Kentucky: Council on Postsecondary Education

Strategy 5- Attract college-educated workers to the state and create new jobs for them

Photo of female employee in laboratoryEven if we succeed in the first four strategies, we still will fall short of the goal. We must recruit more college-educated workers to Kentucky. The final strategy demands increased job creation—not only in the agricultural, manufacturing, and mining sectors, but in high-tech, high-wage fields.
Statewide tactics
  • Greater efforts to attract more research dollars to Kentucky and assist entrepreneurs in commercializing research.
  • Intensified efforts to greatly expand the number of graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.
  • Stronger relationships with economic development partners to recruit new economy jobs to Kentucky.
2020 statewide targets
  • Attract 80,000 college-educated adults from outside the state to Kentucky through increased job creation and economic development opportunities.


Last Updated 11/8/2007