Cabinet for Economic Development - Archived Headlines

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  • ShopHQ to Double Operations in Bowling Green;
    Friday, May 16, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 16, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced ShopHQ plans to double the size of its operations in Warren County.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Groundbreaking for Celanese Corporation Expansion in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, May 15, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Celanese Corporation (NYSE: CE), a Fortune 500 global technology and specialty materials company, will expand its presence in Boone County.
  • National Small Business Week: Are You the Next Entrepreneur?
    Tuesday, May 13, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 13, 2014) – Small businesses are the backbone of Kentucky’s economy. Kentucky’s 350,000 small businesses employ nearly three quarters of a million people statewide.
  • Gov. Beshear to Lead Kentucky Export Initiative Trade Mission to United Kingdom Next Week
    Friday, May 09, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2014) – Joined by a dozen Kentucky companies, economic development and tourism officials, and several trade partners, Governor Steve Beshear is set to lead a Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission Sunday to the United Kingdom.
  • $150 Million Aluminum Facility Coming to Bowling Green; Creating 80 Jobs
    Friday, May 09, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced a joint venture between Constellium N.V. and UACJ Corporation to build an aluminum production facility in Bowling Green. The $150-million project is one of the largest in south central Kentucky in the past decade and is expected to create 80 new jobs.
  • Peristyle LLC to Reopen Old Taylor Distillery in Millville
    Thursday, May 08, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 8, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Peristyle LLC plans to restore and reopen the historic Old Taylor Distillery in Woodford County.
  • Firstsource Group USA Inc. to Open New Center in Louisville
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Firstsource Group USA will open a new call center in Louisville. The project, which will provide management solutions to telecommunications and media companies, will result in more than 300 full-time jobs and a $1.2 million investment.
  • Free Workshop Planned to Grow Eastern Kentucky’s Small Businesses
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2014) – More help is on the way for small and home-based businesses in eastern Kentucky.
  • TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers Inc. to Reopen Charles Medley Distillery in Owensboro
    Wednesday, May 07, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers Inc. plans to restore and reopen the historic Charles Medley Distillery in Daviess County.
  • Canola Oilseed Processor Hart AgStrong LLC to Locate in Trenton
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Hart AgStrong LLC will build a canola oilseed processing plant in Todd County. The company plans to create 25 full-time jobs and invest $7.3 million into the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Creative Lodging Solutions LLC to Add 120 Jobs in Lexington
    Tuesday, April 29, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 29, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Creative Lodging Solutions LLC (CLS), a national travel company based in Lexington, will expand to a new facility in Fayette County and add 120 new jobs.
  • Champion Petfoods USA to Open in Logan County; Create 147 Jobs
    Thursday, April 24, 2014
    AUBURN, Ky. (April 24, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Champion Petfoods USA Inc. plans to open its first U.S. kitchen in Logan County. The company, which specializes in Biologically Appropriate™ pet foods using fresh local ingredients, will create 147 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Frost-Arnett Company to Expand in Campbellsville
    Tuesday, April 22, 2014
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (April 22, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Frost-Arnett Company plans to grow its operations in Taylor County.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Opening of Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems in Russell Springs
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (April 16, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the opening of Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Inc. in Russell Springs.
  • Wild Turkey Opens State-of-the Art Visitor Center in Lawrenceburg
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (April 15, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the opening of Wild Turkey® Distillery’s new visitor center in Lawrenceburg.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces New Kentucky Innovation Network Office in Pikeville
    Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    PIKEVILLE Ky. (April 16, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced a vital resource for entrepreneurs and small businesses in eastern Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Opening of Woodford Reserve Visitor Center in Versailles
    Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    VERSAILLES, Ky. (April 9, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the expansion and renovation of the Woodford Reserve Distillery visitor center in Versailles.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Launch of Kentucky Automotive Industry Association
    Monday, April 07, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 7, 2014) –To make the Commonwealth an even more prominent automotive powerhouse, Governor Steve Beshear is bringing together Kentucky auto manufacturers, suppliers and supporting entities to create the Kentucky Automotive Industry Association.
  • Kentucky’s Top College Entrepreneurs to Square Off at Idea State U
    Thursday, April 03, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2014) – Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs will enroll in a different type of university this month—one that could turn the next big idea into a full-scale company.
  • Custom Cooler Inc. to Establish Manufacturing Operation in Elkton
    Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    ELKTON, Ky. (April 1, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Custom Cooler Inc. plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Todd County.
  • EZ Portable Buildings Inc. to Establish Headquarters in Paducah
    Thursday, March 20, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 19, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced EZ Portable Buildings Inc. plans to relocate its operations from Illinois to McCracken County.
  • Few Spots Remain for Kentucky Export Initiative Trade Mission to United Kingdom
    Tuesday, March 18, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 18, 2014) – Kentucky businesses can still sign up for Governor Steve Beshear’s Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission to the United Kingdom.
  • Portwest LLC to Open First North American Facility in Shepherdsville; Create 100 Jobs
    Monday, March 17, 2014
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (March 17, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to announce Portwest LLC, a global workwear and safety gear designer and manufacturer, plans to build a distribution center in Shepherdsville.
  • First Lady Beshear, Economic Development Secretary Hayes Among ‘Ten People Who Made a Difference in the South’
    Tuesday, March 11, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 10, 2014) – First Lady Jane Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes are being recognized for their contributions to the country’s economic well-being.
  • Kentucky Ranked 4th in Nation for Per Capita Industry Activity in 2013
    Tuesday, March 04, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 4, 2014) – Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings placed Kentucky fourth in the nation for new and expanded industry activity per capita in 2013.
  • U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company to Open New Facility in Hopkinsville; Expand Existing Operation
    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company LLC plans to build a new facility and expand its current plant in Hopkinsville. The company will invest approximately $118 million and create 42 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Maker’s Mark Distillery to Expand
    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that the Maker’s Mark Distillery plans to expand its operations at its National Historic Landmark distillery in Loretto.
  • Federal Grants Put Commonwealth, UofL, UK on Cutting Edge of Manufacturing Research
    Thursday, February 27, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 27, 2014) – On behalf of Governor Steve Beshear, Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson joined University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto and University of Louisville President James Ramsey to announce $3.7 million in state funding and in-kind contributions to support a comprehensive federal initiative focused on enhancing advanced manufacturing nationwide and bringing more highly skilled jobs to the Commonwealth.
  • Ford Awards Automotive Research Grant to Kentucky
    Friday, February 14, 2014
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Feb. 14, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Ford has awarded the state a $120,000 grant for automotive battery research.
  • Kentucky Shatters All-Time Export Record in 2013
    Thursday, February 13, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2014) – For the third straight year, Kentucky’s exports set a new all-time annual record. Governor Steve Beshear today announced the new mark of $25.3 billion in sales of Kentucky-made products and services in 2013.
  • Gov. Beshear to Lead Kentucky Export Initiative Trade Mission to United Kingdom
    Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 5, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced he will lead a Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) trade mission to the United Kingdom.
  • Hendrickson USA LLC to Establish Operations in Elizabethtown, Create 75 New Jobs
    Friday, January 31, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Hendrickson USA LLC will establish a facility in Elizabethtown. Hendrickson, which manufactures suspension systems and components for heavy-duty vehicles, will create 75 jobs as a result of a $20 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Funai Electric Co. Ltd. to Open Lexington Facility
    Thursday, January 30, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Funai Electric Co., Ltd. plans to open Funai Lexington Technology Corporation in Fayette County. The technology company will be a subsidiary of the multi-billion dollar global electronics company, which is headquartered in Japan and will employ up to 50 people with an average wage of $100,000 per year.
  • Gov. Beshear Launches Initiative to Transform State’s Workforce Delivery System
    Tuesday, January 28, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2014) – A highly-skilled workforce is the engine that drives Kentucky’s economy. To ensure the strength of the Commonwealth’s current and future workforce, Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the creation of WorkSmart Kentucky, an initiative to provide employers efficient, quality and seamless workforce services and resources, all in one place.
  • Kentucky Leads Nation in New Business Creation, According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
    Thursday, January 16, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Kentucky currently leads the nation in new businesses created, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Kentucky Small Business Lending Programs Awarded $5.1 Million from the U.S. Treasury Department
    Monday, January 06, 2014
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2014) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Kentucky has secured an additional $5.1 million for the state’s small businesses through a second disbursement from the U.S. Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI).
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Fluortubing USA LLC to Expand in Campbellsville
    Friday, December 20, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Fluortubing USA LLC, a plastic tubing manufacturer, plans to expand operations in Campbellsville. The expansion will create 10 full-time jobs and a nearly $800,000 investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Opening of Tristate Valves & Controls Facility in Northern Kentucky
    Friday, December 13, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 13, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the opening of Tristate Valves & Controls Inc.’s (TRIVACO) new facility in Boone County. TRIVACO, a valve and automation hardware manufacturer, will create 45 jobs that pay an average of $45 an hour as a result of the company’s $3.1 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Opening of Xcelerated Learning Dynamics and Clear Measures in Northern Kentucky
    Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    COVINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to celebrate the grand openings of Xcelerated Learning Dynamics (XLD) and Clear Measures.
  • Gov. Beshear: Industrial Automation to Expand to Simpson County
    Monday, December 09, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the expansion of Industrial Automation in Simpson County. The project is the result of a partnership between Industrial Automation, Simpson County officials and the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce.
  • Gov. Beshear Launches Kentucky Angel Investors Network to Support Kentucky Entrepreneurs, Investors
    Friday, November 22, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 22, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the creation of the Kentucky Angel Investors Network (Kentucky Angels), a virtual network that links companies pursuing funding with would-be investors from across the state.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces $37,500 in Funding to Support Lexington Area Entrepreneurs
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced a grant in the amount of $37,500 to help supply vital resources to local entrepreneurs in the Lexington area. The funding, provided by the Cabinet for Economic Development’s newly created Office of Entrepreneurship, was awarded to Commerce Lexington Inc. to support the new Awesome Fellowship program, which will help local startup companies get off the ground.
  • Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Abramson Announce Plans for Horizon Steel Plant in Bowling Green
    Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Horizon Steel, a producer of flat rolled steel products, plans to open a new facility in Bowling Green. The plant will become the exclusive processor of all steel products for Bilstein Group, a German company, which also plans to locate in Warren County.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Celebrates Grand Opening of Groupon Warehouse in Northern Kentucky
    Monday, November 18, 2013
    HEBRON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2013) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined company officials and local leaders in Hebron to celebrate the ribbon-cutting of a Groupon distribution warehouse in Boone County, which will create 115 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces XPO Logistics to Expand in Louisville, Create 120 Jobs
    Friday, November 01, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 1, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that XPO Logistics Inc. (NYSE: XPO), one of the fastest growing providers of transportation logistics services in North America, will expand its Louisville footprint. The company is establishing a new logistics center, to be located on South Fourth Street, that will result in 120 new jobs and a nearly $2.7 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening for Mubea’s Newest Facility in Northern Kentucky, 150 New Jobs
    Friday, October 25, 2013
    FLORENCE, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined Mubea shareholders, executives, employees and northern Kentucky officials to cut the ribbon on the automotive supplier’s new, state-of-the-art tailored rolled blank advanced manufacturing facility in Boone County. The $60 million investment will spur the creation of approximately 150 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for Siemens Expansion in Crittenden County
    Friday, October 25, 2013
    MARION, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders in Marion to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for a more than $2 million expansion at Siemens’ rail automation facility. The German-owned, integrated technology company will create 50 new jobs as a result of its expanded facility, which now totals 95,000 square feet.
  • Commissioner of Business Development to Leave Cabinet for Economic Development Post
    Thursday, October 24, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 24, 2013) – Ending an 11-year career at the Cabinet for Economic Development, Erik Dunnigan will step down as Commissioner of the Department for Business Development at the end of November, Gov. Steve Beshear announced today.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Little Kentucky Smokehouse to Construct Second Facility in Union County, Invest $2.2 Million
    Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Little Kentucky Smokehouse, a family-owned business established in Uniontown in 2003, will construct a second 40,000-square-foot facility at its existing site, doubling the square footage of the operation.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Bilstein Group to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green, Create 90 New Jobs
    Thursday, October 03, 2013
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2013) – Kentucky’s reputation as an ideal location for international investment was further enhanced today with the announcement that Bilstein Group, a family-owned German automotive supplier, will establish a new production plant, Bilstein Cold Rolled Steel LP, in Bowling Green.
