Swedish Match Contributes to the List of Kentucky’s Largest 2019 New and Expanded Industries

The Lane ListThese are the top new and expanding industry announcements in Kentucky for 2019. The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development website (thinkkentucky.com) indicates that for January through September (reporting date Oct. 23) of this year there were 133 projects totaling $4.365 billion in investment, supporting 8,190 new full-time jobs. Owensboro/Daviess County contributed to the list with a $100 million investment in Pinkerton Tobacco Co. LP, also known as Swedish…

Now Hiring An Economic Development Intern

Overview of Position:Reports to: President/CEOEffective: February 2020 – May 2020Type: Intern (15 hours per week) The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is seeking a motivated, detail-oriented, and business-minded college intern. The Economic Development Internship is structured to provide the intern with important and transferrable skills and experience to progress professionally and personally. The intern will gain experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders across multiple sectors, public-private partnerships, private business,…

OBKY Local Look – Glenmore Distillery

The Glenmore Distillery prides itself as one of the largest and most modern bottling facility in the country and continues to be a sizable employeer in Owensboro, Kentucky. Currently, The Glenmore Distillery has about 440 employees which include both full-time and part-time positions. This video features The Glenmore Distillery, located in Owensboro, KY for just over 150 years.  https://youtu.be/7dmqZQudfh0  

Dahl & Groezinger Featured In Owensboro Living Magazine

Dahl & Groezinger, a 5th generation business, is Kentucky’s oldest family-owned scrap iron and metal processor. Today John and Drew Kirkland, along with their cousin Will Helwig, run the day-to-day operations. All three gentleman are great-grandsons of founder George Groezinger, who started the business in 1885.In the article, Drew Kirkland explains that Owensboro is a great location for a steel processing scrap yard because there are several foundries close by.…

Be An Entrepreneur With An Edge

November is National Entrepreneurship Month and there are resources galore to share that can help you put your passion into action.  Whether it is preparing a plan to begin your business, lining up support through investors or mentoring, there are tons of articles to help you initiate or grow a business.  Here are few resources to get you started.Preparing a Business PlanLining up SupportGrow Your Business

USDA Invests in the Expansion of Rural Education and Health Care Access

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald "DJ" LaVoy has announced that USDA is investing $42.5 million in 133 distance learning and telemedicine projects in 37 states and 2 U.S. territories. USDA is providing the funding through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. These investments will benefit 5.4 million rural residents. Owensboro Health is receiving a $460,820 grant to instal 22 telemedicine units…

What do Manufacturers Look for In Real Estate?

There is great competition with manufacturers when looking to locate operations.  Those competitive factors include talent, support services, shipping services, and real estate.  Josh Bays, with Site Selection Group, has posted an article entitled "2019 Industrial Real Estate Outlook for Manufacturers".  He shares the typical real estate profile for a manufacturing project and indicates the difference between industrial real estate needs for production versus those needs for distribution.  The infrastructure…

Owensboro Is Your Opportunity!

Owensboro, KY is featured in Expansion Solutions Magazine's September-October issue as an Area Focus spotlight. Check out how Owensboro can be your next opportunity.

GOEDC In Motion Q3 2019

The GOEDC has received a great deal of continued support from our investors, and we like to keep them informed of what we are working on during the year.  Quarterly reports are sent out to our investors, partners and supporters.  In case you missed it, you can view it here.Highlights from this quarter's report include 23 visits to businesses and industries and work with 13 active projects, a plant manager's…

OBKY Local Look – Southern Star

Southern Star is a leading transporter of natural gas to America’s heartland, with approximately 5,800 miles of natural gas transmission pipeline in the Midwest and Mid-Continent regions of the United States.  This video features Southern Star with headquarter operations in Owensboro, Kentucky. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LomagR-Mp7M