International companies in Kentucky employ 137,500 U.S. workers. Approximately 73,900 of those jobs are in the manufacturing sector. With 685 international companies in the Bluegrass State, global investment grows Kentucky's economy. Discover how global investment is growing Kentucky's economy and providing high-quality jobs in local communities.

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137,500 Workers

in Kentucky are employed as a result of global investment - an increase of 34.9 percent since 2013.

73,900 Mfg Workers

in Kentucky - 53.7 percent of all FDI jobs in the state - are in the manufacturing sector.

Japan, Germany, and France

support the largest number of jobs in Kentucky among all international employers.

685 Global Employers

have operations in Kentucky.

From 2013 to 2018, Kentucky's FDI employment
While the state's overall private-sector employment