  • INFAC North America Celebrates Grand Opening of Expanded Manufacturing Facility in Campbellsville, Addition of 20 Jobs
    Monday, September 30, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 27, 2013) – INFAC North America Inc. today celebrated the completion of its $6.5 million manufacturing expansion project in Campbellsville. The company will add 20 new, full-time employees to its operation as a result of the growth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Lubrizol to Expand Operations in Louisville, Create 25 Jobs
    Wednesday, September 25, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Lubrizol Advanced Materials Inc., a subsidiary of The Lubrizol Corporation, plans to expand operations in Louisville, creating 25 jobs and investing more than $108 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Heads to Europe for Economic Development;
    Monday, September 23, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 20, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear will depart tomorrow for an economic development trip to Europe, with meetings planned in Germany, Spain and Austria to showcase Kentucky’s business-friendly climate and to strengthen existing ties with European companies already operating facilities in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces eBay Enterprise to Expand in Louisville, Add More than 150 Jobs
    Wednesday, September 18, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 18, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, plans to expand operations in Louisville, creating more than 150 new, full-time jobs and investing up to $45 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Custom Foods to Expand Operations in Owingsville, Create 200 Jobs
    Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    OWINGSVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials to announce Custom Food Products LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of CTI Foods, is expanding operations in Owingsville. The company plans to create up to 200 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $44 million in the project.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for NHK Spring Precision’s Expansion; Company Adding 50 Jobs
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    LOUISVILLE Ky. (Sept. 10, 2013) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local and company officials at a ribbon-cutting in Louisville to commemorate the expansion of NHK Spring Precision of America Inc. (NSPA). The expansion represents 50 new, full-time jobs and an investment of more than $19 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Grand Opening of New Packaging Facility at Wild Turkey® Distillery in Lawrenceburg
    Tuesday, September 10, 2013
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (Sept. 10, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Wild Turkey® brand-owner Gruppo Campari at the Wild Turkey Distillery to celebrate the grand opening of its new, 145,000-square-foot Packaging Facility on the company’s Lawrenceburg site.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Structures USA to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Elizabethtown; Company to Create up to 50 Jobs
    Friday, September 06, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Structures USA LLC, a newly-formed manufacturing arm for VSI Sales LLC, plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Elizabethtown. The company expects to create up to 50 jobs over the next few years and invest more than $3.3 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Lithium-Ion Battery Facility NOHMs to Locate R&D, Business Operations in Lexington
    Thursday, September 05, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2013) – Further solidifying Kentucky’s emerging role in the development of next generation batteries, Gov. Steve Beshear today announced NOHMs Technologies Inc. has chosen Lexington to locate R&D, product development, business operations and a state-of-the-art research, manufacturing and product development facility for military, cell phone and electric vehicle lithium-ion batteries.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Mitsui Kinzoku Catalysts America to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Frankfort, Create 50 Jobs
    Monday, August 19, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Mitsui Kinzoku Catalysts America Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co. Ltd., plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Frankfort. The company anticipates creating 50 new, full-time jobs and investing $19.5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of Amazon’s New Customer Service Center in Winchester
    Friday, August 16, 2013
    WINCHESTER, Ky. (Aug. 16, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear joined local and company officials in the Winchester Industrial Park to celebrate the grand opening of Amazon’s new 80,000-square-foot customer service facility. Amazon is investing more than $20 million and creating more than 550 full-time jobs as well as hundreds of seasonal jobs at the site over the next few years.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Daher-TLI to Establish Operations in Ballard County; Create 20 Jobs
    Thursday, August 15, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Transport Logistics International Inc. (Daher-TLI) plans to establish a new operation in Ballard County, creating up to 20 new jobs and investing more than $2.2 million in the project.
  • Kentucky’s Mid-Year Export Growth Soars, Ranks Second in Nation
    Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2013) – High global demand for Kentucky-made products and services have pushed the state’s export activity into high gear. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky ranks second in the nation for export growth in the first half of 2013.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Packaging Unlimited Expanding in Franklin; Company Adding 20 Jobs
    Monday, August 12, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Packaging Unlimited is expanding manufacturing operations in Franklin, adding 20 jobs and investing more than $2 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Kentucky Ranks Third in the Nation for Mid-Year Automotive Production
    Monday, August 05, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2013) – Consider this: if every car and truck produced in the Commonwealth this year represented a person, those newly-produced vehicles would rival the population of Jefferson County.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Kayser to Create 121 Jobs at New Manufacturing Operation in Fulton
    Friday, August 02, 2013
    FULTON, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear joined company and local officials today to announce A. Kayser Automotive Systems USA, a subsidiary of Germany-based A. Kayser Automotive Systems GmbH, plans to establish a manufacturing facility in Fulton, creating 121 jobs and investing more than $17.5 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces MultiTech Industries to Create up to 40 Jobs at New Manufacturing Operation in Franklin
    Monday, July 29, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced MultiTech Industries plans to establish a distribution and manufacturing facility in Franklin, employing 10 people initially, with plans to add up to 40 total jobs over the next few years.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Creation of Office of Entrepreneurship within Cabinet for Economic Development
    Monday, July 22, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 22, 2013) – To streamline and bolster business development in the Commonwealth, the Cabinet for Economic Development has created the Office of Entrepreneurship within the Cabinet’s Department for Business Development. The office will enhance existing efforts to help businesses at every step of the growth cycle.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground on Angel’s Envy Distillery in Louisville, Welcomes 40 New Jobs
    Friday, July 12, 2013
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 9, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to break ground on Angel’s Share Brands’ new distillery on East Main Street in Louisville, which will produce Angel’s Envy bourbon and related products. The company, together with subsidiaries Louisville Distilling Company LLC and Papillon Property Group LLC, plans to create 40 new jobs and invest $12 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces General Dynamics Corp. to Create 1,300 Jobs in London and Winchester
    Friday, July 12, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), plans to create up to 1,300 new jobs at facilities in London and Winchester and make significant investments at both facilities.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Riken to Expand Operations in Hopkinsville
    Monday, July 08, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 8, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Riken Elastomers Corp. plans to expand operations in Hopkinsville, adding six jobs and investing $7 million in the project. The Japanese-owned company is a manufacturer of custom plastic compounds for the automotive industry.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground on Expansion for J&T Distributing in Winchester; Company to Add 15 Jobs
    Monday, July 01, 2013
    WINCHESTER, Ky. (July 1, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in Winchester to break ground on an expansion for J&T Munitions, doing business as J&T Distributing. The company plans to add 15 full-time jobs and invest more than $3.6 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Brown-Forman to Expand Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles, Add 15 Jobs
    Thursday, June 27, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 27, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA, BFB) plans to add 15 jobs and invest more than $35 million to expand operations at its Woodford Reserve Distillery in Versailles.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground for Whitehall Industries in Paducah; Company Creating 150 Jobs
    Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    PADUCAH, Ky. (June 25, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today participated in a groundbreaking for Whitehall Industries, which plans to create 150 jobs in Paducah and invest nearly $13 million in the project. The company manufactures aluminum components for the automotive industry.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Accuride to Add 30 Jobs for Manufacturing Expansion in Henderson
    Monday, June 24, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 21, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Accuride Corporation (NYSE: ACW), a leading supplier of components to the North American commercial vehicle industry, is investing $5.8 million to expand its powder coating capacity with the installation of a new state-of-the-art coating line at its steel wheel production facility in Henderson. The paint technology upgrade will stabilize the current employment level at the plant, and Accuride expects to add 30 jobs as the company and the North American trucking industry gain momentum over the next few years.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Gazelle to Establish Operations in Louisville, Creates 438 Jobs
    Monday, June 17, 2013
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 17, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce Gazelle Inc., the nation’s leading consumer electronics trade-in site, plans to establish a 37,500-square-foot processing center on Global Drive in Louisville’s Jefferson Riverport area. The company plans to create 438 new jobs and invest $22.3 million in the Commonwealth over the next several years.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for DHL’s Global Hub in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, June 13, 2013
    ERLANGER, Ky. (June 13, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined DHL and local officials to unveil the company’s newly expanded and upgraded global hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). DHL Express, a division of leading global logistics company DHL, has invested $105 million over the past four years to enhance infrastructure and add state-of-the-art sorting capabilities to meet increasing demand.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for Thunder’s Manufacturing Operations in Richmond
    Wednesday, June 12, 2013
    RICHMOND, Ky. (June 12, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear was in Richmond today to hold a ribbon-cutting for Thunder Manufacturing USA Inc. The company’s 30,000-square-foot facility is located in Richmond’s Industrial Park South II, where Thunder is in the process of creating 45 new, full-time jobs and investing $2.2 million in the project.
  • Cabinet Launches New State-of-the-Art Site Selection GIS Website
    Tuesday, June 11, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 11, 2013) – Finding the perfect location in Kentucky to start, relocate or grow a business just got easier with the launch of a new state-of-the-art site selection mapping tool, Select Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Focus Printing Solutions to Create 10 Jobs at New Manufacturing Operation in Franklin
    Monday, June 10, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 10, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Focus Printing Solutions has established a new manufacturing facility in Franklin, with plans to create 10 new jobs. The company specializes in standard or custom flexographic labels, die cut blank labels and thermal ribbons.
  • Kentucky’s Japan Office Representative Completes Nearly Three Decades of Service to Kentucky
    Monday, June 03, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 3, 2013) – After 28 years on the job as Kentucky’s economic development representative in Japan, Jiro Hashimoto is retiring from his vital role as Kentucky’s only economic development representative in Japan.
  • Kentucky Wins Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development Projects
    Monday, June 03, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 3, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Area Development magazine, a leading economic development trade publication, has recognized the Commonwealth with a Silver Shovel Award, acknowledging Kentucky as one of the most successful states in creating jobs and securing investments in new and expanding facilities in 2012.
  • Gov. Beshear to Lead Kentucky Export Related Trade Mission to Canada Next Week
    Friday, May 31, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2013) – Joined by nearly two dozen Kentucky companies and several trade partners, Governor Steve Beshear is set to lead an international business trade mission next week to Canada.
  • Gov. Beshear Marks Grand Opening for Two Rivers Fisheries in Wickliffe; Company to Create 50 Jobs
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    WICKLIFFE, Ky. (May 30, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local leaders and company officials for the grand opening of Two Rivers Fisheries Inc. in Wickliffe. The newly-formed company plans to create 50 jobs and invest more than $2.5 million in the project, which includes leasing a 36,000-square-foot spec building owned by the Ballard Industrial Board on Wickliffe Road.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Ethos Laboratories in Newport to Create 45 Jobs
    Thursday, May 30, 2013
    NEWPORT, Ky. (May 30, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that Ethos Laboratories will locate a pain management laboratory in Newport, with plans to create 45 jobs in the life sciences sector and invest more than $2.6 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Gibbs Die Casting to Expand Operations, Add 160 Jobs in Henderson
    Wednesday, May 29, 2013
    HENDERSON, Ky. (May 29, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce Gibbs Die Casting is expanding operations at its world headquarters in Henderson, adding 160 jobs and investing more than $22.8 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Grand Opening for Jacobs Automation in Northern Kentucky, Creation of 26 Jobs
    Tuesday, May 28, 2013
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Dorman Products to Expand in Gallatin County, Add 80 Jobs
    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ: DORM) plans to expand its Gallatin County facility, adding 80 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $6.5 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces A&R Logistics to Establish Headquarters in Louisville, Create 50 Jobs
    Thursday, May 23, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced A&R Logistics Inc., a leading provider of dry bulk transportation and logistics solutions to the plastics, chemical, agricultural and food industries in North America, plans to move its corporate headquarters to Louisville, creating 50 jobs and investing more than $3 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground on Second Recent Expansion for Kobe Aluminum in Bowling Green; Company to Add 100 Jobs
    Wednesday, May 15, 2013
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 15, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials at Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC (KAAP) in Bowling Green to break ground on the company’s second expansion in recent months. Kobe Aluminum plans to add an 87,000-square-foot building, resulting in 100 new, full-time jobs and a capital investment of up to $66 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Glass Door Solutions to Establish Operations in Elkton, Create 110 Jobs
    Monday, May 13, 2013
    ELKTON, Ky. (May 13, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials in Elkton to announce Glass Door Solutions LLC, a newly-formed company, plans to lease a facility, create 110 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $3.5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Domtar Paper to Upgrade Operations in Hancock County, Retain 452 Jobs
    Thursday, May 09, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Domtar Paper Company LLC plans to upgrade and add equipment at its Hawesville facility, retaining 452 jobs and investing up to $20 million in capital improvements.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening for Birtley in Lexington, First Chinese-owned Manufacturer in Kentucky
    Monday, April 29, 2013
    LEXINGTON Ky. (April 29, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local leaders and company officials in Lexington for the grand opening of Birtley, a subsidiary of Shandong Borun Industrial Processing Equipment in China. The company, Kentucky’s first Chinese-owned manufacturing firm, has built a new 67,500-square-foot facility at Blue Grass Business Park in Lexington, and is creating 30 to 50 new, full-time jobs and investing approximately $10 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces ARaymond Tinnerman Increases Scope of Expansion in Flemingsburg
    Friday, April 26, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced ARaymond Tinnerman Manufacturing has expanded its growth plans in Flemingsburg, increasing both jobs and investment from its originally planned project.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting for Nifco America Corp.’s Expansion in Shelbyville, 100 Additional Jobs
    Thursday, April 25, 2013
    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (April 25, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local leaders and company officials at a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for Nifco America Corp.’s expanded operations in Shelbyville. The Japanese-owned automotive supplier has invested more than $4.3 million to purchase new, state-of-the-art injection molding equipment and has spent $3 million to add 73,000 square feet to its existing 115,000-square-foot facility, creating 100 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Tiffany & Co. to Expand Operations in Lexington, Add 75 Jobs
    Thursday, April 25, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 25, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce Tiffany & Co. is expanding manufacturing operations in Lexington, creating 75 new, full-time jobs and investing $2 million in the state. The expansion comes less than two years after the company’s grand opening in Lexington.
