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 and support their local businesses. In fact, these 7 brands currently make their products in Owensboro.1.…

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 in Owensboro have the option to become medical assistants, dental assistants, electricians, truck drivers, pilots, and…

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 served 17 new clients and 56 existing clients. She also had 165 counseling sessions, 84 hours…

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 of our existing businesses for the last 24 years and appreciate the economic impact they have on…

KCTCS’s TRAINS Program Increases Funding for Business and Industry Support

The Kentucky Community & Technical College System (KCTCS) recently announced that their TRAINS program has increased its funding support for qualifying companies. TRAINS offsets the cost of customized training for incumbent worker upskilling, pre-employment training, assessments and apprenticeship programs. KCTCS's financial assistance has expanded now offsetting 75 percent (up from 50 percent) of a business's costs associated with developing tailored talent pipeline initiatives. With funding established by the Kentucky General…

Greater Owensboro Pitch Competition Judges Announced

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation and the Small Business Development Center are excited to announce that the Greater Owensboro Pitch Competition will occur on Thursday, May 5th at noon. The competition will take place at the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum in the Woodward Theatre. If you would like to attend the GO Pitch Competition, you can register here. Lunch will be provided at 11:30 am.GO Pitch…

Green River Distilling Unveils Self-Branded Bourbon Whiskey

Green River Distilling Company unveiled their Green River Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey yesterday evening, marking their first self-branded bourbon in over a century.Different events have been held this week to celebrate, including a special lighting of the Glover H. Cary Bridge on Wednesday followed by a firework show at McConnell Plaza. Mayor Tom Watson also declared Thursday as Green River Whiskey Day in Owensboro to honor the return of the…

OBKY Local Look – Metalsa

Metalsa is one of Owensboro's many amazing manufacturing companies. They are responsible for providing the automotive industry with metallic structures for heavy and light trucks. We are proud to have Metalsa as one of our existing business and are glad they call Owensboro home. Check out their story below to learn more about their history and what they have planned for the future.

Bell Bank Invests in Owensboro, Kentucky

Today, the City of Owensboro and Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, announced, Bell Bank’s investment in Owensboro, KY. Bell Bank is a privately owned bank headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. Bell Bank is the largest family-and employee-owned bank in the upper Midwest, and one of the largest privately owned banks in the nation. “We are thrilled to be welcoming another prominent bank, such as Bell Bank, into the city of…

Office Space Available in Commerce Center Building

We have two offices available for rent in the Commerce Center! The 160 square foot space located on the 3rd floor of the Commerce Center has amenities such as internet/wi-fi connection, a copier, phone capabilities and a mailing address. The offices are also complimented by a lounge and conference room, as well as regular janitorial services. For more information, contact us at (270) 926-4339.