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.…

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.