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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…

Owensboro Ranked Among Top Metros

Owensboro Ranked Among Top Metros by Site Selection Magazine The Owensboro metro was listed among the high-performing regions of 2016 by Site Selection magazine. The 2016 population tiers listed Owensboro’s metro as seventh among metros with population less than 200,000. This is the first time Owensboro has made the Total Projects Ranking by the oldest…

Welcome Garrick Thompson

Garrick Thompson Hired to Work with New and Existing Industries Owensboro, KY. (March 9, 2017) – The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GOEDC) hires experienced economic development professional, Garrick Thompson, to work with the new and existing industries of Greater Owensboro. “I am extremely excited to begin working in Owensboro. It’s no secret that Owensboro…

GO CAREERS Employer Recruitment Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Owensboro, KY) The Greater Owensboro Chapter of FAME (GO FAME) is hosting a GO CAREERS Employer Recruitment event on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Commerce Center located at 200 East Third Street in Owensboro. Prospective employers are invited to attend to learn more…

Building the Future

An update on the Workforce Development Strategic Visioning Report. As a way of keeping all the stakeholders involved, engaged and informed, periodical news articles will be published to the News section of the GO-EDC website as well as emailed to all the participants from the initial workshops. Recent news will be shared as to what different groups are accomplishing and the initiatives that are being developed.

Castlen Steel Invests $4.4 M in Owensboro Industrial Site

One of Owensboro’s existing companies cut a ribbon on a $4.4 million industrial site with rail.  Castlen Steel is an industrial design company that engineers, fabricates and installs grain and fertilizer storage tanks, silos and storage buildings among other services.  Matt Castlen and his wife launched their welding business in their garage in 2008 and…

Owensboro Distillery Becomes Member of Kentucky Distiller’s Association

O.Z. Tyler Distillery located its operation at a historical site in Owensboro which once housed the Charles W. Medley Distillery.   The Medley Distillery operated from 1936 to 1993.  In 2014, a South Carolina firm invested $25 million to restore the Medley site which includes six warehouses on a 26-acre site and distillery.  They will…

US Bank Launches GO Career Program

One of Owensboro’s largest employers, US Bank Home Mortgage, announced an inaugural cohort to participate in the GO Career program modeled from a program introduced by Toyota for students in manufacturing. The Toyota concept is work and learn and is employer led.  The employer sponsors students who learn a trade and earn a degree in…

Alorica Announces Location and Creation of 830 Jobs

In mid September of this year, Alorica announced plans to open a customer engagement center in the downtown area of Owensboro, Kentucky.  The company will hire approximately 830 employees.  This announcement of the number of jobs for the community is one of the largest in many years.  During negotiations, the company representatives were impressed with…