Owensboro Ranks Third in Economic Growth

The Owensboro metropolitan area, which includes Hancock and McLean counties, has ranked third for the Ohio River Corridor Ranking of 2020 in the Site Selection magazine. The rankings for this international business publication are based on per-capita corporate investment and the most projects in the metro area.The Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation reported seven projects in Owensboro this year, creating 238 jobs and an investment of $154 million. The list…

Eligible Small Businesses Should Apply for Tax Credits Worth up to $25,000

Kentucky Small Businesses have the opportunity to claim a tax credit of up to $25,000, but time is running out to include the credit on 2020 tax returns.Through the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit (KSBTC) program, small businesses need to apply in early November to secure their best chance of approval in time for this year’s tax filings. Tax credits are available to most companies that added at least one…

Ethnic Success in Owensboro

Hser Wah, a young chef and a member of the Karen (pronounce KAH-ren) ethnic group of Myanmar has recently opened a new restaurant in Owensboro, Kentucky with the help of her family.Hser Wah and her older sister Tee Moo, the spokesperson for the restaurant, moved with their family to a refugee camp just over the Thailand border in 2000. As young girls, they remained at the camp for 10 years…

OBKY Local Look – Ken-tron Mfg, Inc.

Ken-tron is a national metal stamping and drawn wire company that was originally started in 1960, as Kentucky Electronics, to manufacture precision grid wire for receiving tubes. Metal stampings was added several years later with the concentration at that time on television gun parts. Since then, Ken-tron has diversified both product lines. Watch this highlight video to discover how Ken-tron produces wire for the aerospace, military, medical, and music industries.…

How It’s Made: Unique Granite & Marble

Unique Granite & Marble has been building custom granite and quartz countertops for many years; however, the roots of the business run far deeper. Rick Thomas, the founder of Unique Granite & Marble founded ‘Rick Thomas Custom Building’ in 1991 and quickly earned a reputation as the premier home building company in the Owensboro area. Thomas’ company did concrete, framing, tile, trim work, and even built custom cabinets for each…

OBKY Local Look – The Brew Bridge

The Brew Bridge is Owensboro's first brewery in over 100 years! David Haynes and the rest of his teams entrepreneurial spirit and dedication brought our community locally brewed craft beer, along with the biggest patio in Owensboro! Watch this video to discover all of the activities they plan to provide for their customers to enjoy.  https://youtu.be/PZkIbQYPJn8  

How It’s Made: Owensboro Specialty Polymers

In continuing the celebration of Manufacturing Month we have  created a highlight video of Owensboro Specialty Polymers, an existing business that has been located in Owensboro since 1958. OSP is a specialty polymer business specializing in PVdC emulsion chemistry. For many years they have provided high barrier coatings to the flexible packaging industry and metal coating industry as well as many other applications that require barrier to moisture, gases, odors,…

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…