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1 Kentucky’s Economy

2 Pre-Learning Quiz What is capitalism? What is a “free-market economy”?
How important is agriculture in Kentucky, and what do we mostly raise / grow? How important is manufacturing, and what do we in Kentucky produce / make? How has Kentucky’s economy changed over the years?

3 Important Economic Terms
Capitalism: an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market Free Market Economy: an economic market or system in which prices are based on competition among private businesses and not controlled by a government Per Capita Income: income of each person Gross Product: the total value of the goods and services produced during a year, not including the value of income earned in foreign countries (Gross Domestic Product / Gross State Product)

4 Economics People make choices about how to use limited resources, decide the ownership of resources, and structure markets for the distribution of goods and services.

5 Economics What are the basic characteristics of free market, command, and mixed economies?

6 Economics Characteristics of major economic systems Free market
Private ownership of property/resources Profit Competition Consumer sovereignty Individual choice

7 Economics Characteristics of major economic systems Command economy
Central ownership of property/resources Centrally-planned economy Lack of consumer choice

8 Economics Characteristics of major economic systems Mixed economy
Individuals and businesses as decision makers for the private sector Government as decision maker for the public sector A greater government role than in a free market economy Most common economic system today

9 Economics The United States economy is a mixed economy .
In the United States private individuals, businesses, and government share economic decision making

10 Economics What are the essential characteristics of the United States economy?

11 Economics Characteristics of the United States economy
Free markets—Markets are allowed to operate without undue interference from the government. Private property— Individuals and businesses have the right to own personal property as well as the means of production without undue interference from the government

12 Economics Characteristics of the United States economy
Profit—Profit consists of earnings after all expenses have been paid. Competition—Rivalry between producers/sellers of a good or service results in better quality goods and services at a lower price. Consumer sovereignty— Consumers determine through purchases, what goods and services will be produced.

Kentucky’s Economy: Current Trends and Future Realities (parts 1-2)

14 Class Activity Write a paragraph describing the economic system of the United States, summarizing it as briefly – yet completely – as possible, including information about capitalism, free-market, profit, and competition.

15 Overview Between statehood and the Civil War, Kentucky was one of the preeminent agricultural states, partly because of good access to river transportation down the Ohio and the Mississippi to southern markets. Coal mining had become an important part of the economy by the late 19th century.

16 Overview Although agriculture is still important in Kentucky, manufacturing has grown rapidly since World War II and was, by the mid-1980s, the most important sector of the economy as a source of both employment and personal income. Kentucky leads the nation in the production of bituminous coal and whiskey (distilling half of the nation's total in 1996), and ranks 2nd in tobacco output.

17 Overview Early in its history Kentucky gained recognition for its excellent farming conditions. It was the site of the first commercial winery in the United States (started in present day Jessamine County in 1799) and due to the high calcium content of the soil in the Bluegrass region quickly became a major horse breeding (and later racing) area. Today Kentucky ranks 5th nationally in goat farming, 8th in beef cattle production,[60] and 14th in corn production.[61]

18 Overview Today Kentucky's economy has expanded to importance in non agricultural terms as well, especially in auto manufacturing, energy fuel production, and medical facilities. As of % of electricity produced in the USA depended on either enriched uranium rods coming from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant (the only domestic site of low grade uranium enrichment), or from the 107,336 tons of coal extracted from the state's two coal fields

19 Overview Kentucky ranks 4th among U.S. states in the number of automobiles and trucks assembled. The Chevrolet Corvette, Cadillac XLR(2004–2009), Ford Escape, Ford Super Duty trucks, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, Toyota Camry, Toyota Avalon, Toyota Solara, and Toyota Venza are assembled in Kentucky. In May 2010, the Army Human Resource Center of Excellence, the largest office building in the state at nearly 900,000-square-feet, opened at Fort Knox, employing nearly 4,300 soldiers and civilians

20 Kentucky Business The best selling car in the United States, the Toyota Camry, is manufactured in Georgetown, Kentucky

21 Kentucky Business The best selling truck in the United States, the Ford F-Series, is manufactured in Louisville, Kentucky

22 Top 10 Industries in KY (in millions of dollars)
 Motor Vehicles and Equipment   $10,255 Health Services   $8,064 Business Services $3,599 Food and Kindred Products        2,718 Electric, Gas, and Sanitary Services  $2,551 Transportation by Air   $2,351 Industrial Machinery and Equipment $2,274 Chemicals and Allied Products $1,964 Trucking and Warehousing$1,944 Fabricated Metal Products  $1,891 Source: U.S. Census Bureau

23 Statistics The total gross state product for 2010 was $163.3 billion, 28th in the nation. Its per- capita personal income was US$28,513, 43rd in the nation. As of July 2012, the state's unemployment rate is 8.3%.

