Why Kentucky?

  • See how Kentucky’s characteristics can support your investment in one of Kentucky’s 144 Opportunity Zones
  • We are in the middle of everything - Kentucky’s borders lie within 600 miles of over 65 percent of the nation’s population, personal income and manufacturing business establishments.
  • We are well connected - Kentucky is well served by 20 Interstates and major highways, major rail networks, barge traffic on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, five commercial airports and dozens of regional airports. Kentucky is home to three global air-shipping hubs; UPS Worldport in Louisville, and in Northern Kentucky, DHL Americas hub and Amazon Air. As well, Kentucky offers the UPS Centennial ground hub in Louisville and several large FedEx ground hubs throughout the state.
  • Favorable utility rates – The state’s direct location on the interstate natural gas pipeline corridor and an abundant natural water supply from an extensive network of rivers, streams, and lakes.
  • Quality of life - From housing and groceries to taxes and utility costs, you will find your money goes farther in Kentucky. The cost of living is approximately 10% lower in Kentucky than the U.S. average.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is provided without warranty of any kind. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development does not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained on this website. Further, the available projects listed herein may or may not have the necessary characteristics for the Opportunity Zone program. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development encourages each interested Investor to perform its own due diligence to ensure the project complies with the requirements of 26 CFR § 1.1400z2(d)- 1, et seq.