  • At Global Biotechnology Convention, Gov. Beshear to Promote Kentucky, Pursue Tech-Driven Businesses
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    FRANKFORT, KY (April 24, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today leads an economic development visit to promote Kentucky at the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) international convention, held this year in Chicago. The convention attracts governors from several states each year, as well as 2,000 exhibitors and 20,000 biotech executives, scientists and industry leaders from more than 65 nations.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Lyons Magnus to Expand in Northern Kentucky, Add 50 Jobs
    Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Lyons Magnus Inc. plans to expand operations in northern Kentucky, adding 50 jobs and investing $5 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces ACE Compressor Parts & Services to Expand in Mayfield, Create 10 Jobs
    Tuesday, April 23, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (April 23, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced ACE Compressor Parts & Services Inc. will create 10 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $1.1 million as part of an expansion project in Mayfield.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Grand Opening for Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky in Winchester
    Monday, April 22, 2013
    WINCHESTER, Ky. (April 22, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Taica Corp. of Japan to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s manufacturing facility in Winchester. The facility is managed and operated by one of the company’s two North American subsidiaries, Taica Cubic Printing Kentucky LLC. The project represents 30 new, full-time jobs over the next several years and an investment of more than $8 million.
  • Toyota to Build Lexus ES 350 in Kentucky
    Friday, April 19, 2013
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (April 19, 2013) – Proving once again that Kentucky is a powerhouse in the global auto industry, Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) will be the first-ever U.S. production site for the Lexus ES 350 model, the top-selling Lexus sedan in the world.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Welcomes Southern Air to Northern Kentucky, Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for New Headquarters
    Thursday, April 18, 2013
    FLORENCE, Ky. (April 18, 2013) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined company and local officials in northern Kentucky to participate in a ribbon-cutting for Southern Air’s new global headquarters, which will create up to 150 jobs and an initial investment of $3.5 million in the project.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for ZoomEssence in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, April 18, 2013
    HEBRON, Ky. (April 18, 2013) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined company and local officials in northern Kentucky for a ribbon-cutting for ZoomEssence Inc. The research and development firm is creating 20 full-time jobs and investing more than $3 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening for International Law Firm Bingham McCutchen in Lexington
    Thursday, April 18, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 18, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local leaders and officials from Bingham McCutchen LLP for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony at the ‘Bingham Building’ in the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus Business Park in Lexington.
  • Cabinet Awards $100,000 in Prizes to Kentucky University Students in Statewide Business Plan Competition
    Tuesday, April 16, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2013) – The Cabinet for Economic Development awarded $100,000 in prize money this past weekend to university students who developed plans for 18 new Kentucky companies.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Imperium Health Management to Establish Headquarters in Louisville, Create 40 Jobs
    Monday, April 15, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 15, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Imperium Health Management is establishing a headquarters operation in Louisville, creating 40 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $1.3 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground on New U.S. Headquarters for Balluff in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, April 11, 2013
    INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (April 11, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to break ground on Balluff Inc.’s new U.S. headquarters building in Independence. The company expects to add 24 new, full-time Kentucky resident jobs and invest $6 million as part of the expansion.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group to Establish Operations in Scottsville
    Monday, April 08, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced IEH Laboratories & Consulting Group (IEH) is opening a new testing laboratory in Scottsville, creating six jobs. IEH owns and operates an extensive network of 70 laboratories across the United States that provides comprehensive testing and consulting services to the food industry.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Macco Organiques to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Paducah, Create 40 Jobs
    Friday, March 29, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 29, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Macco Organiques Inc., a Canadian manufacturer of chlorides used in the food and pharmaceutical industries, plans to establish a production facility in Paducah. The project will create 40 new, full-time jobs and entail an investment of $9.55 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Hayashi Telempu North America Corporation to Establish Operations in Frankfort, Create 103 Jobs
    Tuesday, March 26, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (March 26, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Hayashi Telempu North America Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hayashi Telempu Corporation, based in Japan, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Frankfort. The project will create 103 jobs and represents an investment of more than $10.7 million in the Commonwealth.
  • TeleTech Expands to Paducah; Gov. Beshear Celebrates 450 New Jobs
    Thursday, March 21, 2013
    PADUCAH, Ky. (March 21, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce TeleTech Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEC), a global customer service company, is expanding its Kentucky presence with a state-of-the-art customer experience center in Paducah, which will create 450 new jobs.
  • National Magazine Honors Three Kentucky Companies for Investment, Community Impact
    Thursday, March 14, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2013) – Trade & Industry Development, a leading magazine dedicated to site selection, has included three Kentucky companies, General Electric (GE), Berry Plastics and Amazon, in its 8th Annual CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Awards. The projects are among the top 30 economic development projects in 2012 and were selected from hundreds submitted from across the country.
  • Gov. Beshear to Lead Inaugural Kentucky Trade Mission to Canada
    Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 12, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that in June he will lead an international business trade mission to Toronto, Canada, which is the Commonwealth’s number one export destination.
  • Wausau Paper Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Harrodsburg Expansion
    Thursday, March 07, 2013
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (March 7, 2013) – Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes joined company and local officials at Wausau Paper (NYSE:WPP) in Harrodsburg today, celebrating a ribbon cutting for the company’s $220 million expansion, representing 76 new, full-time jobs.
  • Kentucky Ranked 10th in Nation for Industry Activity
    Tuesday, March 05, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 5, 2013) – Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings have placed Kentucky 10th in the nation for new and expanded industry activity in 2012.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces MVP Group International to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Fulton, Create 150 Jobs
    Monday, March 04, 2013
    FULTON, Ky. (March 4, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce that MVP Group International Inc. plans to establish a manufacturing operation in Fulton, creating 150 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $5.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces U.S. Bank Home Mortgage To Expand in Owensboro; Adds New Facility and 332 Jobs
    Friday, March 01, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 1, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced U.S. Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), plans to expand its mortgage operations in Owensboro by adding a new facility and 332 jobs with an investment of more than $15.2 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Hummingbird Nano to Expand Operations in Lexington, Add 18 Jobs
    Friday, March 01, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials to announce Hummingbird Nano Inc. is expanding manufacturing operations at the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus, adding 18 jobs and investing more than $550,000 in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces The J.M. Smucker Company to Upgrade Jif® Operations in Lexington, Retain Nearly 280 Jobs
    Thursday, February 21, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced J.M. Smucker LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The J.M. Smucker Company, plans to retain 279 jobs and invest more than $43 million in upgrades to its Lexington facility, home of the famous Jif Peanut Butter brand.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Legion Logistics to Expand in Florence, Create 24 Jobs
    Wednesday, February 20, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 20, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Legion Logistics LLC is expanding its facility in northern Kentucky, with plans to create 24 jobs and make a $1 million investment in Boone County and the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Total Quality Logistics to Expand Operations in Lexington, Will Create At Least 75 Jobs by 2015
    Monday, February 18, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Feb. 18, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Total Quality Logistics (TQL) is expanding its Lexington facility, creating at least 75 new, full-time jobs by 2015 and investing more than $1.7 million in the project.
  • Kentucky Exports Set All-Time Annual Record in 2012
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky’s 2012 exports set a new all-time annual record, with $22 billion in sales of Kentucky-made products and services. With exports to 199 nations, the record represents a 10 percent growth from 2011, more than double the U.S. average growth rate of 4.5 percent.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening for Tempur-Pedic’s Global Headquarters in Lexington
    Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 13, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials at Tempur-Pedic (NYSE: TPX), marking the company’s 20th anniversary in Lexington and celebrating the grand opening for the company’s new global headquarters. The project will create 65 new jobs, retain more than 230 jobs, and represent a $17 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Alpla to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Bowling Green, Create 72 Jobs
    Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Feb. 12, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Alpla Inc. plans to establish manufacturing operations in Bowling Green, creating 72 new, full-time jobs and investing $22.4 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Abramson Announce Westpack to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Covington, Create 63 Jobs
    Monday, February 11, 2013
    COVINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2013) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined local and company officials to announce Westpack, a bottle decorating and packaging company based in Russia, plans to establish manufacturing operations in Covington. The project will create 63 new, full-time jobs and will represent a $4.49 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces SERVPRO of Pulaski and Laurel Counties to Establish a Regional Headquarters in London
    Friday, February 08, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Feb. 8, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Roberts Ventures LLC, through the name of SERVPRO of Pulaski and Laurel Counties, is establishing its headquarters in London, creating 10 jobs and investing $666,500 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces VMV Paducahbilt to Expand Manufacturing in Paducah, Add 25 Jobs
    Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Feb. 5, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced NRE Acquisition Co. LLC, doing business as VMV Paducahbilt, plans to expand operations in Paducah, create 25 new, full-time jobs and invest $920,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Newly Weds Foods to Invest $57 Million, Create 115 Jobs in Northern Kentucky
    Monday, February 04, 2013
    ERLANGER, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined Newly Weds Foods executives, Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation and local officials to announce that the company will launch a regional food production facility in northern Kentucky, with plans to create 115 jobs and a $57 million investment in Boone County and the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces KentuckyOne Health to Locate Headquarters in Louisville, Add 10 Jobs
    Thursday, January 31, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Jan. 31, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced KentuckyOne Health plans to locate its headquarters in Louisville, adding 10 new, full-time jobs and investing $5.5 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Ashland Inc. to Invest $15 Million in Calvert City Facility, Retain 500 Jobs
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) plans to invest $15 million and retain 500 full-time jobs at its Calvert City plant. The company plans to add three high-efficiency heat recovery steam generators to the facility, thereby reducing emissions and improving energy efficiency.
  • Kentucky: Here We Grow Business Tour Kicks off in February
    Wednesday, January 30, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 30, 2013) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with a number of local, state and federal organizations to host a series of free seminars designed to educate small business owners and entrepreneurs on resources available to help them start, grow and sustain their businesses.
  • Kentucky’s Auto Manufacturers Produce More Than One Million Vehicles in 2012, Best Output Since 2007
    Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2013) – Kentucky’s thriving automotive industry enjoyed a banner year in 2012, with annual production reaching more than one million vehicles for the first time since 2007, before the national economic downturn.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Unique Granite and Marble to Expand Manufacturing in Owensboro, Create 25 Jobs
    Tuesday, January 22, 2013
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 22, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Unique Granite and Marble Inc. plans to expand manufacturing operations in Owensboro, creating 25 new, full-time jobs and investing $400,000 in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Kemmerich USA to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Murray, Create 120 Jobs
    Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    MURRAY, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2013) – Following a productive meeting with company officials in Germany this summer, Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in Murray to announce Kemmerich USA will establish a manufacturing operation and its U.S. headquarters in Calloway County.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Dippin’ Dots to Expand Manufacturing in Paducah, Create 30 Jobs
    Tuesday, January 15, 2013
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Jan. 15, 2013) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Dippin’ Dots LLC plans to expand operations in Paducah, creating 30 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $3.1 million in the project.
