The state of Kentucky is home to a booming aerospace manufacturing cluster. Kentucky has seen a 63% increase in the private aerospace products and parts manufacturing industry since 2002. Aerospace exports outpace all other exports in Kentucky, which includes horses, bourbon, and cars.
Plastics is the third largest U.S. manufacturing industry employing approximately one million American workers. The plastics industry represents a large sector of the U.S. economy accounting for $427 billion in goods. There are nearly 18,500 plastic facilities in the U.S., and plastics manufacturing has a presence in every state.