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Why Kentucky?

Kentucky’s signature industries uniquely support the development of agritech in the state.


  • Kentucky farmers achieved $5.90 billion in farm cash receipts in 2018. Kentucky's leading agricultural product in cash receipts was poultry and eggs at more than $1.2 billion.​
  • 75,966 farms, 13 million acres, making up more than 50% of Kentucky's total land acreage.
  • Kentucky is, of course, the Horse Capital of the World, and sales of horses and stud fees accounted for cash receipts of nearly $400 million.
  • Kentucky is ranked the top beef producing state east of the Mississippi River.
  • 6th nationally for having the highest number of farms.​​

Kentucky's agriculture industry has an abundance of support from state leaders including commodity groups made of producers themselves.

2020 USDA Agriculture Data – Kentucky: USDA/NASS 2020 State Agriculture Overview for Kentucky

2017 Census Agriculture Data; NASS – Kentucky: 2017 NASS DATA

Food & Beverage

  • Over 300 Food & Beverage Facilities
  • Over 50,000 employees in Kentucky's Food & Beverage related industries
  • Kentucky has the greatest concentration, 2x more than average, of beverage manufacturing employment in the United States
  • 95% of the world's Bourbon is produced in Kentucky​


  • Kentucky's ideal location, skilled workforce and business-friendly environment make the Commonwealth a great place for manufacturing companies to make and ship products to every corner of the globe.
  • There are over 4,500 manufacturing related facilities in Kentucky
  • Over 260,000 Kentuckians work in a manufacturing facility​


  • Kentucky is located within a day’s drive or a two hour flight of 2/3 of the U.S. population
  • 3 global air shipping hubs (UPS, DHL and Amazon) provide rapid, reliable delivery to virtually any location worldwide
  • 2,760 miles of rail track, including 2,600 miles of freight rail​
  • ​2,000 miles of navigable waterways and 12 active or developing river ports​

​Lowest Electricity Rates in the Eastern United States
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Business-Minded Partnerships

From state and local governments to industrial groups, associations and utilities, Kentucky takes a team approach to your needs.


Long-Term Relationships​

Your company' success is our priority!