• 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

Goals

KAIA was established with four overarching goals in mind that reflect branding, leadership, advocacy and workforce development. Through the efforts of the KAIA Board of Directors, its respective committees and member organizations, the Association will always strive to uphold the following guidelines:

Latest Events
  • IoT Experience for Metalformers and Fabricators
    2.28.18

    Learn how colleagues are implementing IoT through case studies The coming wave of digital manufacturing and plant-floor connectivity is here for […]

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  • 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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Latest News
  • 3.19.19
    Ford Boosts Production for Expedition, Adds 550 Jobs to Meet Demand, New Advertising Touts SUV’s Capability

    Ford Motor Company will again boost production of its hot-selling Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator this summer as both vehicles […]

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  • 3.14.19
    Toyota to Add Hybrid Version Production of RAV4 and Lexus ES in Georgetown

    Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky Inc. executives and local officials to announce a $238 million investment […]

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  • Kentucky Breaks Export Record in 2018

    Gov. Matt Bevin announced today Kentucky exports reached an all-time high for a fourth consecutive year with $31.76 billion in […]

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  • 7.24.18
    Auto Parts Maker DAE-IL Breaks Ground on 120-Job Facility in Murray

    Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated leaders of South Korea’s DAE-IL Corp. and the Murray community as officials broke ground for […]

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  • 1.17.18
    KAIA Legislative Update – January 17, 2018

    For the first time in history, Republican governor Matt Bevin presented his version of the biennial budget to both a […]

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  • 1.4.18
    KAIA Legislative Update

    The Kentucky General Assembly returned this week for the 2018 Legislative Session. This Session is a 60-day session with the constitutional […]

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