President Calvin Coolidge made this famous remark in an address to the Society of American Newspaper Editors on Jan. 17, 1925: “After all, the chief business of the American people is business. They are profoundly concerned with producing, buying, selling, investing and prospering in the world. I am strongly of the opinion that the great majority of people will always find these the moving impulses of our life.”
Gov. Matt Bevin has adopted this slogan: “The Chief Business of Kentucky is Business.”
He is working hard to bring many new businesses here, and that translates into new jobs for our citizens — good paying jobs. Couple this with the administration’s eradication of onerous regulations, and one sees that Kentucky is on track for unparalleled economic growth.
Under Bevin, there have been over 800 announcements of new and expanding businesses in our commonwealth, with nearly $15 billion in new investment, and over 40,000 new jobs announced. Through March of this year, Kentucky has exported $68 billion in goods and services. Even better, Kentucky’s unemployment numbers have dropped in each of the 120 counties with four percent unemployment statewide — the lowest in 42 years.
Press on, Bevin. We are Kentucky.