Write a paragraph summarizing Kentucky’s economy, including products, manufacturing, and specific products grown or made in Kentucky. Also, answer these questions: What makes Kentucky’s economy STRONG? What could make our economy BETTER? What JOB do you see yourself doing in 10 years, and what do you have to do to prepare for it?

25 Taxation There are 6 income tax brackets, ranging from 2% to 6% of personal income. The sales tax rate in Kentucky is 6%. Kentucky has a broadly based classified property tax system. All classes of property, unless exempted by the Constitution, are taxed by the state, although at widely varying rates.

26 Taxation Real property is assessed on 100% of the fair market value and property taxes are due by December 31. Once the primary source of state and local government revenue, property taxes now account for only about 6% of the Kentucky's annual General Fund revenues

27 Taxation Until January 1, 2006, Kentucky imposed a tax on intangible personal property held by a taxpayer on January 1 of each year. The Kentucky intangible tax was repealed under House Bill Intangible property consisted of any property or investment , such as bonds, notes, accounts receivable, trusts, enforceable contracts sale of real estate (land contracts), money in hand, money in safe deposit boxes, annuities, interests in estates, etc.

28 Kentucky Taxes FORMS, INFORMATION, ETC.

29 Then & Now Kentucky is an important center of manufacturing, agriculture, and mining. Until the 20th century, farming was the state’s main economic activity. As a result of abundant coal and hydroelectric power, manufacturing grew in importance after the 1930s. Today, manufacturing is Kentucky’s major economic activity, followed by service industries.   

30 Agriculture Kentucky remains one of the nation’s major agricultural states. Tobacco is the leading source of crop income. Kentucky ranks second among the states, after North Carolina, in the production of tobacco. The state’s other major cash crops are corn, soybeans, and hay.

31 Agriculture Kentucky’s farmers also raise livestock—cattle and horses. The breeding and selling of thoroughbred horses is Kentucky’s most valuable source of livestock income. Most of the thoroughbred horses come from the bluegrass pastures that are located near Lexington.

32 KY’s Top 10 Leading Crops Total (in millions) Hay $500.4
Tobacco $456.1 Soybeans $405.2 Corn $377.3 Wheat $66.5 Sorghum $7.5 Apples $2.3 Barley $1.1 Peaches $1.0 Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service

33 KY’s Land usage Pastureland 23% Cropland 21% Other Land 3% Federal Land 5% Developed Land 7% Forest Land 41%

34 Coal Kentucky is a leading coal-producing state. Coal is mined in Kentucky’s eastern Appalachian counties and in western Kentucky. About 60 percent of Kentucky’s coal comes from underground mines, the rest from surface mines. Coal-burning plants produce about 97 percent of Kentucky’s electric power. Hydroelectric utilities, such as Barkley and Kentucky dams, produce most of the rest.

35 Coal

36 Kentucky

37 Manufacturing Manufacturing and service industries are Kentucky’s most important economic activities. Most industries are located in Louisville, Lexington, and northern Kentucky. The production of transportation equipment, such as motor vehicles, is Kentucky’s leading manufacturing activity. Chemicals rank second among the state’s manufactured products.

38 Service Industries Major service industries are related to government, finance, health care, tourism, and wholesale and retail trade.  

39 Employment

40 KY’s Employment by Industry
Source: Current Employment Statistics  © 2005 Office of Employment and Training An Official Commonwealth of Kentucky Web Site.  Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting, and mining 59,729 (3.3%) Construction 129,618 (7.2%) Manufacturing 315,774 (17.6%) Wholesale trade 60,854 (3.4%) Retail trade 217,164 (12.1%) Transportation and warehousing, utilities 108,738 (6.0%) Information 39,303 (2.2%) Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing 97,350 (5.4%) Professional, scientific, and business services 111,878 (6.2%) Education, health, and social services 365,605 (20.3%) Leisure and hospitality 129,973 (7.2%) Public administration 77,128 (4.3%) Other services 85,150 (4.3%)

41 Kentucky Exports In recent decades, Kentucky’s role in the global economy has steadily risen. In 2004, Kentucky’s exports totaled nearly $13 billion. About 18 percent of all manufacturing workers in Kentucky depend on exports for their jobs. Kentucky now ranks 19th among the 50 states and the District of Columbia in its amount of exports.

