GOEDC Hires VP of Business Development and Executive Assistant

Brad Davis has been hired as the Vice President of Business Development for the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Davis began his role with the organization on April 5th, 2021. Madison Krampe has been hired to take on the role as Executive Assistant for the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Krampe began her role with the organization on February 22nd, 2021. Brad Davis, a native of Daviess County, recently served as the Vice President of Operations of…

Broadband Bill Passes Kentucky State Senate

Good things are coming for the rural areas of Daviess County!The Broadband Funding Bill, otherwise known as 'House Bill 320', unanimously passed the Kentucky State House and Senate late Tuesday afternoon. HB320 will clear the way for rural electric cooperatives to feasibly provide broadband service to areas of the commonwealth that are currently unserved or underserved. The bill defines "unserved" and "underserved" areas as places where download and upload speeds are…

OBKY Local Look – Sun Windows

Sun Window’s heritage extends back to 1930, when Victor E. Anderson, Sr. developed a self-storing, wood storm window and began selling it door-to-door. Over the years, the company has evolved through changes in locations, name and product offerings to become a leading regional window and door manufacturer with a focus on innovation and quality.We are proud to have Sun Windows as one of our existing business and are glad they…

2021 Summer Internship Opportunities

Commonwealth Rolled Products Summer Intern - Process Technology and Research & Development.Students pursuing metallurgical engineering, materials science & engineering, chemical engineering should send their resume's to dama.smith@aleris.com. Green River Area Development District Summer Intern - Community and Economic Development DepartmentResponsibilities: Will assist the CED department with grant application preparation, grant research, project administration assistance and other local government needs.For more information or to apply, please send resumes to Blake Edge at blakeedge@gradd.com.  Owensboro Specialty PolymersSummer…

Deadline to complete Kentucky Wi-Fi speed test is Today

Today is the deadline to complete the Kentucky Broadband Speed Test, a project that will gather data needed to expand internet home access for distance learning, telework and telehealth. The free, anonymous speed test can be accessed by clicking here, and it takes about 30 seconds complete.To participate, the device must be connected to a person’s home Wi-Fi service and disconnected from a virtual private network (VPN) that may be connected to…

GOEDC Q4 Newsletter

Each quarter we like to share a brief snapshot highlighting the organization’s activity. Highlights in this newsletter include the announcement of Big Rivers Electric Corporation's relocation of their headquarters to Owensboro, GOEDC's participation in the KAED fall forum, a virtual site visit of our community with site selectors, and much more.  It was a successful 4th quarter, and we are looking forward to the opportunities ahead in 2021 and beyond. View…

OBKY Local Look – Dahl & Groezinger

Dahl & Groezinger is a 5th generation scrap iron & metal recycling business that purchases steel, aluminum, copper, brass, and more from both individuals and businesses. They supply buyers across the nation and ship internationally to buyers throughout the world.Founded in 1885, Dahl and Groezinger has the distinction of being Kentucky’s oldest family-owned scrap iron and metal processor. The family takes personal pride in maintaining a quality facility and providing…

Green River Distilling Company to Take Advantage of Alcohol Shipping Law

A state law that took effect last year could begin benefiting local distilleries and breweries, as the legislation allows alcohol producers to ship their products directly to consumers. Officials with Green River Distilling Company have already said they plan to take advantage of the new law in order to increase their sales.Jacob Call, master distiller at Green River, said the distillery has already received its permit to ship alcohol and…

Owensboro’s Canteen Service Company Part of Major Acquisition

The Canteen Service Company of Owensboro has been acquired by Five Star Food Service.The highly regarded Owensboro-based franchise group comprises four companies — Canteen Service Company of Owensboro, Canteen Service Company of Kentuckiana, Derringer Food Group, and John Conti Coffee Company — operating collectively as Canteen’s third largest franchise.The Canteen/Derringer/John Conti sale comes nearly five months after the passing of former owner and senior partner Jack Wells, under whose leadership…

GOEDC President/CEO Elected to KAED Board of Directors

The Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) is an organization of stakeholders dedicated to strengthening prosperity in the Commonwealth. The Association’s membership is comprised of over 700 members consisting of economic development organizations, Chambers of Commerce, state Cabinets and Agencies, local governments, utilities, universities, quasi-governmental organizations, and professional service firms. With a mission to enhance professional capacity to accelerate economic development, the KAED service portfolio includes education, advocacy, domestic and international business…