Right to Work Kentucky Holds Promising Economic Prospects

Companies are choosing to invest in Kentucky as a result of its Right to Work laws. In fact, we have three great examples of this. Businesses adding new Right to Work Kentucky locations include Blue Run Spirits, Advanced Nano Products (ANP), and Mackenzie & Paige (M&P) Logistics.

Keep reading so you can learn more about each business’s plans and what it’ll mean for the economy!

Blue Run Spirits:

Blue Run Spirits is investing $51 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Georgetown, Kentucky, creating 45 new jobs!

“When we started Blue Run Spirits in October of 2020, we never imagined a distillery would be in our future, but our unprecedented growth has deemed that a necessity, which is an incredibly exciting prospect for our entire team.” […]

“Our state’s bourbon industry continues to build momentum and reach new heights. […] This investment by Blue Run Spirits is a welcome addition to the Georgetown and Scott County community and the Kentucky bourbon and tourism scene. I want to thank the company’s leadership for their vision to grow in the commonwealth and add to Kentucky’s position as the bourbon capital of the world.” […]

“The Blue Run Spirits project is another perfect example of diversification of our Georgetown/Scott County economy and will give greater visibility to our bourbon heritage and tourism industry. A most welcome and significant investment.”


Advanced Nano Products:

Advanced Nano Products (ANP) is investing $49.6 million in order to add a new location in Right to Work Hardin County, Kentucky, creating 93 new jobs.

“We are pleased to be part of the incredible momentum in the EV sector throughout Kentucky. Starting in 2023, ANP will start manufacturing efforts in South Korea, China, Japan, Poland and the United States. […] Kentucky is a key logistical location for ANP for our continued expansion to become a global supplier to EV battery plants. We look forward to the successful production start of our Elizabethtown site and we hope to expand our manufacturing facilities in Kentucky in 2025 with continued growth of the EV sector.” […]

“Economic development related to investments in electric-vehicle technology has become abundant in our commonwealth, and so much of that development is happening here in Hardin County. […] When BlueOvalSK was announced last year, it was abundantly clear that ancillary development would soon follow. This announcement from ANP illustrates that, and it further solidifies that our region is experiencing immense growth.”


Mackenzie and Paige Logistics (M&P):

Mackenzie and Paige Logistics (M&P) is investing $4 million in order to add headquarters in Right to Work Florence, Kentucky, creating 210 new jobs.

“As a Northern Kentucky native, I’m proud to be from this area and felt it was important to operate our business here. […] We’re incredibly grateful to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Northern Kentucky Tri-ED, the City of Florence and Boone County Judge/Executive Gary Moore for supporting the growth of M&P as both a local and woman-owned minority business. We look forward to continuing our growth and enriching the local community for the years to come.” […]

“Kentucky’s distribution and logistics sector continues to grow at an incredible rate with this announcement from M&P Logistics. […] Better yet, this is a homegrown Kentucky company that is expanding rapidly and creating quality job opportunities for our residents. Our existing industry is essential to achieving our goal to create a brighter future in the commonwealth, and M&P is an important part of that.” […]

“We’re thrilled to retain M&P in Northern Kentucky and welcome the company’s investment in Florence. […] Congratulations to M&P for its inaugural ranking on the Inc. 5000 with 84% growth.”


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