Building a Sustainable Future: Food & Beverage and Agritech in Kentucky

10 Jun 2021


When you think of the food and beverage industry in Kentucky, you may only envision bourbon and fried chicken, but what you should see is a booming industry investing billions of dollars in the state over the past few years. Add in a burgeoning agritech sector and an increasing number of businesses with a broad range of specialties within the food production process, and it’s clear food and beverage companies are helping to secure the future of the commonwealth.

Despite the challenges businesses faced throughout the country and around the globe in 2020, Kentucky’s food and beverage sector continued to grow. Last year, 53 new location or expansion food and beverage projects were announced, totaling nearly a billion dollars in proposed investment with the potential to create 1,500 jobs.

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