Kentucky’s Top Exports

Not only does Kentucky produce roughly 95% of the world's supply of bourbon whiskey, but many Kentucky businesses are also finding success in today's global market. Kentucky made products are growing in demand, and this additional revenue source is providing more jobs for Kentuckians and more security for the businesses that employ them. In 2021, over $29.5 billion in goods and services were sold abroad. Kentucky's top export locations in 2021:CanadaMexicoUnited…

Owensboro Health, Owensboro Community & Technical College partner for new CMT program

Starting this fall, Owensboro Health and OCTC will partner on a program that aims to train forty-five new Certified Medical Technicians before June 30th, 2023. The program is funded by a $325,000 grant from the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.Owensboro Health will select students and hire them as Patient Care Technicians prior to the start of classes. Three groups of fifteen students, the first beginning October 24th and the next…

Owensboro Welcomes Remote Workers With New Incentive Program

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, in partnership with MakeMyMove, launched a campaign encouraging remote workers to relocate to the Owensboro community. Offering $5,000 and other perks, EDC executives invite remote talent to bring their jobs and families, establish roots and call Owensboro home. Prior to the launch of this campaign, more than 180 remote workers have already applied through MakeMyMove.com, showing great interest in moving to Daviess County.“Owensboro is…

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 in this state,” Gov. Beshear said. “This sector has been a driving force behind our recent…

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 tax credit. The Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit Program offers between $3,500 and $25,000 per…

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 the program have been classified as community or minimum-level custody inmates and have already been assigned…

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 Hubs (Small MSAs) and was the only city from Kentucky named in the rankings. Owensboro…

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 townsfolk wave “hi!” Here are 10 reasons that moving to Owensboro, KY might be the…

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 Union and now has assets of nearly $1 billion.Heritage Federal Credit Union will provide exceptional member…

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.…