Economic Development

Think Kentucky
​Here in Kentucky, we love to share. We would like nothing more than to share with everyone our beautiful culture, lakes, mountains, farmlands, parks and people. All the wondrous beauty and variety in Kentucky would take volumes to illustrate. One of our key missions here in the Department of Aviation is the economic development of our great Commonwealth of Kentucky. We believe a dynamic air transportation system is essential to the growth and economic prosperity of our Great State. In order to achieve this mission, the Department of Aviation is dedicated to the continued growth and development of our State’s air transportation system. If you would like to come and see what the Commonwealth of Kentucky has to offer you and your business, please contact our Cabinet for Economic Development. Y’all come and see…you’ll be glad you did!

An important mission for the Kentucky Department of Aviation (KDA) is to utilize our State airports to promote economic development within the Commonwealth. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development will list sites suited for manufacturing or warehouse/distribution provided they meet certain criteria.

​To date, we have five airports in Campbellsville, Elizabethtown, Frankfort, London and Sturgis that are listed on the Cabinet for Economic Development’s (CED) Economic Development Information System (EDIS). In addition to industrial sites, the CED can list industrial buildings in the EDIS.
The marketing of available industrial sites and buildings is extremely important for local economic development. Please be sure to contact the CED Site Evaluation Branch or the Kentucky Department of Aviation if you have available sites suitable for development.

Existing Businesses
If you are an existing Kentucky business, and are thinking about expanding within the Commonwealth, there are a number of ways Kentucky economic professionals can assist you. A business development specialist from the CED can be scheduled to visit with your company to discuss how we can help. For information about business expansion incentives or to schedule a visit, contact your regional economic development office.

New Businesses
Kentucky maintains a number of excellent economic development programs and incentives for new businesses looking to locate here in the Commonwealth. Our mission at the KDA is to provide your business with the highest quality air transportation system.

Department of Aviation
Capital City Airport
90 Airport Road
Building 400
Frankfort, Kentucky 40601
Phone: (502) 564-4480
Hours: 8:00AM - 4:30PM EST, M-F