“Public sentiment is everything. With public sentiment, nothing can fail. Without it, nothing can succeed.”
Abraham Lincoln

Consistently at the top of the public’s list of issues, the need for good, well paying jobs dominate many Kentucky government discussions, as does finding well-trained, dependable employees. Other key issues are healthcare, education, and keeping commitments to government retirees with a pension system that is under funded.

A recently published report by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce analyzes the current business climate and recommends areas of focus to improve it. The following excerpt summarizes the document:
Four Pillars for Prosperity
Public and private leaders work together to improve the state’s economic competitiveness, business growth climate and quality of life.
A Healthy, Skilled Workforce: To create a globally competitive talent development system that produces a healthy and skilled workforce, benchmarked against the best education and workforce preparation systems in the world
Sustainable State Government: To create and sustain a state government that is financially stable and that creates a competitive environment for economic growth
21st Century Infrastructure: To create and maintain a modern infrastructure to capitalize on the state’s strategic advantages and to advance its energy agenda
Aggressive Job Creation: To create and implement a customized economic development program that recognizes the potential of Kentucky’s distinct regions and industry sectors and encourages and rewards entrepreneurship and innovation

For more details, visit the KY Chamber

Below are links to several government and government-related websites that may be of interest to those doing business in Kentucky:

Economic Development: Think Kentucky
State Government:
City Governments: Kentucky League of Cities
County Governments: Kentucky Association of Counties
Area Development Districts: Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts