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Now Hiring for a Manager of Business Retention and Expansion & Workforce Development

SUMMARY: The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation is seeking an experienced economic development professional to lead our business retention and expansion (BRE) and workforce development efforts. We seek an energetic individual who is passionate about building communities.   Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to: 1) The implementation of existing BRE objectives as…

Essential Skills Program Offer Advantage To Employers

The Workplace Essential Skills Certification for high school seniors help employers identify high school graduates who have dedicated time and effort to preparing to enter the workforce. Junior Achievement and Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation have partnered with high schools in the area to contribute to the development of soft skills within students and future…

Blackbird Manufacturing Adding Jobs

Blackbird Manufacturing is a locally grown company in Owensboro-Daviess County that was formed in 2012 with four employees.  Since then, the company has increased employment to 51.  Recently, the company has made an announcement that they will expand their operations in Owensboro-Daviess County creating 20 full-time jobs. The company is a commercial stone countertop manufacturer…

GOEDC Hires Brittaney Johnson as President/CEO

Owensboro, Kentucky- November 14, 2018 – Brittaney Johnson has been hired as President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. Johnson will begin her role with the organization on December 17th, 2018. Johnson comes to Owensboro having previously served as the Executive Director of the Posey County, Indiana, Economic Development Partnership.  Brittaney earned a bachelor’s…

OWENSBORO RECOGNIZED WITH GREAT RIVER CUP

OWENSBORO RECOGNIZED FOR MOST PER-CAPITA PROJECTS ALONG OHIO RIVER Site Selection awards Great River Cup to Owensboro, KY OWENSBORO, KY: The Owensboro MSA has received the Great River Cup from Site Selection for the most per-capita projects along the Ohio River corridor in an 18-month period.  Corporate facility investments on a per-capita basis are examined…

Welcome Sharla Wells to the GOEDC Team!

Sharla Wells has joined the GOEDC team as Interim President and CEO.  Sharla is no stranger to GOEDC as she served in the existing industry manager position from 2008 to 2010. She left the the economic development agency to become a team member with Kenergy Corporation and then to Big Rivers Electric Corporation.   We…

Bucks For Bright Ideas 2018

It’s that time again! Every year the the Bucks for Bright Ideas competition is held to encourage residents in the region to act on their “bright ideas”.  By entering the competition, you will compete to receive one of the prizes to help make your idea a reality. This competition covers the Kentucky regions of Bowling…