How It’s Made: Ken-Tron Manufacturing

As our local economy continues to grow and transform, we celebrate Manufacturing Month throughout October. Stay tuned as we continue to highlight our existing manufacturing industries and their hardworking employees over the next few weeks! Check out this video of how wire is manufactured at Ken-Tron. They produce wire for the aerospace, military, medical, and music industries.

GOEDC 2019-2020 Annual Report

Owensboro continues to emerge into a city that attracts business investment, visitors, and residents from all over the globe. The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation believes that by supporting our local economy and working to attract a diversified workforce, we will add resilience and vitality to our existing industries, which will result in the enhancement of our community.Take a look at a snapshot of the 2019-2020 fiscal year, by accessing…

Successful Test-Run for Owensboro Bridge Lighting

The $1.9 million project of lighting the bridge is near completion and Owensboro residents are anxious to see the results. Groves Electrical Services mounted the transformer, has ran thousands of feet of conduit, hooked up the lights and made updates to the computer system, which will control the color schemes.Groves completed the west-facing side of the bridge in mid-September and has diligently been working the past two weeks to complete…

Owensboro Distillery Returns to Its Original Name

What has been known as O.Z. Tyler Distillery will now be Green River Distilling Company, a name change of renaissance and revitalization, returning to the original name of the distillery, which was founded in 1885 by John McCulloch.During the peak of the original distillery’s popularity, a fire broke out on the property in 1918, which destroyed most of the buildings and barrels. Though the distillery was eventually rebuilt, with Prohibition…

Kentucky’s Best Places to Work 2020

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated 100 companies who were recognized for ranking in the 2020 Best Places to Work in Kentucky. During the 16th Annual Best Places to Work in Kentucky awards ceremony, presented by ClearPath Mutual Insurance Company, nearly 2,000 joined the online celebration of the Kentucky companies to commend their commitment to focus, measure and move their workplace environments toward excellence.The 100 winning companies participated in…

Mizkan Adding 30 Jobs in Owensboro, KY

Mizkan, also known as Ragu is celebrating its 45th anniversary in 2020. Mizkan employs 400 people and the plant is currently making white pasta sauce 5-6 days a week. In November, production will go to 7 days, which will create the addition for 30 more full-time jobs. Even in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Mizkan has found a silver lining. People are staying home and cooking more, rather than…

Industry Visit at Sun Windows

This week, GOEDC Business Retention and Expansion Manager, Ms. Elizabeth Griffith visited Sun Windows, one of our existing businesses that has been running since 1943. Sun Windows is an industry leader in the development and production of long-lasting, energy efficient window and door products. The company is locally owned and operated and believes in the importance of the local economy, giving back to the community, and in the small-town ethic that…

KFB Offices Provide Free Wifi to Community

Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) offices across the state are helping provide free internet access for their communities. All local offices will be offering free WiFi access points from the parking lots between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day.Kentucky Farm Bureau Agency Manager, Gavin Roberts stated that people do not have to be KFB members to utilize the service. “It’s a small thing we as a company can do for…

Entrepreneurs’ Day

August 21st is Entrepreneurs’ Day. This is to create awareness for entrepreneurship and celebrate the innovation and leadership in our communities. It takes a dedicated individual and great perseverance to start a business on one’s own. Owensboro is fortunate to have so many great entrepreneurs committed to our community. One we are highlighting today is Chelsea and her small staff at HorseFeathers in downtown Owensboro. Chelsea stared her business 11…

Kenergy Exploring Broadband Services

Kenergy, an electric distribution cooperative serving 14 western Kentucky counties is looking into offering broadband services. “There are several legislative and regulatory hurdles that we would have to clear before that opportunity would be available for us,” Kenergy President and CEO Jeff Hohn said.Kenergy’s desire to provide broadband access emanates from the same factors that propelled the Rural Electrification Act into existence. For-profit electric utilities had little desire to extend…