Two Kentucky metro areas have been ranked among the top cities in the nation for industry expansion in 2010, according to Site Selection magazine’s annual listing of states’ new and expanded corporate facilities.
The metro Cincinnati area, which encompasses 15 counties in the Ohio/Kentucky/Indiana region, ranked fourth in the country for metro areas with a population of 1 million or more. Over the course of 2010, the area saw capital investments of $2.4 billion and the creation of 11,373 new jobs.
Bowling Green ranked third among metropolitan areas with populations under 200,000, marking the third time in four years that the city has been listed in Site Selection’s Top 10 Metros by number of projects.
Site Selection is the official publication of the Industrial Asset Management Council. The magazine is published six times annually and distributed to more than 44,000 executives who are responsible for site selection and facility planning decisions around the world.
Site Selection also included the nation’s top micropolitans, which is defined as a rural county whose largest city doesn’t exceed a population of 50,000. Twelve Kentucky communities were featured on that list, including: Danville, Campbellsville, Frankfort, Glasgow, Murray, Somerset, Fulton (Union City, Tenn.), Paducah, Corbin, London, Mayfield and Richmond/Berea.