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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.

2015-2016 Year in Review

by Madison Silvert, President/CEO of GO-EDC This year has been a year of significant changes and milestones for the region and the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. The Greater Owensboro FAME program, an accelerated program for obtaining an associates degree in partnership with area employers, led similar programs in the state in GPA and continues…

Funds Approved for Toyotetsu Mid America Expansion

For Immediate Release Toyotetsu Mid America, LLC receives Daviess County Economic Development Funds for expansion in the MidAmerica Airpark in Owensboro, Kentucky Owensboro, Ky, (July 7, 2016) – Daviess County Fiscal Court has approved economic development funds for the Toyotetsu Mid America, LLC expansion of its manufacturing facility located in the MidAmerica Airpark of Owensboro,…

Congratulations to Owensboro Winners of 2016 Bucks for Bright Ideas!

Bucks for Bright Ideas competition presented 18 awards The Kentucky Innovation Network recognized 18 winning individuals/teams during its annual Bucks for Bright Ideas banquet on May 4 at the WKU Center for Research and Development. Owensboro regional winners are Lisa Martin, John Brown, and Tom Sims as well as student winners Lacey Parthum and Ellen…

Welcome to the team Helen Mountjoy

Helen Mountjoy to Lead Region’s Workforce and Education Efforts Former Secretary of Education & Workforce Development Returns to GO-EDC Owensboro, Ky. (May 4, 2016) – The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (“GO-EDC”) is proud to announce that former Kentucky Secretary of Education and Workforce Development, Helen Mountjoy, is returning to GO-EDC as its Director of Workforce…

The Importance of Becoming a Certified Work Ready Community

The certification program from the Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (KWIB) and the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet assures employers that a local workforce has the talent and skills necessary to staff existing jobs and to master the innovative technologies new jobs will require. In 2012, Daviess County became one of the first communities in…