  • Grants Available to Help Kentucky’s Small Businesses Export to International Markets
    Thursday, December 20, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 20, 2012) – Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development is now accepting applications from Kentucky small businesses for grant money made available through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP).
  • Gov. Beshear Announces YH America to Expand Operations in Versailles, Add 10 Jobs
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Dec. 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced YH America Inc. plans to expand manufacturing operations in Versailles, adding 10 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces NHK Louisville to Expand Manufacturing Operations, Add 50 Jobs
    Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Dec. 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced NHK Spring Precision of America Inc. (NHK Louisville) plans to expand operations in Louisville. The company plans to add 50 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $19 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Indatus and Mocura to Establish Headquarters in Louisville, Create 100 Jobs
    Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 18, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in Louisville to announce that two companies, Indatus and Mocura, both under the ownership of ICIM Corporation, plan to establish headquarters on 118 East Main Street in Louisville. Indatus and Mocura will create 100 new jobs and establish a tier-2 datacenter with full network operations center and staff in the renovated historic building.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Anchor Packaging to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Rockcastle County, Create 150 Jobs
    Monday, December 17, 2012
    MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (Dec. 17, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials to announce Anchor Packaging Inc., a specialized packaging manufacturer for the food service industry, plans to establish operations in Rockcastle County, creating 150 new, full-time jobs and investing more than $7.6 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Airline Industry Supplier Indy Honeycomb to Expand in Northern Kentucky
    Monday, December 10, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Barnett Industries Inc., doing business as Indy Honeycomb, is expanding its northern Kentucky facility, adding 13 new, full-time jobs. The project entails an investment of $915,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces German Automotive Supplier iwis to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Murray, Create 75 Jobs
    Friday, November 30, 2012
    MURRAY, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials to announce iwis, a German automotive supplier, plans to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Murray. The project will create 75 new, full-time jobs and entail a more than $12.5 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Unveils Hemispheres Feature on Kentucky
    Friday, November 30, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today unveiled a 32-page editorial supplement that will be featured in Hemispheres, the onboard magazine of United Airlines. The special section, which is dedicated to showcasing Kentucky’s business climate, will be available to approximately 12.3 million passengers during December.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Celebrates Grand Opening for Clopay in Augusta
    Friday, November 30, 2012
    AUGUSTA, Ky. (Nov. 30, 2012) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined company and local leaders in Augusta at a grand opening ceremony for Clopay Plastics Products Company Inc. The company has added 62,000 square feet to its existing 289,000-square-foot facility, a project that is responsible for retaining 290 full-time jobs and creating a $12.3 million investment in the state.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Kobe Aluminum to Expand in Bowling Green, Create 15 Jobs
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials to announce Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products LLC is expanding operations in Bowling Green. The company plans to create 15 new, full-time jobs and invest $11 million in the construction of a new 39,000-square-foot building and the purchase of new equipment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Davert USA to Establish Operations in Bowling Green, Create 20 Jobs
    Tuesday, November 20, 2012
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 20, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials to welcome Davert USA to Bowling Green. The Canadian-based company chose Bowling Green as its first U.S. location and plans to create 20 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $2.3 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces L’Oréal USA to Invest $42 Million, Add More Than 200 Jobs in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, November 15, 2012
    FLORENCE, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in northern Kentucky to announce an expansion for global cosmetics and hair care manufacturer L’Oréal USA, which plans to add 211 jobs and invest more than $42 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces German-owned Automotive Supplier, Webasto Sunroof Systems, to Add 65 Jobs in Lexington
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Nov. 14, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Webasto Sunroof Systems Inc. plans to expand manufacturing operations in Lexington, creating 65 new, full-time jobs and investing $10 million in the Commonwealth. Gov. Beshear met to discuss the potential project with Webasto officials this summer during an economic development trip to Germany.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces INFAC North America to Expand in Campbellsville, Add 20 Jobs
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    CAMPBELLSVILLE Ky. (Nov. 14, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce INFAC North America Inc. plans to expand operations in Campbellsville. The $6.5 million project includes the addition of 20 new, full-time jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces ConeXus World Global to Expand in Louisville, Add 30 Jobs
    Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Nov. 13, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced ConeXus World Global LLC plans to expand operations in Louisville, add 30 new, full-time jobs and invest $1.8 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces CCI Industrial Services to Expand in Somerset, Add 10 Jobs
    Thursday, November 08, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Nov. 8, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced CCI Industrial Services plans to expand manufacturing operations in Somerset, creating 10 new, full-time jobs and investing $1.2 million in the project. The company, also known as Cable Contracting Inc., plans to move its existing 2,400-square-foot operation into a 20,000-square-foot facility.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Berry Plastics to Reopen Madisonville Plant, Create More Than 400 Jobs
    Tuesday, October 30, 2012
    MADISONVILLE Ky. (Oct. 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials in western Kentucky to announce Berry Plastics Corporation will reopen its Madisonville operation, investing $96 million in the plant and creating more than 400 full-time jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear: Kentucky Ranks Second-Highest in Job Growth in U.S.
    Wednesday, October 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky ranked second in the nation for job growth over the past year, according to the U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Current Employment Statistics.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of David Brown in Inez
    Friday, October 19, 2012
    INEZ, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in Inez to celebrate the grand opening of David Brown’s Kentucky service, repair and assembly facility. David Brown, a global leader in industrial gearing solutions and services, has already created eight local jobs and plans to triple its workforce within the next five years through a continued investment up to $4.7 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces SpanTech to Expand in Glasgow, Add 25 Jobs
    Thursday, October 18, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 18, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced SpanTech LLC plans to expand operations in Glasgow, adding 25 new, full-time jobs and investing $3.8 million. The company plans to lease an additional 55,500 square feet and purchase new equipment as part of the expansion.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces NitraCore to Establish Headquarters and Manufacturing Operation in Lyon County
    Monday, October 15, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 15, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced NitraCore LLC plans to establish a headquarters and a manufacturing operation in a 7,000-square-foot facility in Lyon County, creating 10 jobs and investing more than $260,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Valley Truck Equipment to Expand in Utica, Add 12 Jobs
    Thursday, October 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 11, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Valley Truck Equipment LLC plans to expand its operation in Utica, adding 12 jobs and investing $678,000 in improvements at its existing Daviess County facility.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Opening of iHub Building for New Companies, Entrepreneurs
    Tuesday, October 09, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, University of Louisville President James Ramsey and other officials at the opening of the iHub, a coworking and networking space in downtown Louisville for entrepreneurs and innovators.
  • Gov. Beshear Proclaims Oct. 5 Manufacturing Day
    Friday, October 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 5, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed today as Manufacturing Day in Kentucky. The National Association of Manufacturers, the Manufacturing Institute, Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Foundation for Kentucky Industry have designated the day as a launch point to emphasize the many values of manufacturing.
  • Gov. Beshear Applauds Bill Extending Tax Credit for Metropolitan College
    Thursday, October 04, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and UPS Inc. officials at UPS Worldport in Louisville to ceremonially sign House Bill 246, which supports Metropolitan College by extending a tax credit.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Allylix to Expand in Lexington, Add 14 Jobs
    Wednesday, October 03, 2012
    LEXINGTON Ky. (Oct. 3, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials in Lexington to announce an expansion for Allylix Inc. The renewable chemicals company plans to add 14 full-time jobs, invest more than $1.6 million in the Commonwealth and add 3,700 square feet of laboratory space at the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Westlake to Increase Scope of Investment for Calvert City Plant
    Tuesday, October 02, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Oct. 2, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) will increase the scope of its investment for its Calvert City operations by as much as $210 to $240 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Thunder Tool to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Richmond, Create 45 Jobs
    Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 25, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Thunder Tool & Manufacturing Ltd. has purchased a 30,000-square-foot facility in Richmond. The company plans to create 45 new, full-time jobs and invest $2.2 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces RC Components to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Bowling Green, Add 16 Jobs
    Monday, September 24, 2012
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community and company officials in Bowling Green to announce an expansion for RC Components. The project entails 16 new, full-time jobs and an investment of more than $836,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Welcome Ceremony for International Law Firm Bingham McCutchen in Lexington
    Thursday, September 20, 2012
    LEXINGTON Ky. (Sept. 20, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials at a special ceremony to officially welcome Bingham McCutchen LLP to Lexington. The international law firm announced its selection of Lexington for its global services center last week following an extensive search that included sites in 300 cities.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Birtley to Create 30 Jobs in Lexington, Become First Chinese-owned Manufacturer in Kentucky
    Wednesday, September 19, 2012
    LEXINGTON Ky. (Sept. 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear announced Birtley, a subsidiary of Shandong Borun Industrial Processing Equipment in China, will build a new 67,500-square-foot manufacturing facility at Blue Grass Business Park in Lexington. The company plans to create 30 to 50 new, full-time jobs and invest approximately $10 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces International Law Firm Bingham McCutchen to Open Global Services Center in Lexington, Create 250 Jobs
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 12, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Bingham McCutchen LLP plans to open a global services center in Lexington at the University of Kentucky’s Coldstream Research Campus. The center will create 250 jobs in Kentucky and entail an investment of more than $22.5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Makes Economic Development Trip to India
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 11, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear arrived in India today on a seven-day economic development visit, with goals of promoting Kentucky as an ideal business location to the second most populous nation in the world.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Tru-Check’s Expansion of Headquarters in Somerset, Addition of 10 Jobs
    Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Sept. 11, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Tru-Check Inc. plans to create 10 full-time jobs and has built a new 6,000-square-foot national headquarters facility in Somerset. The headquarters is located on University Drive and represents an investment of $1.2 million.
  • United Hemispheres Chooses Kentucky for New, High-Profile Economic Development Feature During Holiday Travel Season
    Thursday, September 06, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2012) – Kentucky has been selected as the first state to be featured in a new economic development series by United Hemispheres, the onboard magazine for United Airline’s global fleet. The special 30+ page section will be released in December and will be the most extensive editorial profile ever on Kentucky’s business climate.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces 300 Jobs Coming to Shepherdsville with Location of Women’s Clothing Distribution Center
    Tuesday, September 04, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced international online fashion distributor Nasty Gal will locate a 527,000-square-foot national distribution center in Shepherdsville. The move will create 300 new, full-time jobs and an $18 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces PremierTox to Expand Operations in Lexington, Add 25 Jobs
    Thursday, August 30, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Aug. 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced PremierTox 2.0 Inc. plans to expand operations by adding 25 jobs and investing $250,000 for equipment and improvements at its 10,000-square-foot facility in Lexington.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces R.T. Vanderbilt Company to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Murray, Add Seven Jobs
    Wednesday, August 29, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Aug. 29, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced R.T. Vanderbilt Company plans to expand manufacturing operations in Murray with an investment of $13.5 million in construction and new equipment. The company also plans to add seven new jobs as part of the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground on New Visitor Center for Wild Turkey®
    Tuesday, August 28, 2012
    LAWRENCEBURG Ky. (Aug. 28, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Wild Turkey brand-owner Gruppo Campari to break ground on an all-new visitor center at the famous Wild Turkey® Distillery in Lawrenceburg, where the iconic whiskey started in the mid-19th century.
