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GREATER OWENSBORO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION HIRES BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION MANAGER

Owensboro, Kentucky- May 15, 2019 – Elizabeth Griffith has been hired as the Business Retention and Expansion Manager of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Griffith will begin her role with the organization on May 20th, 2019. Elizabeth Griffith, a native of Owensboro, has been the Executive Director of the Wendall H. Ford Government Education…

Completion of Owensboro Riverport’s Rail Expansion

The installation of a $1.5 million inner loop rail track at the Owensboro Riverport Authority will be an added boost to infrastructure around an inner loop with acreage to be developed for potential projects. The riverport is thrilled to now have more line for future rail-product companies and a road entrance into the loop’s center.  …

Future Downtown Owensboro Development Revealed

An exciting announcement for downtown Owensboro was made in April! Plans were revealed of building a 12 to 15 story structure in just two years. The building will be a mix of a hotel, residential apartments, and a parking structure, which will be located across from the Owensboro Convention Center. In the “3D Mass Model” shown, orange…

Now Hiring for a Manager of Business Retention and Expansion & Workforce Development

SUMMARY: The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is seeking an experienced economic development professional to lead our business retention and expansion (BRE) and workforce development efforts. We seek an energetic individual who is passionate about building communities.   Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: 1) The implementation of existing BRE objectives as…

Essential Skills Program Offer Advantage To Employers

The Workplace Essential Skills Certification for high school seniors help employers identify high school graduates who have dedicated time and effort to preparing to enter the workforce. Junior Achievement and Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation have partnered with high schools in the area to contribute to the development of soft skills within students and future…

Blackbird Manufacturing Adding Jobs

Blackbird Manufacturing is a locally grown company in Owensboro-Daviess County that was formed in 2012 with four employees.  Since then, the company has increased employment to 51.  Recently, the company has made an announcement that they will expand their operations in Owensboro-Daviess County creating 20 full-time jobs. The company is a commercial stone countertop manufacturer…

Infrastructure development is vital to Owensboro’s economy

Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition, KickStartKY, shared a video they recently produced.  Sharla is a dedicated advocate for Owensboro and she shares how infrastructure projects are so important for Greater Owensboro’s growing economy.  

GOEDC Hires Brittaney Johnson as President/CEO

Owensboro, Kentucky- November 14, 2018 – Brittaney Johnson has been hired as President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Johnson will begin her role with the organization on December 17th, 2018. Johnson comes to Owensboro having previously served as the Executive Director of the Posey County, Indiana, Economic Development Partnership.  Brittaney earned a bachelor’s…

OWENSBORO RECOGNIZED WITH GREAT RIVER CUP

OWENSBORO RECOGNIZED FOR MOST PER-CAPITA PROJECTS ALONG OHIO RIVER Site Selection awards Great River Cup to Owensboro, KY OWENSBORO, KY: The Owensboro MSA has received the Great River Cup from Site Selection for the most per-capita projects along the Ohio River corridor in an 18-month period.  Corporate facility investments on a per-capita basis are examined…