Welcome Sharla Wells to the GOEDC Team!

Sharla Wells has joined the GOEDC team as Interim President and CEO.  Sharla is no stranger to GOEDC as she served in the existing industry manager position from 2008 to 2010. She left the the economic development agency to become a team member with Kenergy Corporation and then to Big Rivers Electric Corporation.   We…

Owensboro Moves Ranking to one of the Top 5 Cities Among Tier 3 Metros

Site Selection Magazines’ Top Metros of 2017 Owensboro— Monday, March 5, 2018 — Site Selection Magazine has ranked the Owensboro metro area among the Top 5 metro areas of 2017 for Total Projects. The Owensboro metro area debuted nationally in 2016 at 7th among Tier 3 metros—metro areas with fewer than 200,000 population. In 2017,…

Bucks For Bright Ideas 2018

It’s that time again! Every year the the Bucks for Bright Ideas competition is held to encourage residents in the region to act on their “bright ideas”.  By entering the competition, you will compete to receive one of the prizes to help make your idea a reality. This competition covers the Kentucky regions of Bowling…


The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is accepting resumes for two positions.   Manager for Business Retention and Expansion & Workforce Development and Director for the Kentucky Innovation Network Owensboro Region Office   Click on the job title to learn more about the responsibilities and where to submit a resume.  Please note the job title…

Omico Plastics, Inc.

Omico Plastics has been in the Owensboro community for over 50 years. In 1963, the company was founded in Owensboro and today Omico is a leading manufacturer of quality blow-molded plastic parts and assemblies.

UniFirst Distribution

UniFirst Distribution was the first company to locate in Owensboro's newest industrial park, MidAmerica Airpark.

Sun Windows, Inc.

Sun Windows is a long time business located within the Owensboro community and region.

October 2017 is Manufacturing Month

October is manufacturing month and October 6 is deemed Manufacturing Day.  In 2012, MFG DAY was created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International.  MFG DAY has incrementally enjoyed more support since then, aligning organizations with similar missions to cause positive change in the public perception of modern manufacturing.  The day is not only…

Snell Hired as New President and CEO

News Release The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GOEDC) announced the appointment of Mark S. Snell as President and CEO effective October 9, 2017.  Mr. Snell, who is a native of Owensboro, was selected through a national search process.

Owensboro Riverport Highest-Volume Public Port

In June 2017, the Lane Report published an article that featured Owensboro’s Riverport Authority.  The port is one of eight active ports in Kentucky providing river, rail and barge services of approximately 960,000 tons of product per year over the last three years. Brian Wright, the port’s director says the port is the highest-volume public…