In light of their newly passed right to work law, Kentucky public radio checked in with some experts to see how business opportunities might change in the Bluegrass state.
Mike Mullis, site selection consultant for global corporations, said that companies, particularly those focused on manufacturing, "perk up when they hear the words right to work." And while right to work doesn't guarantee more projects, it does guarantee more opportunity.
University of Kentucky economist Kenneth Troske stated right to work laws can help attract businesses and sends a message to businesses that the state is trying to be open, friendly, and flexible to help businesses that want to locate there. Troske also noted that research shows when plants become unionized, you see a decline in their productivity.