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Executive Director Update

On behalf of the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) board of directors and myself, we would like to wish our members all the best in this new year. May 2015 bring prosperity and new business opportunities for each of us in Kentucky’s automotive industry.

Although our organization is only a few months old, we are hitting the ground running. We are very excited to announce a partnership with the University of Louisville’s Urban Studies Institute to conduct an extensive study on Kentucky’s automotive industry and its impact on the state, the nation and the world. Our study, which will be completed in the coming months, will help all our members gain a deep, in-depth understanding of the industry and its importance to the economy. We look forward to sharing that information with our members.

We also have lots of exciting events planned for 2015, including our first-ever KAIA Legislative Day in Frankfort during the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The event will include an informal, social opportunity for our members to meet with key legislators and other government officials, as we continue to raise awareness of the importance of our industry. More information on this event can be found on our events page and other learning opportunities will be forthcoming.

As we move into 2015, we are delighted with the energy and enthusiasm of our current members and with the great deal of interest expressed by others considering membership. Please continue to encourage your automotive colleagues from other organizations to join our cause to make Kentucky’s auto industry the best it can be.

In the meantime, best wishes for a great start to 2015!

All the best,
Dave

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