There’s Big Plans for Right to Work Kentucky’s Economy

Lots of great things are happening in Right to Work Kentucky! Businesses are relocating headquarters, others are adding new locations, while still yet some are expanding! The most recent investments in Right to Work Kentucky are coming from Emerald Energy and Thermo Fisher Scientific, as well as UPS. Read on in order to find out more!

Emerald Energy and Exploration:

Emerald Energy and Exploration is investing $1.4 million in order to relocate headquarters to Right to Work Salyersville Kentucky and create 25 jobs.

“Emerald Energy is grateful to be in a position that we can provide opportunities to Eastern Kentuckians entering or returning to the workforce. […] Emerald is dedicated to improving the infrastructure of the region by helping utilities provide safe and reliable services. We appreciate the incentives provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and Magoffin County and their elected officials for making this possible.” […]

“The extension of the Mountain Parkway greatly improves access to Eastern Kentucky and positions new and existing businesses to invest, grow and create quality jobs for our residents in the region. […] This project will benefit Magoffin County and the surrounding area as Emerald Energy continues to grow in the commonwealth. It has been a mission of my administration to create great jobs in Eastern Kentucky, and this is another step toward achieving that goal.”


Thermo Fisher Scientific:

Thermo Fisher Scientific is investing $59 million in order to expand in Right to Work Highland Heights, Kentucky and create 200 new jobs here.

“Thermo Fisher’s expanding footprint and the accompanying creation of more than 200 total jobs is a major win for Kentucky. We are pleased to extend our partnership with this world-class organization and look forward to seeing many more years of successful operations in our state.”

“The Tri-ED team worked diligently over the last two years with the PPD clinical research business, the City of Highland Heights, Campbell County, and the Cabinet for Economic Development to win this expansion and retain the business and hundreds of jobs in Northern Kentucky. […] This is a huge win for the Cincinnati region life sciences companies such as Thermo Fisher are important stakeholders in our region and employment in this sector is projected to grow by 30% in Northern Kentucky by 2025.”



UPS is investing $334 million in order to add new locations in Right to Work Louisville and Bullitt County, Kentucky. This will also create 435 new jobs!

“We often talk about companies trusting in and believing in the resources and opportunities provided here in the commonwealth. […] UPS is an example of one of the largest brands in the world doing exactly that. Just as important as the economic impact of these announcements is the quality of jobs being created for Kentuckians and their families. The foundation is being set for years of economic success to come, and we are only getting started. I want to thank UPS for once again investing in the commonwealth. I am thrilled to see their continued success.” […]

“Louisville is on track to have one of its best years for economic development in the last decade. […] Since the creation of Louisville Forward eight years ago, our strategy has centered around pursuing high-wage jobs in high-growth sectors, including laboratory and medical logistics, and as a result, we have seen the average annual wages for economic development projects grow 26%. Our decades-long partnership with UPS Healthcare, UPS Airlines and UPS Supply Chain Solutions continues to bring great opportunity to our community, and we are excited to welcome 315 new jobs and $155 million in investment to Louisville with this latest announcement.” […]

“UPS is the driving force making Bullitt County and the Louisville-Jefferson County Region an international distribution hub. […] We are very excited about the large investment of $178.5 million dollars and the 120 high-paying jobs. It is a great addition to their growing presence in Bullitt County.”


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