Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Datatrac Information Services in Williamsburg
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development officials joined local and company representatives today to commemorate the opening of Datatrac Information Services, Inc.’s new facility in Williamsburg. The company will create and store digital copies of government files, resulting in more than 250 new jobs in the commonwealth.
“The addition of more than 250 new jobs in Whitley County will provide a tremendous economic boost to the community and state,” said Governor Fletcher. “We look forward to a continued partnership with Datatrac as they grow and prosper here for years to come.”
Founded in 1987, Datatrac is a leading provider of information technology services and solutions to federal government organizations. The company is renovating a 57,000 square-foot former Wal-Mart building to accommodate its newest operation, which involves a state-of-the-art digital conversion and archiving operation. The work is the result of a contract with the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and Office of Records Services.
“Datatrac is very excited about this newest project we’ve been able to bring to Kentucky,” said Dave Chamberlain, the company’s chief operating officer. “Over the past eight years, we have built strong win/win relationships with the communities in which we are located, and we look forward to doing the same in Williamsburg,” he continued.
As part of its multi-year contract with the Department of Homeland Security, Datatrac, along with its subcontractor Anacomp, Inc., will assist U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ with its efforts to create, standardize, and implement digitization processes and technologies, providing the foundation for electronic capture and management of critical agency data.
“This is a wonderful day for Williamsburg. The addition of 250-plus jobs will boost not only the economy but our community pride as well,” said Williamsburg Mayor Roddy Harrison. “Locating in the empty Wal-Mart building in our mall will fill a void and create traffic that will stimulate growth in that area. We are grateful to Datatrac and all the others who helped bring this endeavor to fruition.”
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved Datatrac Information Services for tax benefits up to $2 million under the Kentucky Jobs Development Act (KJDA), an incentive program designed to attract service- and technology-related employment to the state.
A community profile for Whitley County can be found at the following link: http://www.thinkkentucky.com/edis/cmnty/cw/cw110/Location.htm.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for creating new jobs and new investment in the state. New business investment in Kentucky in 2005 totaled more than $1.6 billion with the creation of over 16,700 new jobs. Information on available development sites, workforce training, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other resources is available at www.thinkkentucky.com.