42 Kentucky Exports Manufactured goods account for nearly 96.1% ($12.5 billion) of Kentucky’s exports. Agriculture accounts for 2.2% ($277 million), and minerals and ores account for less than 1% ($28.4 million.) Transportation equipment ranked as Kentucky’s top export in Other top exports were chemicals, machinery, and computer and electronic products. Livestock is the only non-manufacturing industry among Kentucky’s top ten exports. Livestock ranks as Kentucky’s tenth largest export ($244 million.) In 2004, Kentucky was first in the nation in livestock exports and first in the nation in equine (horse) exports ($157.2 million).

43 Kentucky Exports By 2005, Kentucky was exporting globally to more than 165 foreign destinations. Canada is Kentucky’s largest foreign market. In 2004, Kentucky’s exports to Canada totaled almost $4.63 billion, which made up 35.7 percent of the state’s total exports. France is the state’s second largest export market. It received more than $1.08 billion of goods, or 8.3 percent of all Kentucky exports. Following Canada and France, Kentucky’s major export markets include the United Kingdom ($959 million), Japan ($865 million), and Mexico ($786 million).

44 Gross Product & Income Two key indicators of the strength of Kentucky’s economy are the gross state product and per capita personal income. The gross state product shows the values of the goods and services produced in Kentucky. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that in 2004, Kentucky’s gross state product was about $135.4 billion. Per capita income shows the average income for each Kentucky resident. The U.S. Department of Commerce reports that in 2004, Kentucky’s per capita personal income was nearly $27,709.

45 Per Capita Income

46 Category  United States  Kentucky  Kentucky Rank   Total Population (2004)   293,655,404  4,145,922   26th   Average County Population (2004)   94,393   34,549  -    Cost of Doing Business Index (2003)   100.0   85.0  4th    Cost of Living Index (1st Quarter 2005)   93.0   16th   Total State Taxes Paid (2004)   $593 Billion   $8.46 Billion   23rd Highest   Per Capita State Taxes Paid (2004)   $2,025   $2,041   21st Highest   State and Local Tax Burden (2005)   10.1%   10.3%   33rd Highest   Per Capita Personal Income (2004p)   $32,937   $27,709   42nd   Average Annual Wage and Salary (2003)   $37,130   $31,169   34th   Total Gross State Product (2004p)   $11.6 Trillion   $135.4 Billion 

47  Per Capita Gross State Product (2004) 
 $39,672   $32,661   42nd   Poverty Rate (2003)   12.5%   14.4%   41st   Annual Employment Rate (2004)   5.5%   5.3%   28th   Total Exports in Billions (2004)   $817.9   $13   19th   Exports per Capita (2004)   $2,785   $3,134   9th   Percentage of Adults With a High School   Education or Higher (2004)   85.0%   81.8%   44th   Percentage of Adults With Four   or More Years of College (2004)   25.0%   21.0%   48th 

48 Eastern Kentucky Economy
In contrast to the generally prosperous Bluegrass area and the growing industrial cities, eastern Kentucky, highly dependent on coal mining, has long been one of the poorest regions in the US. Beginning in the early 1960s, both the state and federal governments undertook programs to combat poverty in Appalachian Kentucky.

49 Greenup County Economy
Economy Greenup, KY United States Unemployment Rate8.40% 8.60% Recent Job Growth-0.87% 0.35% Future Job Growth29.86% 32.10%Sales Taxes6.00% 5.00% Income Taxes5.80% 4.70% Income per Cap.$22,300$26,154 Household Income$42,299$50,935 (source:

50 Greenup County Income ESTIMATED HOUSEHOLDS BY HOUSEHOLD INCOMEIncome Less Than 15K16.05%12.37%Income between 15K and 25K13.96%10.53%Income between 25K and 35K12.84%10.88%Income between 35K and 50K14.68%15.37%Income between 50K and 75K20.11%20.14%Income between 75K and 100K10.52%12.41%Income between 100K and 150K8.34%11.27%Income between 150K and 250K2.66%5.01%Income between 250K and 500K0.77%1.86%Income greater than 500K0.08%0.16%

51 Greenup County Occupations
POPULATION BY OCCUPATIONManagement, Business, and Financial Operations7.82%14.04%Professional and Related Occupations18.18%20.61%Service14.58%14.45 %Sales and Office27.56%26.75%Farming, Fishing, and Forestry0.66%0.70%Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance13.15%9.42%Production, Transportation, and Material Moving18.05%14.05%

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