October is Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth

Kentucky has continued to build on recent economic momentum, and manufacturing has been a focal point of this growth. Gov. Andy Beshear has designated the month of October to be Manufacturing Month to honor this sector that employs nearly 250,000 Kentuckians.  “Manufacturing is at the heart of everything we do in terms of economic development…

New Legislation Expands the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit Program

Kentucky House Bill 8 has expanded the sales and use tax base to include a number of new services effective January 1, 2023. Some of the new services added include photography and photo finishing services, marketing services, and personal fitness training services. With these changes in legislation your company may be eligible for a substantial…

Detention Center, Community Partners to Bring Workforce Skills Training to Inmates

The Reentry Success Program is a partnership between the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, Owensboro Community & Technical College, Daviess County Detention Center, the City of Owensboro, and the Daviess County Fiscal Court and will work to prepare inmates for re-entering the workforce by providing skills training prior to their release.  The inmates selected for…

Owensboro, KY MSA Ranks in America’s Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs

The Owensboro, KY MSA has been named one of the “Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs” for cities with a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) fewer than 150,000 people. The Metro Rankings were conducted by Business Facilities Magazine and were published in the July/August 2022 Issue. Owensboro earned the No. 6 spot in the country’s Top 10 Manufacturing…

Top 10 Reasons You Should Consider Moving to Owensboro, KY

Whether it’s for a new job, the delightful aroma of barbecue, or the low cost of living, Owensboro is the perfect place to settle down. Here in Owensboro, individuals can start a career with the help of workforce programs and families can enjoy exciting activities around town in an inviting atmosphere all while the pleasant…

Heritage Federal Invests in Owensboro, KY

OWENSBORO, KY – Heritage Federal Credit Union will be opening a new, full-service branch in Owensboro, KY. The Heritage Federal Credit Union Frederica Branch will be located at 1819 Frederica Street. Heritage Federal Credit Union is a community-chartered credit union headquartered in Newburgh, Indiana. The company got its start in 1965 as Warrick Employees Credit…

Top 7 Products Made in Owensboro, Kentucky

Do you ever wonder what your hometown is known for? Owensboro, Kentucky stands out as a leading source of production for popular products including some big names you’ve probably heard of. Manufacturers and distributors planning to begin business or relocate should consider settling in Owensboro where local government officials are eager and ready to help…

10 Workforce Programs Available in the Greater Owensboro Region

Kentucky— like other U.S. states—is facing major drawbacks from workforce shortages due to the pandemic. Thankfully, some Kentucky cities such as Owensboro offer a multitude of programs to assist those who are newly entering the workforce or those who are ready to begin working again. Through various types of training and certificate programs, career seekers…

Kentucky SBDC in Owensboro

Owensboro SBDC’s Business Coach, Jamie Johnson, has had a very busy first few months of 2022. She is working on some exciting projects that will benefit our community, as well as the GO Pitch Competition that is being held on May 5th at noon at the Bluegrass Museum.  In just the month of March, Jamie…

OBKY Local Look – UniFirst

UniFirst is one of North America’s largest workwear and textile service companies providing uniforms, protective clothing, and custom corporate image apparel programs to businesses in diverse industries. The Owensboro Distribution Center inventories, customizes, and distributes work apparel and personal safety items to companies throughout North America.    We are so proud to have UniFirst as one…