While 2022 was once again an interesting year, KEDC continued to see heightened activity and deal size as employers evaluated growth and location options. KEDC closed two projects; one expansion, and one attraction. Cumulative projections are shown below. New and retained investment, as well as jobs, exceeded both three- and five-year averages, with new investment setting a historical record.
226 Jobs Under Contract
$117,372,432 Investment Under Contract
In addition to these projects, the pipeline of leads and potential projects continues to grow. So far, 2023 is on pace to equal 2022 lead generation efforts. In 2022, KEDC staff cultivated 88 leads, of which 39 were actionable.
84% of total actionable leads were cultivated through KEDC direct marketing activities, which continues to be the leading source for actionable leads. Internal KEDC activities include both inbound and outbound marketing.