CONNEX Kentucky is an online platform that connects Kentucky manufacturers into a single, accurate, searchable supply-chain solution.

CONNEX Kentucky intelligently connects small manufacturers to large primes, OEMs, and other buyers based on deep data such as equipment, certifications, SBA designations, processes, capabilities, and more. CONNEX Kentucky is your solution to find and be found.

CONNEX Kentucky is provided through a unique partnership between the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

This platform is only for manufacturers.

For Buyers (Large Manufacturers/OEMs)

  • Quickly find the perfect qualified U.S. supplier
  • Manufacturing-only data (no service providers)
  • Post RFPs/RFQs/RFIs and send to matching suppliers
  • View all U.S. supplier data in one location
  • Filter suppliers by: location, certifications, SBA designations, materials, equipment, processes, and more
  • Blacklisted supplier alerts
  • Supply chain risk visualization
  • Communicate with potential suppliers directly in the platform

For Suppliers (Small-Medium Manufacturers)

  • Find ideal contracts with less effort
  • Receive RFPs/RFQs/RFIs directly from buyers (no broker listings)
  • Find alternate sourcing for parts, and materials
  • Discover new contract opportunities within new industries
  • Showcase all of your capabilities, certifications, SBA-designations, equipment, and more in one location for buyers to see 
  • Connect and respond directly with OEM/Prime buyers within the platform
  • Your data is never sold or shared
CONNEX™ Kentucky state platform is open and free to register for all Kentucky manufacturers within any sector. Suppliers who are awarded a new contract through the platform agree to pay a 1% “Success Fee” on the first contract awarded between them and a buyer.