The Daily Independent

The Messenger-Inquirer newspaper in Kentucky reported on a community forum held this week by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. At the event in Greenville, Bevin documented the important role aluminum can play in furthering the economy of the state of Kentucky.

The newspaper quoted Bevin as saying:

“There’s no state in America that has attracted more aluminum mills, steel mills, smelters (or) foundries than has Kentucky in the last couple of years,” he said. “Because, if we can get them here and we can produce the raw materials here, then the people who heat treat it, cold-roll it, hot-roll it, slit it, anneal it, fabricate it, bend it, weld it — that entire supply chain — are more likely to come here. It’s more likely to be here, because, from a logistical standpoint, the product itself is here.”

We agree. We believe the governor, his economic development team and all of the ongoing private-sector efforts — combined with the work of local governments and economic development officials across the state– are combining to lay the groundwork for something potentially major unfolding throughout the state when it comes to job growth…