  • Gov. Beshear Congratulates Kentucky Companies on Inc. Magazine’s Top 5000 List
    Friday, August 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Aug. 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today congratulated 47 Kentucky companies on being named to the Inc. 5000 list, Inc. Magazine’s annual ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The number of Kentucky companies indicates a growing trend in the last three years of the rankings, with 46 in 2011 and 44 in 2010.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces H&G Limestone Products to Begin Operations in Eddyville, Create 10 Jobs
    Thursday, August 23, 2012
    EDDYVILLE Ky. (Aug. 23, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials to announce H&G Limestone Products LLC plans to begin operations in Lyon County. The company will invest $1.4 million to purchase equipment and build a 22,500-square-foot processing plant that will result in 10 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Expansion, Rebranding of Statewide Innovation Network
    Thursday, August 23, 2012
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2012) – Kentucky’s entrepreneurial community received a boost today with the unveiling of an expanded and rebranded program designed to provide free business services to innovative start-up companies. Enhanced with a new name, logo, focus and expanded locations, the Kentucky Innovation Network was unveiled by Governor Steve Beshear today at the Western Kentucky Innovation and Commercialization Center.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces STC Management Group to Expand Headquarters in Elizabethtown, Add up to 15 New Jobs
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Aug. 22, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced STC Management Group, which manages Sun Tan City and Planet Fitness businesses, will expand its footprint in Elizabethtown, adding up to 15 jobs at its headquarters and investing $350,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Kentucky’s Exports Reach Record High in First Half of 2012
    Wednesday, August 22, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2012) – The latest numbers from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) show Kentucky’s merchandise exports grew nearly 8 percent to more than $10.7 billion in the first half of 2012, breaking the previous record of nearly $10 billion set in the first half of 2011.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Opening of $20.7 Million Facility for Research on Renewable Energy, Advanced Batteries
    Wednesday, August 15, 2012
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 15, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined officials from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) and the University of Kentucky (UK) to announce the opening of a new $20.7 million facility dedicated to the research and development of renewable energy and energy storage technologies.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Green Boiler to Expand Operations in Danville, Create 27 Jobs
    Monday, August 13, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Aug. 13, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Green Boiler Technologies (GBT) will expand operations at its Danville facility, creating 27 new, full-time jobs and investing $365,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Mid South Sales to Start Food Supply Company in Uniontown, Create 30 Job
    Tuesday, August 07, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (Aug. 7, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Mid South Sales will launch a new operation in Uniontown, creating 30 full-time jobs and investing $640,000 in the Commonwealth. The start-up company will produce a new line of salad and party trays to be sold in stores nationwide.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Nisshin Automotive Tubing to Expand Manufacturing Plant in Versailles
    Friday, July 27, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 27, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Nisshin Automotive Tubing LLC will invest $7.1 million to purchase and install equipment and expand its 38,600-square-foot manufacturing facility in Versailles. The company will add 23,500 square feet to accommodate new equipment and a new production line.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces OrionRx to Locate Headquarters in Louisville, Create 14 Jobs
    Thursday, July 26, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 26, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced OrionRx LLC, a specialty pharmacy healthcare company, will locate its corporate headquarters in Louisville, creating 14 jobs and investing $1.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear to Make Economic Development Trip to Germany, France
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 25, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear will depart today for Europe, with meetings planned in Germany and France to showcase Kentucky’s business-friendly climate and strengthen existing ties with European companies already operating facilities in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces AT&T Adding 20 Jobs at Grayson Call Center
    Wednesday, July 25, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 25, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced telecommunications company AT&T will add 20 full-time customer service representatives in its East Park call center in Grayson.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Hearthside Food Solutions to Expand Operations in London, Create 80 Jobs
    Wednesday, July 18, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 18, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Hearthside Food Solutions LLC plans to add a production line to its existing facility in London, creating 80 jobs and investing $1.4 million in the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Lentus to Locate Distribution Center in Elizabethtown, Create 14 Jobs
    Friday, July 13, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 13, 2012) –Governor Steve Beshear today announced Lentus LLC will establish a 28,000-square-foot distribution facility off South Dixie Highway in Elizabethtown, creating 14 jobs and investing $1.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Easy Connect to Expand Operations in Louisville, Create 97 Jobs
    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced an expansion by Louisville-based Easy Connect LLC. The call center provider plans to create 97 new, full-time jobs and invest more than $1.4 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces ZF to Expand in Northern Kentucky, Add More Than 60 Jobs
    Thursday, July 12, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 12, 2012) –Governor Steve Beshear today announced ZF Rubber & Plastics Hebron LLC will expand its Northern Kentucky manufacturing operation, adding more than 60 new jobs to its current full-time workforce of 206.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Taica North America Corp. to Establish Manufacturing Operations in Winchester, Create 30 New Jobs
    Monday, July 09, 2012
    WINCHESTER, Ky. (July 9, 2012) – Shortly after returning from a successful economic development trip to Japan, Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Taica North America Corp. to announce its plans to locate a manufacturing facility in Winchester. The Japanese investment will create 30 new full-time jobs over the next several years and entail a more than $8 million investment by the company.
  • Gov. Beshear Signs Bill Into Law Encouraging Major Investments in Kentucky’s Auto Industry
    Monday, July 02, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 2, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today signed into law a bill designed to spur job creation and significant investments in Kentucky’s automotive and parts manufacturing facilities.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Nearly 700 Jobs Coming to Northern Kentucky with Location of Elovations Services Group
    Friday, June 29, 2012
    ERLANGER, Ky. (June 29, 2012) – Adding to Kentucky’s growing list of successful logistics-based companies, Governor Steve Beshear today joined local and company officials in Erlanger to announce Elovations Services Group LLC will locate its new e-commerce center in nearby Boone County. The move will create 696 full-time jobs and entail a $13.7 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Modern Transmission Development to Expand in Leitchfield, Create 61 Jobs
    Thursday, June 28, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 28, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Modern Transmission Development (MTD) will expand manufacturing at its Leitchfield facility. The company’s growth plans will create 61 full-time jobs and a capital investment of more than $3.7 million.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for Black Mountain Door in Mt. Sterling
    Thursday, June 21, 2012
    MT. STERLING Ky. (June 21, 2012) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson joined local and company officials for a ribbon-cutting and grand opening for Black Mountain Door LLC today at a newly renovated facility at Flint Drive in Mt. Sterling. The facility will serve as the new home of Black Mountain Door, a leading supplier of hollow metal doors and frames for the commercial building industry. The site also will continue to manufacture structural automotive products marketed under the Global Automotive Systems brand name. The project entails a $27.5 million investment from the company and will result in 60 new, full-time jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Ceremoniously Signs House Bills 539 and 509
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    ASHLAND, Ky. (June 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today signed into law two bills designed to help Kentucky’s steel industry. House Bill 539 encourages expansion and modernization in the industry and House Bill 509 allows for increased steel transportation.
  • Gov. Beshear to Promote Kentucky’s Biotech Industry at 2012 BIO International Convention
    Tuesday, June 19, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 19, 2012) – With the goal of showcasing Kentucky’s growing biotechnology industry on a global stage, Governor Steve Beshear will depart tomorrow for a two-day economic development trip to the 20th annual BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) International Convention in Boston.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Preston Farms Popcorn and The Curehouse to Create 61 Jobs in Louisville
    Monday, June 18, 2012
    LOUISVILLE Ky. (June 18, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Preston Farms Popcorn and The Curehouse will begin operations in Louisville, creating a total of 61 jobs and investing more than $5.3 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Frogdice Holds Ribbon-Cutting for Expansion of Headquarters in Lexington
    Friday, June 15, 2012
    LEXINGTON Ky. (June 15, 2012) Frogdice, an online game developer, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to celebrate the expansion of operations at its 1204 Winchester Road headquarters, creating seven new, high-tech, full-time jobs in Lexington.
  • Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Abramson, Ford Motor Company Unveil Reopened and Transformed Louisville Assembly Plant
    Wednesday, June 13, 2012
    LOUISVILLE Ky. (June 13, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local and company officials to unveil a reopened and revamped Ford Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP), which is producing the 2013 Ford Escape. Ford is ramping up operations at the plant, which will employ approximately 4,500 workers on three crews.
  • Kentucky Wins Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development Projects
    Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 12, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Area Development magazine has recognized the Commonwealth with a Silver Shovel Award, acknowledging states which were the most successful in creating jobs and securing investments in new and expanding facilities in 2011.
  • Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson Joins Asahi Bluegrass Forge for Ribbon-Cutting in Richmond
    Wednesday, June 06, 2012
    RICHMOND Ky. (June 6, 2012) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local leaders and company officials of Asahi Bluegrass Forge in Richmond for a ribbon-cutting on the company’s new 70,000-square-foot manufacturing facility. The new plant, located at 3007 Bill Robertson Way, represents a $20.3 million investment in the Commonwealth and the creation of 50 full-time jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces T.RAD North America to Invest $10.8 Million in Hopkinsville Plant, Retain More Than 400 Jobs
    Monday, June 04, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 4, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today announced T.RAD North America Inc. plans to invest $10.8 million in production upgrades for its Hopkinsville operations, which consists of two plants, the aluminum division and copper/brass division. The investment will allow the company to retain its existing workforce of 410 people.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Xact Communications to Locate Headquarters in Lexington, Create 20 Jobs
    Friday, June 01, 2012
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 1, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Xact Communications will establish its U.S. and international headquarters in Lexington, creating 20 new, full-time jobs and investing $1.57 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Chemway to Expand Simpson County Plant, Double Workforce
    Thursday, May 31, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 31, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Chemway Holdings, a chemical packaging company, will invest nearly $1.2 million to move its operations to a larger facility in Franklin. The expansion will add 15 jobs to the company’s existing workforce of 15 employees.
  • Gov. Beshear Welcomes Nation’s High-Tech Entrepreneurs to National Institutes of Health Conference in Louisville
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today welcomed hundreds of high-tech small business owners and entrepreneurs to the 2012 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) conference in Louisville.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces New York Blower to Locate New Manufacturing Operation in Grayson County, Create 125 Jobs
    Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (May 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community and company officials in Leitchfield to announce New York Blower Company will locate a new manufacturing facility in Grayson County, creating 125 new, full-time jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Big Ass Fans to Expand in Lexington, Add 150 Jobs
    Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 29, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear joined company and local officials today to announce Lexington-based Big Ass Fans will build a 72,000-square-foot facility in Lexington. The project will add 150 jobs and entail an $8 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces TeleTech to Create 700 Jobs in Hopkinsville
    Thursday, May 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced TeleTech Services Corporation, a subsidiary of TeleTech Holdings Inc., a leading global provider of technology-enabled customer experience solutions, will invest more than $12 million to open a state-of-the-art customer experience delivery center in Hopkinsville.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Norgren to Move Operations to Louisville, Create 22 Jobs
    Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 23, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Norgren Inc., a world leading supplier of high performance pneumatic motion and fluid control solutions, plans to re-locate a service operation from Texas to Louisville, creating 22 jobs and investing $1.85 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Franklin Precision Industry to Expand in Franklin, Create More Than 100 Jobs
    Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (May 16, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Franklin Precision Industry Inc. (FPI) plans to expand operations in Franklin, adding 113 new full-time jobs and investing more than $50.5 million for construction and equipment purchases in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear to Make Economic Development Trip to Taiwan and Japan
    Friday, May 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear will depart Sunday for a seven-day economic development trip to Taiwan and Japan. The visit will showcase Kentucky’s thriving Bourbon industry, celebrate Kentucky’s 30-year sister-state relationship with Taiwan, and further cultivate the economic development potential with both Taiwan and Japan.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Westport to Locate Manufacturing Facility, Create 40 Jobs in Louisville
    Thursday, May 10, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 10, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Westport Fuel Systems Inc., a subsidiary of Westport Innovations Inc. (Westport), will establish a 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Louisville, creating 40 new jobs. Westport is a global leader in alternative fuel and low-emission transportation technologies.
  • Gov. Beshear, Amazon Announce Company to Open New Customer Service Center in Winchester, Creating More than 550 Full-Time and 600 Seasonal Jobs
    Wednesday, May 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 9, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear and Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced Amazon’s plans to open a new 70,000-square-foot customer service facility in Winchester, Ky., investing more than $20.7 million and creating more than 550 full-time and 600 seasonal jobs in the Commonwealth by 2017.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Toyota to Increase Engine Production in Georgetown, Create 86 Jobs
    Tuesday, May 08, 2012
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (May 8, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK) will increase 4-cylinder engine production by 100,000 engines per year at the Georgetown plant, creating 86 new jobs and investing $31.9 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces New Mather Metals to Expand Franklin Facility, Create 20 Jobs
    Monday, May 07, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced New Mather Metals Inc. plans to add a new production line to its existing operation in Franklin, creating 20 additional jobs and making a $5.9 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces CafePress Inc. to Move Global Headquarters to Louisville, Expand Production Creating 592 Jobs
    Monday, April 30, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 30, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials to announce CafePress Inc. will move its global headquarters to Louisville, where it already has a 140,000-square-foot fulfillment center on Riverport Drive.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Breaks Ground on Roll Forming’s Expansion in Shelby County
    Monday, April 30, 2012
    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (April 30, 2012) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined company and community officials in Shelbyville to break ground on a 31,000-square-foot expansion for Roll Forming Corporation. The metals products manufacturer plans to add 30 jobs as part of the expansion on its existing 60,000-square-foot facility and make a $6.3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Heaven Hill Distilleries to Expand Kentucky Presence in Downtown Louisville
    Thursday, April 26, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Heaven Hill Distilleries will create 14 full-time jobs and invest $9.5 million in Louisville’s historic district, opening a multi-million dollar artisanal distillery, tourism and retail attraction called The Evan Williams Bourbon Experience™ along what historically is known as “Whiskey Row” on West Main Street.
