Steve Beshear and Jerry Abramson know how to bring business and government together to create jobs for Kentuckians. Each has a long, successful record of attracting companies to the state, as well as helping existing businesses grow and thrive. Their collective experience is what Kentucky needs to lead us out of the recession.
Governor Beshear took a stand for hard-working Kentuckians in the summer of 2009 when he persuaded the General Assembly to overhaul the state's economic development programs. Called Incentives for a New Kentucky, the modernized and streamlined economic incentives toolbox established a more business-friendly environment in Kentucky.
Since then Beshear has helped bring hundreds of projects totaling more than $2.2 billion in potential investment into the Commonwealth. The developments represent nearly 19,500 jobs created or saved.