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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…

Owensboro Moves Ranking to one of the Top 5 Cities Among Tier 3 Metros

Site Selection Magazines’ Top Metros of 2017 Owensboro— Monday, March 5, 2018 — Site Selection Magazine has ranked the Owensboro metro area among the Top 5 metro areas of 2017 for Total Projects. The Owensboro metro area debuted nationally in 2016 at 7th among Tier 3 metros—metro areas with fewer than 200,000 population. In 2017,…

Omico Plastics, Inc.

Omico Plastics has been in the Owensboro community for over 50 years. In 1963, the company was founded in Owensboro and today Omico is a leading manufacturer of quality blow-molded plastic parts and assemblies.

UniFirst Distribution

UniFirst Distribution was the first company to locate in Owensboro's newest industrial park, MidAmerica Airpark.

Sun Windows, Inc.

Sun Windows is a long time business located within the Owensboro community and region.

October 2017 is Manufacturing Month

October is manufacturing month and October 6 is deemed Manufacturing Day.  In 2012, MFG DAY was created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International.  MFG DAY has incrementally enjoyed more support since then, aligning organizations with similar missions to cause positive change in the public perception of modern manufacturing.  The day is not only…

GO CAREERS Employer Recruitment Event

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Owensboro, KY) The Greater Owensboro Chapter of FAME (GO FAME) is hosting a GO CAREERS Employer Recruitment event on Friday, March 3, at 7:30 a.m. in the 3rd Floor Conference Room of the Commerce Center located at 200 East Third Street in Owensboro. Prospective employers are invited to attend to learn more…

Building the Future

An update on the Workforce Development Strategic Visioning Report. As a way of keeping all the stakeholders involved, engaged and informed, periodical news articles will be published to the News section of the GO-EDC website as well as emailed to all the participants from the initial workshops. Recent news will be shared as to what different groups are accomplishing and the initiatives that are being developed.

US Bank Launches GO Career Program

One of Owensboro’s largest employers, US Bank Home Mortgage, announced an inaugural cohort to participate in the GO Career program modeled from a program introduced by Toyota for students in manufacturing. The Toyota concept is work and learn and is employer led.  The employer sponsors students who learn a trade and earn a degree in…