  • Kentucky’s University Students Shine in State Business Plan Competition
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2012) – Graduate and undergraduate students from Kentucky’s state universities presented their business concepts and plans this past weekend during a two-day competition designed to identify and support the next generation of Kentucky innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Transcraft to Expand in Cadiz, Add 80 Jobs
    Tuesday, April 24, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Transcraft Corp., a platform trailer manufacturer, will add 80 jobs, build a new 12,000-square-foot painting facility and purchase new equipment as part of a nearly $3 million investment in Cadiz.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Vermont Thread Gage to Add 15 Jobs in Franklin
    Friday, April 20, 2012
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (April 20, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Vermont Thread Gage LLC will invest more than $1.7 million in its Franklin plant, expanding the facility by 35,000 square feet. The project will also add 15 new jobs to its existing workforce of nearly 100 employees.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development to Hold Fifth Annual Student Business Plan Competition
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2012) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development will host the fifth annual Idea State U competition this weekend in search of top student entrepreneurs in the state. The competition includes students from Kentucky’s public universities and provides cash awards to teams that develop the best business plans and concepts based on their ideas for innovative products and services. The event is open to the public.
  • Gov. Beshear Named ‘Person of the Year’ by Southern Business & Development Magazine
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 17, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear has been named “Person of the Year” by the national economic development publication Southern Business & Development magazine.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of Fuel Total Systems in Marion County
    Tuesday, April 17, 2012
    LEBANON, Ky. (April 17, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in Marion County to commemorate the grand opening of Fuel Total Systems California Corp., a Japanese-owned automotive supplier.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces DRC Industries to Expand Carroll County Plant, Add 25 Jobs
    Tuesday, April 10, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 10, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced DRC Industries, a packaging materials supplier, plans to acquire an additional 126,000-square-foot facility and add 25 jobs in Carroll County. The project entails a $2 million investment by the company.
  • Kentucky Among Top States for Entrepreneurial Activity
    Monday, April 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2012) – Kentucky is once again being recognized as a leading state in an important economic development measure. According to the latest annual Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity report, the Commonwealth tied for the eighth-highest number of new start-up companies in 2011.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Taggart Solar to Locate New Manufacturing Operation in Edmonson County, Create 30 Jobs
    Monday, April 09, 2012
    PARK CITY, Ky. (April 9, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Taggart Solar LLC will locate a new manufacturing operation in Edmonson County, creating 30 new, full-time jobs. The company plans to lease a 10,000-square-foot building in the Edmonson County Industrial Park in Park City and will invest $440,000 as a result of the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Serco to Create 125 Jobs in Campbellsville
    Thursday, April 05, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 5, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Serco, a travel and hospitality company, is expanding its reach in the industry by creating 125 jobs at its Campbellsville center. The international service company acquired Intelenet Global Services last year in order to partner global travel with hospitality services for worldwide clientele.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development to Host Workforce Training Workshops for Kentucky Industries
    Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 3, 2012) – The Cabinet for Economic Development’s Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) will conduct five training sessions across the state during April. The workshops are intended to familiarize Kentucky business and industry representatives with state workforce training program guidelines.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces CirrusMio to Start Software Company in Lexington, Create 10 High-Tech Jobs
    Thursday, March 29, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 29, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced CirrusMio Inc. will begin operations in Lexington, focusing on the development of cloud-based software solutions for public sector clients. The project will create 10 new, high-tech jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground on New Packaging Facility at Wild Turkey Distillery
    Thursday, March 29, 2012
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (March 29, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Wild Turkey brand-owner Gruppo Campari at the Wild Turkey® Distillery to break ground on an all new 125,000-square-foot packaging facility on the company’s Lawrenceburg site.
  • Gov. Beshear, GE Appliances Unveil New Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Factory in Louisville
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 20, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local leaders for the grand opening of GE’s new factory at Louisville’s Appliance Park, the second GE facility to open within a month and a half at the manufacturing complex.
  • National Magazine Names Ford Motor Company’s Louisville Investment among Top 15 Corporate Projects in U.S.
    Tuesday, March 20, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 20, 2012) – Ford Motor Company’s investment in Kentucky is one of the top 15 corporate investment projects in the country, according to a national economic development journal.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces $6.2 Million in Awards to 17 High-Tech Small Businesses
    Monday, March 19, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced 17 high-tech Kentucky companies will share $6.2 million in state funds as part of a program to support and attract technology-based small businesses.
  • Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Abramson Break Ground for DHL Express in Northern Kentucky
    Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    ERLANGER, Ky. (March 14, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined community leaders and officials from DHL Express to celebrate the groundbreaking for a new 193,000-square-foot sorting facility in Erlanger. The expansion brings 120 full-time jobs and an investment of $47 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces More Than $226,000 in Industrial Retrofit Grants to Four Kentucky Companies
    Friday, March 02, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the award of more than $226,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to four Kentucky companies. The funding will be used for energy efficiency upgrades in existing Kentucky industrial facilities.
  • Kentucky Ranked 8th in Nation for Industry Activity in 2011
    Friday, March 02, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 2, 2012) – In its highest ranking ever, Kentucky has been rated eighth in the nation for new and expanded industry activity in 2011 by Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings. The Atlanta-based publication has rated the states annually since 1978.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces KD Analytical to Add 15 Jobs, Expand Facility in Lexington
    Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced KD Analytical Consulting Inc. (KD), which provides support, service and training to the emergency first responder community, will expand its operation at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station by adding more than 7,000 square feet to its existing 1,850-square-foot facility. The growth means an investment of $897,800 and will include the hiring of 15 full-time employees.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Major Expansion for Wild Turkey Distillery
    Thursday, February 23, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Gruppo Campari plans to invest approximately $44 million to build a new packaging facility at the famous Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg, where the iconic whiskey brand was born back in the mid-19th century. The expansion entails the hiring of up to 62 employees.
  • Grants Available to Support Exporting of Kentucky Goods and Services
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2012) – Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development is now accepting applications from Kentucky small businesses for grant money made available through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP).
  • Gov. Beshear Announces National Fastpitch Coaches Association to Move National Office to Louisville
    Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 22, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) will move into the former 5,000-square-foot Crescent Hill Woman's Club facility in Louisville, creating 12 jobs and making a $525,000 investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Plaza Recovery to Bring 250 Jobs to Northern Kentucky
    Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    COVINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 21, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Plaza Recovery, an accounts receivable management company, has acquired a firm in Covington and will expand the facility to add up to 250 jobs. The company plans to invest more than $2.5 million at its Northern Kentucky location, which will include the addition of 18,000 square feet to its existing 25,000-square-foot facility.
  • Gov. Beshear, Lt. Gov. Abramson Celebrate Grand Opening of GE Appliances’ GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater Plant in Louisville
    Friday, February 10, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local leaders to commence the grand opening of GE Appliance’s GeoSpring™ Hybrid Water Heater manufacturing facility at Appliance Park in Louisville.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Joins Long John Silver’s for Ribbon-Cutting
    Thursday, February 09, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 9, 2012) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined local leaders and company officials at Williamsburg Plaza in Louisville for a ribbon-cutting to unveil Long John Silver’s new worldwide corporate headquarters. The new headquarters will be home to approximately 70 employees and represents a $3.8 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Lt. Gov. Abramson Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for H.T. Hackney’s New Distribution Facility in Paducah
    Wednesday, February 08, 2012
    PADUCAH, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2012) – Lieutenant Governor Jerry Abramson today joined company and community officials in Paducah to unveil a new 166,261-square-foot distribution facility for the H.T. Hackney Co. The wholesale distributor, which employs 117 full-time workers, plans to add 40 new jobs as part of the expansion and will make a more than $15 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Jefferson National Financial to Expand Operations, Move Corporate Headquarters to Louisville
    Tuesday, February 07, 2012
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Jefferson National Financial Corp. (JNFC) will relocate its headquarters from New York to Louisville, creating 95 jobs at an average annual salary of more than $85,000. Jefferson National Financial also plans a 16,000-square-foot expansion to its existing or nearby facility in Louisville.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Holley Performance Products to Expand Operations in Bowling Green, Create 136 Jobs
    Friday, February 03, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 3, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Warren County-based Holley Performance Products plans to create 136 jobs, add an additional product line, build a new warehouse and refurbish existing facilities – all at an investment of more than $7.7 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline to Expand Headquarters Footprint in Owensboro, Add up to 20 New Jobs
    Wednesday, February 01, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline will expand its presence in Owensboro, constructing a second facility for its headquarters expansion. The nearly $5.3 million project will help create up to 20 new jobs over the next few years.
  • Post Glover Chooses Northern Kentucky for Expansion, Project to Create 19 New Jobs
    Thursday, January 26, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 26, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the power resistor company, Post Glover, will consolidate an Ohio-based and Northern Kentucky-based operation into one larger facility in the Northern Kentucky area, creating 19 new jobs in the region. The expansion will entail a nearly $5 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of Magna Seating of America in Bullitt County; Company to Supply Ford Motor Co.
    Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 24, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today participated in the grand opening of Magna Seating of America’s new 139,500-square-foot Bullitt County facility. The nearly $20 million investment is expected to create up to 450 new jobs within the next few years – 216 jobs more than originally planned.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces SMC to Begin Operations in Nicholasville, Create 94 New Jobs
    Monday, January 23, 2012
    NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 23, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from SMC LLC to announce the company will establish a manufacturing facility in Nicholasville. The start-up company plans to hire 94 employees as a result of the nearly $1.9 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces M&M Trucking to Add 10 New Jobs in Webster County
    Thursday, January 19, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 19, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Webster County-based M&M Trucking will expand and relocate into a new 8,600-square-foot facility in Dixon. The additional space will allow the company to create 10 new jobs and a more than $310,000 investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Aichi Forge USA to Expand Scott County Plant, Add 26 New Jobs
    Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Aichi Forge USA Inc. will expand its Georgetown plant, adding 26 new jobs at its only U.S. operation.
  • Gov. Beshear Joins Kentucky’s Three Automakers at North American International Auto Show,
    Tuesday, January 10, 2012
    DETROIT, Mich. (Jan. 10, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company leaders from Kentucky’s three automakers, Toyota, Ford and GM, to promote Kentucky’s booming auto industry at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit.
  • Olympic Steel Surpasses Initial Growth Plans, Adds Second Facility
    Monday, January 09, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 9, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Olympic Steel will expand the scope of its plans to locate in Mount Sterling. The company first announced last summer it would locate a new steel service center there, creating 20 new jobs.
  • Kentucky Takes Top Honors in National Magazine’s 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year Competition
    Friday, January 06, 2012
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 6, 2012) – The Commonwealth of Kentucky and Ford Motor Co. have earned the distinction of being named 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year by national magazine Business Facilities. The project, which was selected by a judging panel of industry experts, emerged as the winner in a competitive field of 23 other big-ticket projects from across the U.S.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Wilbert Plastic Services Inc. in Lebanon to Add 150 New Jobs
    Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    LEBANON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Wilbert Plastic Services Inc. (WPS) will create 150 new jobs in the city of Lebanon and Marion County area thanks to the addition of a new product line to manufacture parts for Ford Motor Company.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces MHM Metals to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Russellville, Create 30 New Jobs
    Monday, December 12, 2011
    RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from MHM Metals to announce the company has chosen to locate its new manufacturing operation in Russellville. The company, which will do business under the name Alreco, plans to purchase the former ITW building, which will result in 30 new jobs and a more than $25.1 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces OMEGA Processing Solutions to Expand Northern Kentucky Headquarters,
    Thursday, December 08, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced OMEGA Processing Solutions LLC will expand its Northern Kentucky headquarters, creating 25 new jobs. The company, which currently employs 16 full-time Kentucky residents, will invest $475,000 to increase its existing 3,300-square-foot facility by an additional 2,689 square feet.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Long John Silver’s, A&W Restaurants to Keep Global Headquarters in Kentucky
    Thursday, December 08, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced long-time Kentucky corporate citizens Long John Silver’s and A&W Restaurants will keep their worldwide corporate headquarters in the Commonwealth, which means that nearly 100 jobs will stay in Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates TMK IPSCO Investment, Breaks Ground for Ferrous Metal Processing in Northern Kentucky
    Wednesday, December 07, 2011
    WILDER, Ky. (Dec. 7, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from TMK IPSCO and Ferrous Metal Processing to celebrate a partnership that will retain nearly 300 Kentucky jobs, bring 20 new jobs and entail a $27.6 million capital investment in Northern Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Mingua Beef Jerky to Add 10 New Jobs in Bourbon County
    Tuesday, December 06, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Mingua Beef Jerky Inc., a family-owned manufacturer of assorted flavors of beef jerky, will expand into a new 30,000-square-foot building in the Paris/Bourbon County Industrial Park. The move will accommodate an increase in demand for its natural-style products, creating 10 new jobs and a more than $2 million investment.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Plymouth Tube Company to Invest More Than $12.1 Million in Hopkinsville Plant,
    Monday, December 05, 2011
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Plymouth Tube Company to announce the company will make a more than $12.1 million investment in its 130,000-square-foot Hopkinsville plant, allowing it to meet customer demand and retain its existing 93 employees.
