Bell Bank Invests in Owensboro, Kentucky

Today, the City of Owensboro and Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation, announced, Bell Bank’s investment in Owensboro, KY. Bell Bank is a privately owned bank headquartered in Fargo, North Dakota. Bell Bank is the largest family-and employee-owned bank in the upper Midwest, and one of the largest privately owned banks in the nation. “We are thrilled to be welcoming another prominent bank, such as Bell Bank, into the city of…

Office Space Available in Commerce Center Building

We have two offices available for rent in the Commerce Center! The 160 square foot space located on the 3rd floor of the Commerce Center has amenities such as internet/wi-fi connection, a copier, phone capabilities and a mailing address. The offices are also complimented by a lounge and conference room, as well as regular janitorial services. For more information, contact us at (270) 926-4339.  

Aquatic Resource Center’s New Facility in Owensboro

If you haven't heard, Aquatic Resource Center is expanding and building a new 20,000-square foot facility in the Owensboro!Eric Thomas and his team at Aquatic Resource Center travel the country designing, building, and maintaining amazing aquatic systems. Thomas spent over a decade in the aquatic hobby testing different methods and theories before joining the industry and founding Aquatic Resource Center in 2016. They focus largely on zoos, aquariums, and other…

Owensboro Ranks #16 Out of Top 50 Cities with Strong Manufacturing Economies

In this study, the top 50 cities with the strongest manufacturing economies were ranked, based upon four primary factors: the growth rate of manufacturing output, manufacturing output per capita, the location quotient for manufacturing workers, and the growth rate in manufacturing jobs. A score of 0-100 was assigned to each city based on these factors, with higher scores being ranked more highly.Owensboro's growth rate of manufacturing output was 3.5%, manufacturing…

GO Pitch Competition

The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation (GOEDC) and the Owensboro Small Business Development Center are working together to bring a “Shark Tank” style pitch competition to the Owensboro, Daviess County community on May 5, 2022. The Greater Owensboro Pitch Competition, or GO Pitch, will feature residents of Owensboro and Daviess County pitching their best business ideas to Owensboro’s sharks, local entrepreneurs, community stakeholders, and investors.“This is an exciting way for…

Big Rivers Celebrates New Headquarters Groundbreaking

Big Rivers Electric Corp. officially broke ground on their new 47,000-square-foot Headquarters facility on W 2nd Street in Owensboro yesterday. The construction will consist of a four story building and 129 parking spaces. The economic impact from this project is substantial, bringing in more than 100 new jobs to the city. This relocation from Henderson is expected to have an $80 million impact on the Owensboro-Daviess County community.The City of Owensboro…

Biz Buzz feat. Handshake

The first in-person Biz Buzz event, since the start of the pandemic, was held last week in Sun Windows' new Showroom and Conference Center. Morgan Russelburg, Director of Career Services at Brescia University, was the guest speaker at this event. Morgan went over the Handshake platform which is the online recruiting platform for higher education students and alumni that all four of our colleges and universities use. The Handshake platform…

Shop Local – OBKY

It's that time of year! Don't forget to support your local businesses this week for the Shop Owensboro 2021 event, held and sponsored by the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce and Independence Bank. This local shopping event started at the Owensboro Convention Center, where participants could pick up their free Shop Owensboro bag via drive-thru and shop local businesses all week long (Nov. 27 - Dec. 4). The bags are…

Owensboro KSBDC Office’s End of Year Rankings 2020-21

It's the end of a great 2020-21 year for the Owensboro Kentucky Small Business Development Center Office, and the rankings are officially in!The rankings are as follows:- In Business Starts: 1st out of 24.- In Most Approved Funding Projects: 3rd out of 24.- In Clients Served: 6th out of 24.- In Capital Funding: 9th out of 24.- In Client Hours: 9th out of 24.  We are looking forward to seeing how…

2022 Spring KAED Collaboration Conference in Owensboro, KY

We are thrilled to announce that Owensboro, KY has been chosen as the next location for the Spring KAED Collaboration Conference in April of 2022! We are grateful for the opportunity to share our community with those attending.For dates and more, please watch the video below.