The Owensboro, KY MSA has been named one of the “Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs” for cities with a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) fewer than 150,000 people. The Metro Rankings were conducted by Business Facilities Magazine and were published in the July/August 2022 Issue. Owensboro earned the No. 6 spot in the country’s Top 10 Manufacturing Hubs (Small MSAs) and was the only city from Kentucky named in the rankings. Owensboro was named in the Top 10 among nine other cities across the country: Columbus, Indiana; Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Lima, Ohio; Decatur, Illinois; Kankakee, Illinois; Napa, California; Morristown, Tennessee; Dalton, Georgia; and Kokomo, Indiana.
“This Top 10 ranking exemplifies the work we’ve put into making the Greater Owensboro region one of the premier manufacturing destinations in the country,” said Brittaney Johnson, President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation. “Business Facilities Magazine specializes in educating corporate executives on prime locations for future business and growth, to be published by them is an honor.”
“This is yet another illustration of the great work we’re doing in the Greater Owensboro region to continue bringing new investment to our area,” said Mayor Tom Watson. “Every time Owensboro is mentioned in a national ranking like this, I feel a strong sense of pride for our wonderful community. We must keep the momentum going. Hopefully this will result in more growth and economic development in our community.”
“This commendation reinforces the efforts of the City, County, GO-EDC, and the Commonwealth to build success for Owensboro – Daviess County in the manufacturing industry,” said Daviess County Judge-Executive Al Mattingly. “With our commitment to cultivating growth and development, we will continue to see new and existing companies invest in our community, creating positive momentum for years to come.”
Business Facilities Magazine is a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace. Each of the brand’s channels educated corporate executives on issues related to choosing the best location for their growing companies.