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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…

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…

Welcome Sharla Wells to the GOEDC Team!

Sharla Wells has joined the GOEDC team as Interim President and CEO.  Sharla is no stranger to GOEDC as she served in the existing industry manager position from 2008 to 2010. She left the the economic development agency to become a team member with Kenergy Corporation and then to Big Rivers Electric Corporation.   We…

Owensboro Moves Ranking to one of the Top 5 Cities Among Tier 3 Metros

Site Selection Magazines’ Top Metros of 2017 Owensboro— Monday, March 5, 2018 — Site Selection Magazine has ranked the Owensboro metro area among the Top 5 metro areas of 2017 for Total Projects. The Owensboro metro area debuted nationally in 2016 at 7th among Tier 3 metros—metro areas with fewer than 200,000 population. In 2017,…

Bucks For Bright Ideas 2018

It’s that time again! Every year the the Bucks for Bright Ideas competition is held to encourage residents in the region to act on their “bright ideas”.  By entering the competition, you will compete to receive one of the prizes to help make your idea a reality. This competition covers the Kentucky regions of Bowling…

WE ARE HIRING!

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is accepting resumes for two positions.   Manager for Business Retention and Expansion & Workforce Development and Director for the Kentucky Innovation Network Owensboro Region Office   Click on the job title to learn more about the responsibilities and where to submit a resume.  Please note the job title…

Omico Plastics, Inc.

Omico Plastics has been in the Owensboro community for over 50 years. In 1963, the company was founded in Owensboro and today Omico is a leading manufacturer of quality blow-molded plastic parts and assemblies.