• More than 460 motor vehicle-related facilities, which include four
    major auto assembly plants, employ nearly 85,000 people full-time.

  • 1,276,557 Kentucky-made vehicles
    were produced in 2014

  • $5.5 Billion in Kentucky-made vehicles and
    parts were exported in 2014

  • Kentucky ranks 3rd in U.S. light vehicle
    production, and 1st on a per capita basis

Regional Forums

Regional Forums

KAIA Regional Forums will feature a panel of local industry leaders talking about the opportunities and challenges of the auto industry.
Regional sponsors are currently being accepted. Please contact Dave Tatman if you or your organization are interested.

Click here to download the sponsorship info.

  • June 16, 2015

    Elizabethtown KCTCS Campus

    Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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  • June 17, 2015

    Gateway KCTCS Campus

    Florence, Kentucky
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  • June 18, 2015

    Bluegrass KCTCS Campus

    Lexington, Kentucky
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  • June 23, 2015

    South Central KCTCS Campus

    Bowling Green, Kentucky
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  • June 24, 2015

    Somerset KCTCS Campus

    Somerset, Kentucky
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  • June 25, 2015

    Henderson KCTCS Campus

    Henderson, Kentucky
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    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
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  • 9.9.15
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  • 8.6.15
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