• In the alst 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

Membership Benefits

In order to achieve its mission of advancing Kentucky’s automotive industry, the KAIA has several strategic objectives within its broader goals of branding, advocacy, leadership and workforce development. These objectives are designed to bolster the industry and bring value to KAIA’s members. They include:

Branding

Advocacy

Leadership

Workforce Development


In addition to being a part of these activities, KAIA members enjoy several other benefits (click the headers below to see each membership level’s benefits):

Industry Membership Benefits

Eligible members include: automotive original equipment manufacturers with a Kentucky operation, automotive suppliers with a Kentucky operation, and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

  • Eligibility to serve on the KAIA Board of Directors
  • Voting rights on policies brought to membership by the board
  • First right of refusal for sponsorship opportunities
  • Participation/attendance at exclusive networking events
  • Access to key industry leaders
  • Networking/sharing of best practices
  • Seminars on issues/technologies impacting the industry
  • Listing on KAIA website
  • Discounted or free training courses/seminars
  • Additional promotional opportunities for company news or announcements
  • Leadership opportunities outside the traditional four walls for member company executives
  • A voice on advocacy in programs, legislation, or initiatives to advance the cause of the industry
  • Invitation to annual conference

Affiliate Membership Benefits

Eligible members include: All other companies/firms providing services to the automotive industry.

  • Access to key industry leaders
  • Networking/sharing of best practices
  • Seminars on issues/technologies impacting the industry
  • Listing on KAIA website
  • Discounted or free training courses/seminars
  • Additional promotional opportunities for company news or announcements
  • Leadership opportunities outside the traditional four walls for member company executives
  • A voice on advocacy in programs, legislation, or initiatives to advance the cause of the industry
  • Invitation to annual conference
  • Sponsorship opportunities

Allied Membership Benefits

Eligible members include: automotive original equipment manufacturers, automotive suppliers, and other companies/firms providing services to the automotive industry that do not have a Kentucky operation.

  • Access to key industry leaders
  • Networking/sharing of best practices
  • Seminars on issues/technologies impacting the industry
  • Listing on KAIA website
  • Discounted or free training courses/seminars
  • Additional promotional opportunities for company news or announcements
  • Leadership opportunities outside the traditional four walls for member company executives
  • A voice on advocacy in programs, legislation, or initiatives to advance the cause of the industry
  • Invitation to annual conference
  • Sponsorship opportunities
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
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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

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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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