Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Larry Hayes

Interim Secretary

Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone : 502-564-7140
Toll-free : 800-626-2930
Fax : N/A
Email :
Website :

Targeted Industries

•   Aerospace & Defense
•   Automotive
•   Bio & Pharmaceuticals
•   Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution
•   Metals
•   Plastics
•   Technology/R&D

About Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

As the primary state agency encouraging job creation, retention and business investment in Kentucky, the Cabinet for Economic Development works to attract new industries and assists existing companies to grow and expand. The Cabinet also provides support and resources for entrepreneurs, startups and small business owners. As well, it helps prepare communities for economic development opportunities.


KY: International Inc. to Locate in Rockcastle County, Create 100 Jobs

Development News | October 5, 2020

Chapin International Inc., a manufacturer of metal compressed air sprayers, plans to locate a production operation in Mount Vernon. more >>

KY: Xtreme Fabrication to Add 25 Jobs at Leitchfield Facility

Development News | October 2, 2020

Busche Industries Co., doing business as Xtreme Fabrication, plans to expand its existing Leitchfield facility with 25 high-paying jobs in the coming... more >>

KY: Summit Biosciences to Create 78 Full-Time Jobs in Lexington

Development News | October 1, 2020

Summit Biosciences Inc., a Lexington-based pharmaceutical company focused on nasal spray medicines, is expanding its operation. more >>

KY: Growth in Online Shopping Drives Addition of 650 Jobs At DHL Hub

Development News | September 7, 2020

The pandemic-driven growth in e-commerce is leading to new jobs at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. more >>

KY: Hickory-Based HVAC Distributing to Create 175 Jobs with New Warehouse

Development News | September 2, 2020

HVAC Distributing LLC plans to create 175 full-time jobs in Graves County as it purchases a speculative building for a second location. more >>

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