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KAIA is an industry-led organization that is driven by the needs of Kentucky's expansive automotive industry. The association was formed hand-in-hand with Kentucky's OEMs and suppliers in order to ensure its continued focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry. Learn how your company or organization can help advance Kentucky's automotive industry by joining KAIA today.

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Kentucky's vast network of automotive manufacturing, supplier and service-related companies provide a significant impact on Kentucky's economy, adding $4 billion annually to the state's GDP. Boasting four major auto manufacturing plants, the state is the third-largest producer of light vehicles in the country, reaching nearly 1.3 million cars and trucks last year. That places Kentucky first in production on a per capita basis.

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Who We Are

The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association (KAIA) was established to advance and promote Kentucky’s automotive industry by providing leadership and creating collaborative partnerships.  As an industry-led organization, KAIA is driven by the needs of Kentucky’s expansive automotive network. The association was formed hand-in-hand with Kentucky’s OEMs and suppliers in order to ensure its continued focus on addressing the challenges and opportunities of the industry.

As the primary state association designed to unite Kentucky’s automotive manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, KAIA serves as a unifying voice that strives to anticipate and address common challenges and achieve shared goals. By creating a forum for best practice sharing, leveraging the expertise of world renowned automotive-related companies, the association seeks to further grow and strengthen the industry across the Commonwealth.

Latest Events
  • 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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  • KAIA Reception
    10.28.14

     

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  • KAIA Kickoff
    7.29.14

     

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Latest News
  • 10.19.15
    KY Automotive Industry Celebrates Production of State’s First Lexus in Georgetown

    “Today’s first Lexus is a strong endorsement of Kentucky’s outstanding automotive workforce and manufacturing facilities,” said Dave Tatman, executive director […]

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  • 9.29.15
    AutoVision a Huge Success

    Our first-ever conference, AutoVision, exceeded our expectations, with a world-class agenda helping us sell out registrations. A post-conference survey confirmed […]

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  • 9.28.15
    Executive Director Update

    We are still basking in the glow of our sold-out AutoVision conference. The Kentucky Automotive Industry Association’s first-ever conference earlier […]

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  • 9.15.15
    Ford Futurist Maps Road Ahead for Automotive Industry at AutoVision 2015

    Inaugural auto conference draws more than 260 for first day of programs LOUISVILLE, KY (September 14, 2015) – More than […]

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  • 9.9.15
    Ford Futurist to Keynote Opening Session of AutoVision 2015 Conference

    GM economist to discuss industry’s road ahead during Tuesday presentation LOUISVILLE, KY (September 9, 2015) – Sheryl Connelly, Manager, Global […]

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  • 8.6.15
    U.S. Transportation Leader to Address Global
    Automotive Conference in Louisville

    U.S. DOT Deputy Secretary Victor Mendez to discuss innovation in transportation LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2015) – U.S. Transportation Deputy […]

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