Deadline to complete Kentucky Wi-Fi speed test is Today

Today is the deadline to complete the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a project that will gather data needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework and telehealth.  The free, anonymous speed test can be accessed by clicking here, and it takes about 30 seconds complete. To participate, the device must be connected to a…

GOEDC Q4 Newsletter

Each quarter we like to share a brief snapshot highlighting the organization’s activity. Highlights in this newsletter include the announcement of Big Rivers Electric Corporation’s relocation of their headquarters to Owensboro, GOEDC’s participation in the KAED fall forum, a virtual site visit of our community with site selectors, and much more.  It was a successful…

OBKY Local Look – Dahl & Groezinger

Dahl & Groezinger is a 5th generation scrap iron & metal recycling business that purchases steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and more from both individuals and businesses. They supply buyers across the nation and ship internationally to buyers throughout the world. Founded in 1885, Dahl and Groezinger has the distinction of being Kentucky’s oldest family-owned scrap…

Green River Distilling Company to Take Advantage of Alcohol Shipping Law

A state law that took effect last year could begin benefiting local distilleries and breweries, as the legislation allows alcohol producers to ship their products directly to consumers. Officials with Green River Distilling Company have already said they plan to take advantage of the new law in order to increase their sales. Jacob Call, master…

Owensboro’s Canteen Service Company Part of Major Acquisition

The Canteen Service Company of Owensboro has been acquired by Five Star Food Service. The highly regarded Owensboro-based franchise group comprises four companies — Canteen Service Company of Owensboro, Canteen Service Company of Kentuckiana, Derringer Food Group, and John Conti Coffee Company — operating collectively as Canteen’s third largest franchise. The Canteen/Derringer/John Conti sale comes…

GOEDC President/CEO Elected to KAED Board of Directors

The Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) is an organization of stakeholders dedicated to strengthening prosperity in the Commonwealth. The Association’s membership is comprised of over 700 members consisting of economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, state Cabinets and Agencies, local governments, utilities, universities, quasi-governmental organizations, and professional service firms. With a mission to enhance…

Big Rivers Electric Corporation to Relocate Headquarters to Owensboro, Kentucky

Today, the City of Owensboro, Daviess County Fiscal Court and Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, announced, Big Rivers Electric Corporation is relocating their headquarters to Owensboro, KY. Big Rivers headquarters operation employs 120 employees with an annual payroll of $14 Million. “We are very excited about the opportunities ahead for Big Rivers in the Owensboro…

Shop Local: Holiday Edition

The holiday season is in full swing which means shopping – lots and lots of shopping. While online shopping can be convenient, especially during these challenging times, we must remember the benefits of shopping local and contributing to our community is much more rewarding. Here are a few reasons why. Shopping local helps grow the…

GOEDC Participates in KAED Fall Forum

Last week, GOEDC team members Sidney Riney and Elizabeth Griffith had the pleasure of attending the Annual Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) fall forum in Ashland, Kentucky. As the world mitigates a global pandemic, Kentucky economic developers have had to reach deep within our collective resolve to emerge with strategies to address COVID-19 and…

Owensboro Ranks Third in Economic Growth

The Owensboro metropolitan area, which includes Hancock and McLean counties, has ranked third for the Ohio River Corridor Ranking of 2020 in the Site Selection magazine. The rankings for this international business publication are based on per-capita corporate investment and the most projects in the metro area. The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation reported seven…