October is Manufacturing Month!

October is Manufacturing Month!

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers is proud to once again announce that October has been designated as Manufacturing Month in Kentucky, in accordance with the following proclamation by Gov. Beshear:

WHEREAS, Manufacturing is the top driver of Kentucky’s economy, representing over $38 billion or 17.8 percent of our gross domestic product; and

WHEREAS, Over 4,500 Kentucky manufacturers employ more than 250,000 of our family, friends, and neighbors in good-paying jobs with benefits; and

WHEREAS, Research shows that the manufacturing industry has a job multiplier effect and many analysts in our state believe that for each manufacturing job, there are approximately three more service sector jobs created to support it in areas such as health care, wholesale, and retail, real estate sales, and rental, transportation and warehousing, finance and insurance, professional and technical education, construction, utilities, and government; and

WHEREAS, The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) has worked tirelessly for over 109 years to advance Kentucky’s prosperity through their support of manufacturing; and

WHEREAS, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) and its members and partners have designated the month of October 2020 to support, salute, and celebrate manufacturing and promote public education about the industry;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, ANDY BESHEAR, Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim October 2020, as MANUFACTURING MONTH in Kentucky.

Help us celebrate by sharing your Kentucky manufacturing stories on social media using the hashtag #KYMFG! We’ll be sharing these posts throughout the month, so be sure to use the hashtag and tag us – check out our social media accounts at the top right of the page.

If your company doesn’t use social media but you’d like your story to be highlighted, submit a photo or logo and a brief summary of your company’s operations to Jena Scott and we’ll be sure to highlight you this month!

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