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Jeff Taylor
Jeff Taylor
Business Development

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Quick Answers

Here are quick links to some of the most comonly asked questions. Have others? Contact Us.

Sites and Buildings
Available Sites & Buildings
Find the perfect Kentucky property for your needs.
Start/Grow Business
Start/Grow Business
Learn about our resources to help your business grow like bluegrass.
Workforce Training Info
Workforce Training Info
Kentucky offers resources to help prepare the workforce of tomorrow.
Financial Incentives
Financial Incentives
Kentucky spurs business growth through an array of supportive programs.
Search Statistics
Search Statistics
View data on Kentucky’s economic growth, businesses, communities and more.
Export My Products
Export My Products
Want to expand your market? We offer support to make exporting easier.
Capital for your Business
CED helps connect entrepreneurs with funding they need to launch and grow their businesses.
Investor Info
Investor Info
Looking to invest in a small business or startup? The Cabinet can connect you with the right opportunity.

The Bluegrass Means Business

Kentucky is a Pro-Business Powerhouse

Wonder why Kentucky has quietly become one of the top states to do business? We have worked hard to create a climate that not only supports business, but allows it to thrive.
Business Climate

In vehicle production per capita

in FDI jobs by percentage

In whiskey exports

Kentucky is within one day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population

Kentucky's logistical advantage is unmatched. Click the cities below to measure distance.
DISTANCE: 738 miles

  • Louisville
  • Lexington
  • Bowling Green
  • Owensboro
  • Covington
  • New York
  • Charlotte
  • Washington DC
  • Chicago
  • Atlanta
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Get in touch with people that can help

These are the faces of our cabinet and your gateway to growing your business in Kentucky. While our project managers specialize in various industries and regions, they are all driven to make Kentucky the most business-friendly state in America. Meet them here, and don’t hesitate to reach out!

Andy Luttner
Senior Project Manager
Annie Franklin
Senior Project Manager
Brittany Cox
Senior Project Manager
Corky Peek
Business Development Directory
Craig McKinney
Director of International Affairs and Business Development
Elizabeth Bishop
Project Manager
Evelyn Kerschbaumer
European Business Development (Hamburg, Germany)
Joshua Seeberg
Director, European Office (Hamburg, Germany)
Jeffrey Taylor
Commissioner, Business Development
Kristina Slattery
Deputy Commissioner, Business Development
Martin David-Jacobs
Project Manager
Mike Takahashi
Executive Director, Asia Office (Tokyo, Japan)
Ashlee Chilton
Project Manager
Malcolm Jollie
Project Manager
Foster Shrout
Project Manager
Matt Simms
Project Manager
Amy Bowman
Business Development Coordinator
Phyllis Bruning
Special Projects Coordinator

What They Say

Every time we've invested here, the community and state have reaffirmed this is the right location for future growth.
Luke Durudogan
President, Meggit Aircraft Braking Systems
For 50 years, Dow has been an employer, neighbor and corporate partner in the region. We are proud of how far the Carrollton site has come and excited to recommit to the site with the groundbreaking of the new Cabot plant.
Howard Ungerleider
CFO, DowDuPont
Kentucky's state resources and strong local workforce have provided us with a significant leg up in getting this project off the ground.
Stephen Croskey
CEO, Danimer Scientific

Available Sites & Buildings

View available assets ready for relocation

I-24 Industrial Park
Paducah, KY 42001
County: McCracken County
Type of space: Vacant Land
Min Size: 136.60 acres
Max Size: 136.60 acres

Southwest One Industrial
Benton, KY 42025
County: Marshall County
Type of space: Vacant Land
Min Size: 270.60 acres
Max Size: 270.60 acres
Washington County Commerce Center
Springfield, KY 40351
County: Washington County
Type of space: Office, Industrial, Vacant Land

Recent News

Press Releases, Expansions, Relocations, News

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The Company We Keep

Jim Beam
Beam Suntory
General Electric
Tempur Sealy
Papa John's Pizza
Yum Brands
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