Kentucky is home to 79 aerospace-related facilities that employ over 19,000 people
Kentucky has announced 62 aerospace-related projects since 2014, totaling more than $2.7 billion in investment and the announcement of nearly 4,000 jobs
In 2019, Kentucky exported more than $14.6 billion in aerospace products and parts, a 16.4% increase from the previous year
Aerospace and Aviation are two industries rising to new prominence in Kentucky. Because of Kentucky’s strong military identity with installations such as Ft. Knox, Ft. Campbell, and Bluegrass Army Depot, opportunities for Kentucky to benefit from defense contracting are coming into focus. The nature of national defense and its ties to aerospace and aviation means opportunities in each sector must be considered individually as well as understanding where they overlap.
Kentucky Aerospace, Aviation, & Defense Industry