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Expand or Relocate to Kentucky

Kentucky Business Data

Relocate or Expand to Kentucky

KY business climate, manufacturer incentives, and advantages of local communities

Business Data for Kentucky


Total Labor Force

Unemployment Rate

# Manufacturers

Manufacturing Jobs

Right to Work

Unemp. Insurance Tax

Manufacturing stats updated on 6/29/2016. All other data updated on 6/29/2016. IndustryNet is not responsible for errors or omissions.
Corporate Income Tax
Graduated: 4% on 1st $50,000; 5% on next $50,000; 6% on taxable income over $100,000.

Sales Tax

Property Tax
Levied on the fair cash value of all real and tangible property. All classes of property, unless exempted by the Constitution, are taxed by the state, although at widely varying rates.

Leading Mfg. Industries
(by # of employees)
18% Transportation equipment
12% Food and kindred products
11% Industrial machinery and equipment
8% Fabricated metal products
8% Rubber and miscellaneous plastic products

Largest Mfg. Employers
(by # of employees)
Toyota Motor Mfg., Kentucky, Inc. (Georgetown) - 7,000
GE Appliances (Louisville) - 5,000
Ford Motor Co., Louisville Assembly Plt. (Louisville) - 5,000
Lexmark International, Inc. (Lexington) - 3,275
Ford Motor Co., Kentucky Truck Plt. (Louisville) - 3,000
Counties with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Jefferson - 66,175
Fayette - 20,113
Boone - 18,791
Warren - 12,003
Scott - 9,917

Cities with the Most Mfg. Jobs
Louisville - 65,656
Lexington - 20,113
Bowling Green - 11,836
Florence - 11,106
Georgetown - 9,866

Mfg. Related Business Incentives
• Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) Program
• Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA)
• Direct Loan Program (KEDFA)
• Industrial Revenue Bonds (IRBs)
• Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) Loans
• Kentucky Reinvestment Act (KRA)
• Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act (KIRA)
• High Tech Investment Construction Pools (Forgivable loan program)
• SBIR-STTR Matching Fund Program
• Commonwealth Seed Capital Investments
• Kentucky Enterprise Fund and Rural Innovation Fund
• Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund
• Incentives for Energy Independence Act (IEIA)
• Kentucky Environmental Stewardship Act (KESA)
• Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit (KSBIC)
• Small Business Loan Program
• Kentucky Microenterprise Loan Program
• Bluegrass State Skills Corporation Training Investment Credit/Grant Reimbursement Program
• Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Programs
• Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund
• Kentucky Investment Fund (KIFA)

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