  • Gov. Beshear Joins Westlake Chemical in Announcing $40 Million Investment in Calvert City Plant
    Monday, December 05, 2011
    CALVERT CITY, Ky. (Dec. 5, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Westlake Chemical Corporation (NYSE:WLK) to announce the company will invest $40 million in its Calvert City plant, supporting the retention of 380 Kentucky jobs. The company plans to perform a major modification of ethylene furnaces that will ultimately reduce costs, improve operating efficiency and consume less energy. The modifications are expected to be completed by mid-2013.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Innovative Manufacturing Services
    Friday, December 02, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 2, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Innovative Manufacturing Services Inc. will expand its Glasgow facility, creating 25 new jobs. The company, which makes industrial controls and conveyors for a variety of industries, will invest approximately $710,000 as a result of the expansion.
  • Military Contracting Forum Offers Inside Look at Federal Construction, Procurement Plans in the Fort Knox Area
    Thursday, December 01, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 1, 2011) – A free military contracting forum to explain the process for obtaining contracts at Fort Knox is planned for Dec. 12 at the Pritchard Community Center in Elizabethtown.
  • Kentucky Jumps 6 Spots to No. 25 on Forbes’ 2011 Best States for Business List
    Monday, November 28, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 28, 2011) – In just one year, Kentucky has climbed six places to No. 25 on Forbes’ annual Best States for Business list, released last week. Kentucky’s ranking ties only one other state for the largest increase over a 4-year period, jumping 19 spots since 2008.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Daicel Safety Tube Processing to Locate New Manufacturing Operation in Beaver Dam
    Monday, November 21, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 21, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Daicel Safety Tube Processing, a Japanese automotive components manufacturer, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Beaver Dam, creating 25 new jobs. The $8.8 million investment represents the third Daicel plant to locate in Beaver Dam, bringing the company’s total Kentucky employment to 525.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Shoreline Steel South to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Paducah, Create 13 New Jobs
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced steel producer Shoreline Steel South will locate a new manufacturing plant in Paducah. The move will create 13 new jobs and entail the construction of a 20,000-square-foot facility. The company plans to invest $1,180,000 as a result of the project.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces GR Spring & Stamping to Expand
    Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 16, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced GR Spring & Stamping, an automotive parts supplier, will expand its Richmond facility. The company will invest $1.7 million to increase square footage and will add 25 employees over the next few years.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for MD2U Management; Louisville Company is Creating 50 New Jobs
    Wednesday, November 09, 2011
    LOUISVILLE, KY. (Nov. 9, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from MD2U Management to celebrate the expansion of the in-home medical provider’s Louisville headquarters. The company will more than triple the size of its workforce over the next years, adding 50 new jobs to its existing employment base of 22. Additionally, the expansion will result in a capital investment of nearly $1.7 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces 200 Jobs Coming to Somerset with Location of New Anacomp Facility
    Friday, November 04, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Anacomp, a leading document and business process management solutions company, will locate a new service facility in Somerset. The new facility will bring 200 new jobs and a more than $2.4 million investment to the community.
  • Gov. Beshear Participates in Ground Blessing for Indian-owned Flex Films Manufacturing
    Friday, October 28, 2011
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2011) –Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and Flex Films officials in Elizabethtown to take part in a ground blessing ceremony in preparation for the flexible packaging company’s first U.S. manufacturing plant. The project, which will occur in two phases, stems from Gov. Beshear’s first economic development trip to India in the fall of 2010.
  • Gov. Beshear, Mayor Fischer Welcome Ford President, Celebrate New Ford Investment in Louisville
    Thursday, October 27, 2011
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2011) – Investments totaling $1.2 billion and 3,100 new jobs was the cause for celebration today as Governor Steve Beshear and Ford Motor Company President of the Americas Mark Fields joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, UAW representatives and other community officials to recognize the partnership that made it all possible.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces 3 Louisville Companies to Invest $22 Million, Retain 340 Kentucky Workers, Create 14 Additional Jobs
    Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2011) – A unique three-member partnership utilizing the state’s first active energy services biomass project will bring $22 million in investment and 14 new jobs to Louisville, Governor Steve Beshear announced today.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Brown Jordan International to Locate Distribution Center in Simpsonville, Create 12 New Jobs
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Brown Jordan International, the largest outdoor furniture manufacturer in the United States, will locate a new distribution center in Simpsonville, creating 12 new jobs. The nearly $4 million investment entails the purchase of an existing 84,000-square-foot facility that will handle direct-to-customer sales, replacement parts fulfillment and returns.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Propulsys to Make Nearly $9.5 Million Investment in Hopkinsville Headquarters, Retain 207 Employees
    Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 25, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Propulsys to announce the company will make a nearly $9.5 million investment in its Hopkinsville headquarters operation.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Johnson Controls to Add 45 New Jobs in Northern Kentucky
    Friday, October 21, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Johnson Controls Inc. will expand its Northern Kentucky automotive battery operation, creating 45 new jobs. The company’s $24.2 million investment will increase the plant’s square footage to accommodate additional production lines and warehousing space.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Montebello Packaging to Expand in Marion County, Adding 26 New Jobs
    Thursday, October 20, 2011
    LEBANON, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Montebello Packaging to announce the company’s more than $24.2 million expansion. The growth will entail new construction, equipment and product lines and will create 26 new jobs. The Lebanon plant currently employs 108.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Linamar Corporation to Undergo Major Expansion,
    Tuesday, October 18, 2011
    FLORENCE, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Linamar Corporation to announce the company will make a significant investment in its Northern Kentucky operation. The company plans to purchase new equipment totaling $40.8 million and will more than double the size of its workforce, creating 138 new jobs.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Fortis Manufacturing to Establish First U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Glasgow, Creating 100 New Jobs
    Monday, October 17, 2011
    GLASGOW, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Canadian-based Beta Tech Inc. to announce the company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing facility, Fortis Manufacturing, in Glasgow, creating 100 new jobs over the next several years.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas to Establish Hybrid Electric Vehicle Battery Production in Harrodsburg
    Monday, October 17, 2011
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (Oct. 17, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. to announce the company has selected its Mercer County plant as the site of its North American lithium-ion battery packs production.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Carhartt to Reinvest in Hopkins County Operation; Retain, Add Hundreds of Employees
    Thursday, October 13, 2011
    HANSON, Ky. (Oct. 12, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Carhartt Inc. in Hanson to announce the company will make a significant investment in its Hopkins County plant – more than $11 million with more possible in the future – to improve operational efficiencies and energy conservation.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Danafilms to Expand, Create 25 New Jobs in Simpson County
    Monday, October 03, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the packaging firm, Danafilms Inc., will add a new produce line and invest just over $12 million in its Simpson County plant. The German-owned company will nearly double the size of its Franklin workforce, creating 25 new jobs as a result of the expansion.
  • Gov. Beshear Breaks Ground for Tempur-Pedic Global Headquarters Expansion in Lexington
    Monday, October 03, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 3, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Tempur-Pedic to break ground for the company’s global headquarters expansion in Lexington. The new approximately 125,000-square-foot facility in UK’s Coldstream Research Campus is expected to create 65 new jobs, bringing its total employment to just over 300 in the next five years.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces CMSText to Add 135 New Jobs in Lexington
    Thursday, September 29, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Lexington-based CMSText LLC will expand its mobile marketing company. The expansion will drastically grow the company’s current employment base of 19, creating 135 new jobs. Additionally, the project will result in a capital investment of nearly $4.4 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Tiffany & Co. Opens Lexington Jewelry Manufacturing Facility in Style
    Tuesday, September 27, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear today joined Tiffany & Co. Chairman and CEO Michael J. Kowalski and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new jewelry manufacturing center in Lexington. Community leaders and guests were invited to breakfast at Tiffany to commence the opening, which is creating 125 jobs in the community.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces 50 New Jobs Coming to Simpson County with Location of Premium Services and Expansion of Worldwide Technologies
    Monday, September 19, 2011
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (Sept. 19, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Premium Services LLC and Worldwide Technologies in Simpson County to announce the two companies will add a total of 50 new jobs in Franklin. Premium Services has chosen Simpson County as the site of its new manufacturing facility, while Worldwide Technologies will expand its existing operations there. The companies will invest a combined $1.6 million in these projects.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of Florida Tile Headquarters in Lexington
    Friday, September 16, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Florida Tile to cut the ribbon on the company’s new headquarters facility in Lexington. Florida Tile announced in July 2009 it was moving its headquarters from Lakeland, Fla., to Lexington. The opening will initially create 25 new jobs, growing to 51 over the term of the incentive agreement. Florida Tile’s capital investment in the project exceeds $3.7 million.
  • Gov. Beshear Celebrates Expansion of Akebono Brake in Glasgow
    Thursday, September 15, 2011
    GLASGOW, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Akebono Brake in Glasgow to unveil a major expansion at its Barren County facility. The $20.6 million project, which added 60,000 square feet to its existing facility, is expected to result in 224 new jobs in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Cuts Ribbon for ZF Steering Systems in Northern Kentucky, 374 New Jobs Created
    Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    FLORENCE, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from ZF Steering Systems LLC to celebrate the completion of its $95.8 million expansion in Northern Kentucky. The project entailed the construction of two new buildings totaling 175,000 square feet on its existing site and is creating 374 new full-time jobs over the next two years.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development Seeks Proposals that Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives
    Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2011) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of awarding a minimum of $100,000 in competitive funding for energy efficiency projects to be implemented in for-profit industrial, commercial, manufacturing and warehousing facilities located in Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Denyo Manufacturing to Reinvest in Danville Plant, Retain 101 Kentucky Jobs
    Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    DANVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 6, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Denyo Manufacturing Corporation in Danville to announce the company has chosen to invest nearly $6.9 million in its Boyle County plant to modernize its processes and improve product quality. The investment, which was made possible by the approval of state incentives, allows the plant to retain its existing 101 Kentucky employees.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Union County Livestock to Expand in Uniontown, Create 25 New Jobs
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Union County Livestock will add a new product line at its Uniontown plant. The expansion will allow the company to create 25 new, full-time jobs and will entail a capital investment of $860,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas to Establish Third Kentucky
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    BEREA, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas Inc. to announce the company has selected the community for its third Kentucky manufacturing facility. The new plant, which will produce electric drive motors for hybrid and electric vehicles, will create 130 new jobs and a more than $74.5 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces State to Leverage Nearly $155 Million in Small Business Loans
    Monday, August 29, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 29, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced a major small business initiative that will provide Kentucky’s small businesses with access to nearly $155 million in new loans to help with job creation across the state.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Expansion of Clopay in Bracken County, 290 Jobs Secured
    Thursday, August 25, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 25, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the expansion of Clopay Plastic Products Company Inc. in Bracken County. The global leader in specialty films, extrusion coatings, custom printing and engineered laminations will add 62,000 square feet to its Bracken County facility. The expansion will also secure the jobs of 290 workers at the plant.
