Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives and LG&E and KU were ranked among the U.S. Top 20 Utilities in Economic Development by Site Selection, the international economic development magazine.

The co-ops were ranked 14th and LG&E and KU were ranked 15th. See the complete rankings here:

In a profile in the magazine’s September edition, the co-ops are lauded for using innovative technology to market sites in the co-ops’ Kentucky communities. The rankings are based on corporate facility investment and job creation, and honor organizations that are taking economic development to the next level.

“The economic development community around the globe is taking notice of the emphasis Kentucky is putting on drawing jobs and investment,” said Rodney Hitch, economic development director for the co-ops. “Hard work is being done at every level, from local economic development agencies to the Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet and our many federal partners. Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives are proud to do our part to help improve the quality of life and success across our many regions and communities.”