Economic Impact

Research and development at UK has a direct, and significant, economic impact on Kentucky. The $476.5 million UK spent on R&D in FY22 generated $873 million in economic activity across the state. As a result, 4,636 jobs were supported throughout the state of Kentucky, with 2,227 (48%) of those jobs directly supported by research initiatives.

University of Kentucky R&D Expenditures for FY22
  • Research expenditures totaled $476.5 million
  • Supported 4,636 jobs in Kentucky
  • Total economic impact of UK research for Kentucky was $873 million

updated 4-27-23