Annual Economic Impact of Kentucky's Defense Activity
The total economic impact of $17.4 billion includes the direct and indirect impacts of Kentucky's Department of Defense contracts and its military installations in FY18. It represents 3.9% of the state's overall economic activity.
Defense Contract Recipients, FY15-FY18
The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) contracted for $25.59 billion with 869 companies working in Kentucky from 611 different industry categories between FY15 and FY18.
2018 Aerospace Manufacturing Exports
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kentucky ranked 2nd in the country in international exports of Aerospace Product and Parts in 2018, valued at $12.56 billion.
Total Jobs Supported by the A&A Cluster
In total, the cluster supports close to 21,000 jobs and $1.46 billion in wages. There are approximately 9,300 people directly employed in the cluster, but the economic activity it generates supports additional jobs.