News

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…

2016 Wage and Benefit Survey

A recent survey was conducted among companies in Daviess County to collect information regarding hourly and salary wages and percentage of benefits that companies provide their employees.  2016 Wage and Benefit Survey A survey conducted in partnership of GOEDC and KYNDLE of the GRADD county region is also available.

Workforce Development Strategic Visioning Report

Community challenges in today’s environment include developing a globally competitive workforce and workforce delivery system.  These challenges are not inclusive to the Owensboro area but our community and partners give great effort to getting in front of them.  In May of 2016, roundtable discussions were held with employers from different sectors.  The discussions included some…

Tax Credit Seminar

Want to learn more about what tax credits are available for Kentucky small businesses and investors?  The Kentucky Innovation Network’s Owensboro office will be hosting a workshop for small business owners, investors and CPAs to  learn more about the eligibility for Kentucky Small Business Tax Credits and the Kentucky Angel Investment Tax Credits.  The event…

Owensboro’s Entrepreneurship Program Growing

KINO, Kentucky Innovation Network Owensboro Office, has generated $16 million in private investment and has aided in the creation of approximately 102 new full-time jobs.  Overall, in the past eight years, the Owensboro region of the KIN has resulted in over $100 million in private sector investment. Plans are in the works to to include…

How Does Owensboro Compare?

The Owensboro MSA compares to MSA cities that embody the same qualities.  They have similar market characteristics, including geographic, demographic and economic.  Comparing with like MSAs provides lessons and ideas on how to grow our own economy. The following are the peer MSA cities in which Owensboro compares.