expected create nearly 3,400 jobs and result in more than $750 million in new investment. More than a fifth of Kentucky’s new investment and nearly 20 percent of new jobs announced in 2014 came from motor vehicle-related projects.

More Kentucky-made cars and trucks are being enjoyed around the world. Last year, the state exported a record of nearly $6 billion in vehicles, parts, bodies and trailers, making automotive Kentucky’s second-largest export. These products were shipped to more than 100 countries.

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