Agriculture Appreciation Month

Agriculture Appreciation Month, celebrated each March, recognizes the vital role agriculture plays across the country and in our local communities.Agricultural production, one of the many facets of our rich history, includes corn, soybeans, and tobacco. Along with the corn production came the distilling of spirits, chiefly Kentucky bourbon. During the 19th century there were 18 distilleries in Daviess County. The community’s rich history has led us to a diverse existence…

GOEDC Existing Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey

Numbers are critically important to tell the collective story of the COVID-19 virus impact on our business community locally. As one of our existing businesses, we would very much appreciate your input by taking our GO-EDC Existing Business Impact of COVID-19 Survey.It will take about 10 minutes to complete the survey. Your responses are absolutely confidential. Responses will only be reported in aggregate.The aggregate results of this survey will be…

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

The programs and initiatives in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was just passed by Congress are intended to assist business owners with whatever needs they have right now. When implemented, there will be many new resources available for small businesses, as well as certain nonprofits and other employers. This guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the…

Advantage Kentucky Alliance

Advantage Kentucky Alliance (AKA) is a statewide, not-for-profit partnership who provides assistance and training to help manufacturers of all sizes grow and improve. AKA is the affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program for the State of Kentucky.The AKA team is Kentucky’s trusted adviser and go-to resource for expertise in manufacturing consulting, training, coaching, hands-on implementation and continuing support.In the past year AKA has…

OCTC Contributes Millions to Local Economy

According to an economic impact analysis during a city commission meeting, Owensboro Community and Technical College is responsible for adding millions of dollars into the regional economy. According to a fact sheet provided by OCTC, during the 2018-19 fiscal year, the college added $203 million in income to the regional economy that OCTC serves, which includes Daviess, Hancock, Ohio and McLean counties. That translates to about 2,719 jobs supported in the region. Scott Williams,…

Domtar Industry Tour

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development team and a few Owensboro Community Leaders were graciously guided Friday through an industrial tour at Owensboro's Domtar by Plant Manager, Chris Buskill, along with a friendly and welcoming staff. Domtar is the largest integrated manufacturer and marketer of uncoated free-sheet paper in North America.Their vision, “to be the leader in innovating fiber-based products, technologies, and services, committed to a sustainable and better future,” was…

Owensboro’s Kentucky BioProcessing Fights to Restrain Coronavirus

The Coronavirus that has recently devastated China and according to CBS news, has now swept across 75 countries and 17 states thus far, is raising alarm. There have been roughly 94,000 reported cases of the Coronavirus worldwide with upwards of 3,200 deaths globally. In the U.S., 100 cases of the virus have been reported, with a total of 11 deaths. This virus is raising serious concerns regarding the community's safety…

O.Z. Tyler Distillery Featured In The Lane Report

Owensboro’s bourbon history is rich, thanks to its proximity to a rail line and busy waterway, a limestone water source and vast oak forests, and hardworking grain farmers. O.Z. Tyler Distillery opened in 2016 after a $25 million renovation of the 26-acre business, which dates back to 1885.Beginning at a site on the Green River in 1880, Monarch Distillery moved to O.Z. Tyler’s current location in Owensboro and honored its…

GOEDC Q4 Newsletter

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation receives a great deal of continued support from our investors and we like to keep them informed of what we are working on throughout the year. Quarterly newsletters are sent out to our investors, partners and supporters. In case you missed it, you can view it here.Highlights in this fourth quarter newsletter include 41 visits to businesses and industries, work with 12 active projects,…