FRANKFORT — While Kentucky was chosen late last month as the site for two plants to build batteries for Ford electric vehicles, the state also is reported to be one of five in the running for a new plant site that would make batteries for Toyota electric cars and trucks.

Ford and SK Innovation are investing $5.8 billion and hiring 5,000 people, which is the largest economic development project in state history. It means Kentucky will shatter every annual economic development record in the books for yearly investment totals and is on pace for the best job-creating year in history.

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