  • Gov. Beshear: Core Molding Technologies to Establish Manufacturing Facility in Gallatin County, Create 39 New Jobs
    Wednesday, August 24, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Core Molding Technologies, a plastics molding company, will establish a new operating subsidiary and manufacturing location in Warsaw. The operation, which will support a significant new business venture outside the company’s traditional heavy truck customer base, will create 39 new jobs and entail a more than $3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces GE Lighting to Expand Manufacturing of Energy-Efficient Lighting Products in Lexington
    Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced GE Lighting will invest approximately $10 million at its Lexington Lamp Plant to produce a new line of energy-efficient lighting products. The expansion, which is in response to customer demand for energy-efficient lighting, will initially create 38 new jobs in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Breck County Hardwoods to Expand in Cloverport
    Friday, August 12, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced Breckinridge Forest Products Company, doing business as Breck County Hardwoods, will resume a log yard and sawmill operation in Cloverport, which has been closed since February 2009. The project, in Breckinridge County, will result in the creation of 12 new jobs and a capital investment of $3.1 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Plans to Expand At Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport
    Thursday, August 11, 2011
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community and airport leaders to announce a plan to expand the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport (OWB) terminal.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces FP International to Create 60 New Machine Manufacturing Jobs in Hopkinsville
    Thursday, August 11, 2011
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from FP International in Hopkinsville to announce the company will add machine build operation to its Christian County facility. The project will result in 60 new machine manufacturing jobs over the next several years and a $3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces CSN Stores to Create up to 105 New Jobs in Northern Kentucky
    Tuesday, August 02, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 1, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced the online retailing company, CSN Stores, will open a new distribution hub in Hebron. The new distribution center, representing an investment of nearly $7.7 million in the Commonwealth, will create up to 105 new jobs in the Northern Kentucky region over the next few years.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Dynamic Fabrication Expansion Will Create 22 New Jobs
    Thursday, July 21, 2011
    BEAVER DAM, Ky. (July 21, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Dynamic Fabrication in Beaver Dam to announce the company will expand its Ohio County operation.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Three Henderson Economic Development Projects Will Create 47 New Jobs
    Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    HENDERSON, Ky. (July 19, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today visited Henderson to announce three economic development projects that will create as many as 47 new jobs and a combined investment of more than $4 million.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of SIS Will Create 15 New High-Tech, High-Paying Jobs
    Monday, July 18, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 18, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of SIS for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the company’s recent expansion. The technology solution provider, which has been headquartered in Lexington for more than 25 years, is creating 15 new high-tech jobs as a result of the project. Average annual wages for the new jobs will be $80,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Celebrates Expansion of TrollandToad.com with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony in Corbin
    Monday, July 18, 2011
    LONDON, Ky. (July 18, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of TrollandToad.com in Corbin for a ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the expansion of the company’s Kentucky operations.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Grand Opening of Senko USA Distribution Center in Winchester
    Monday, July 11, 2011
    WINCHESTER, Ky. (July 11, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Senko USA to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new distribution center in Clark County.
  • Governor Beshear, Allconnect Celebrate Opening of Sales and Customer Care Center in Lexington
    Monday, July 11, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 11, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Allconnect Inc., a leading consumer services company, to celebrate the opening of the company’s new in-bound sales and customer care center in Lexington.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Michter’s Distillery to Open Production Distillery in Downtown Louisville
    Wednesday, July 06, 2011
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 6, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Michter’s Distillery LLC, to announce the company will open a small production distillery in downtown Louisville. The company plans to invest nearly $7.8 million, which will entail the renovation of the historically and architecturally significant Fort Nelson Building located across the street from the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory. The project will result in 10 new jobs in the community
  • Governor Beshear Announces Shatterbox to Expand in Lexington
    Friday, July 01, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 1, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today announced Shatterbox, a branding and new media design firm, will expand in Lexington. The expansion, which is a result of a merger between Shatterbox and the IT services firm, Hensley, Elam and Associates, will create 15 new jobs and entail a $926,000 investment in central Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Apace Packaging in Monroe County
    Thursday, June 30, 2011
    FOUNTAIN RUN, Ky. (June 30, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Apace Packing in Fountain Run, Ky., to announce the company will expand its Monroe County operations. The family-owned, pharmaceutical package and distributor will create 35 new, full-time jobs and invest $5.15 million as a result of the project.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Neogen Corporation in Lexington
    Tuesday, June 28, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 28, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Neogen Corporation in Lexington to announce the company will expand its Fayette County footprint with the addition of a 100,000-square-foot facility on Mercer Road. The project will generate a capital investment of more than $5.6 million and will create 75 new jobs over the next several years.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Cooper Standard to Expand in Mt. Sterling
    Monday, June 27, 2011
    MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (June 27, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Cooper Standard in Mt. Sterling to announce the company will expand its Montgomery County operations, resulting in 120 new jobs. The growth was made possible, in part, by House Bill 287 passed by the General Assembly during the 2010 regular session.
  • Governor Beshear Announces MVP Group International to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Mayfield
    Friday, June 24, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 24, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced MVP Group International, a manufacturer of candles and home fragrance products, will expand its Mayfield operations. The company will add 16 new jobs to its existing employment base of 110 in Mayfield.
  • Governor Beshear, Eaton Corporation Celebrate Opening of State-of-the-Art Data Centers in
    Thursday, June 23, 2011
    SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. (June 23, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Eaton Corporation in Simpsonville to celebrate the opening of the industrial manufacturer’s two new data centers, which are located in Louisville and Simpsonville, Ky. The new state-of-the-art facilities will support critical business applications for the company’s global locations.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Clark Associates to Locate New Distribution Center in Madisonville
    Thursday, June 02, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced Clark Associates will locate a new distribution center in Madisonville to serve the company’s e-commerce business, WEBstaurantStore Inc., a leader in online distribution of foodservice equipment and supplies. The company will invest $3.3 million and initially create 50 new jobs, growing to 95 jobs over the next several years.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Arcron Systems and Meaningful Use Technologies
    Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Meaningful Use Technologies LLC and Korean-based Arcron Systems Inc. are each establishing its U.S. headquarters in a 5,000-square-foot facility in Newport to serve the North American markets. The information technology companies together will create 20 new jobs and invest a total of more than $1 million in Northern Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems to Locate Second Facility in Danville
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems, one of the leading aircraft wheels and brakes suppliers in the world, to announce the company will construct a second facility in Danville. The additional 156,000 square-foot operation, which is a result of consolidation from an out-of-state facility, will conduct final assembly and worldwide distribution of aircraft wheels, brakes and components. The project will create 63 new jobs and nearly $7.3 million in investment.
  • Governor Beshear Cuts Ribbon on New R.L. Schreiber Manufacturing and Distribution Facility in Lebanon
    Friday, May 20, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from R.L. Schreiber Inc., in Lebanon, to cut the ribbon on the company’s new 140,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. The plant, which is located at 710 Hendrickson Road, will create 83 new jobs and represents a more than $7.3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Invensys Rail Corporation to Expand Headquarters in Louisville
    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Invensys Rail Corporation in Louisville to announce the company will expand its Jefferson County headquarters operation. The project will result in 75 new engineering jobs and a more than $3.2 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces UGN Inc. to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Somerset
    Thursday, May 19, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from UGN Inc., in Somerset, to announce the company is expanding its 300,000 square-foot manufacturing operation. The project will result in 50 new jobs and a nearly $5-million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Pella Corporation in Murray
    Wednesday, May 18, 2011
    Governor Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Pella Corporation to announce the company will expand its Murray operations, located at 307 Pella Way. The expansion will create 75 new jobs for the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Modern Distributors to Expand in Somerset, Build New Facility
    Monday, May 16, 2011
    Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Modern Distributors, a full-line convenience store distributor, will expand its Somerset footprint, constructing a new 12,500 square-foot cooler-freezer facility. The expansion, which will allow the company to remain competitive in the wholesale grocery business, will result in 20 new jobs for the community
  • Governor Beshear Announces Major Renovation at GM Plant in Bowling Green
    Wednesday, May 04, 2011
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (May 4, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of General Motors in Bowling Green to announce the company will refurbish its Bowling Green facility, adding a new vehicle product program – the next-generation Chevy Corvette. The expansion will entail the creation of 250 new jobs and a capital investment in excess of $131 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Signs Legislation Creating One-Stop Electronic Business Portal
    Monday, May 02, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 2, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined members of the Kentucky General Assembly at the state Capitol to sign SB 8 into law, creating a one-stop shop to conduct business in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Shelby Industries in Shelbyville
    Monday, May 02, 2011
    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (May 2, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of Shelby Industries to participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the company’s recent expansion in Shelbyville. The project has added 10 new, full-time jobs to its employment base of 48 and resulted in a capital investment of $280,000.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Tempur-Pedic to Expand Global Headquarters in Lexington
    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Lexington-based Tempur-Pedic, an international company focused on innovative sleep products, is reaffirming its commitment to Kentucky with the expansion of its global headquarters. The company, which is one of the fastest growing public companies in Kentucky, will add 65 new jobs over the next five years to its existing employment base of 237, consistent with those of a worldwide headquarters.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Two Firms to Create High-Tech Jobs in Lexington
    Thursday, April 28, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 28, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Lexington-based Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals Inc. and Frogdice Inc. will together create 28 new jobs, 23 of which are considered high-tech and technical support jobs paying an average annual salary, exclusive of benefits, of more than $59,000 and $49,000, respectively.
  • Cabinet Awards $100,000 in Prizes to State University Students in Business Plan Competition
    Tuesday, April 26, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 26, 2011) – The Cabinet for Economic Development awarded $100,000 in prize money this past weekend to state university students that developed plans for 20 new Kentucky companies. The awards were announced after an intense, two-day student competition during the fourth annual “Idea State U” event held at the Lexington Center, in Lexington. The competition helps identify and support the next generation of Kentucky innovators and entrepreneurs.
  • Asahi Bluegrass Forge Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing Plant in Richmond
    Thursday, April 14, 2011
    RICHMOND, Ky. (April 14, 2011) – Governor Steve Beshear was represented today by Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes as community and company officials of Asahi Bluegrass Forge Corporation in Richmond broke ground on the company’s new 69,000 square-foot manufacturing facility. The new plant, which will be located at 3007 Robertson Way, will result in the creation of 50 new jobs and a more than $20.3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Indian-owned UFLEX Ltd. to Locate First U.S. Operation in Elizabethtown
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (April 13, 2011) – Following a weekend trip to New Delhi, India to finalize negotiations with UFLEX Ltd., Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company officials and community leaders in Elizabethtown to announce the flexible packaging company will locate its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Hardin County. The new location project will occur in phases, initially creating 125 new jobs and a $90 million investment, ultimately doubling in scope for a total investment of at least $180 million and 250 jobs.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Wausau Paper to Make Major Investment, Expand in Harrodsburg
    Wednesday, April 13, 2011
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (April 13, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of Wausau Paper in Harrodsburg to announce the company will undergo a major expansion at its Mercer County facility. The growth will result in an approximately $220 million investment and the creation of 76 new jobs in addition to the company’s existing 397 employees in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Simba USA in Morehead
    Thursday, April 07, 2011
    MOREHEAD, Ky. (April 7, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of Simba USA in Morehead to announce the company will expand its Morehead operations, creating 20 new jobs and a $2.25 million investment. The company is closing a similar facility in Mexico, moving its entire operations and expanding into the Morehead-Rowan County Industrial Development Authority’s facility located in the John Will Stacy – Menifee-Morgan-Rowan County (MMRC) Regional Business Park.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Superb IPC to Expand Headquarters, Creates 20 New Jobs in Shelbyville
    Wednesday, April 06, 2011
    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (April 6, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Superb IPC in Shelbyville to announce the company will expand its headquarters operation, purchasing advanced technology equipment that will improve efficiencies. The project will lead to the creation of 20 new jobs and a $400,000 investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Nanotechnology Firm to Create High-Tech Jobs in Louisville
    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 31, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Louisville-based NaugaNeedles LLC will create seven new high-tech and technical support jobs, paying an average annual salary of more than $62,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Sequa Automotive Group to Expand Manufacturing Operations in Morgantown
    Thursday, March 31, 2011
    MORGANTOWN, Ky. (March 31, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of Sequa Automotive Group in Morgantown to announce the company will expand its Butler County manufacturing facility. The company, which operates ARC Automotive Inc. and CASCO Products – suppliers to the global automotive industry, will add 280 new jobs by 2014 and invest more than $7.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Allconnect to Establish Sales and Customer Care Center in Lexington
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 30, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Allconnect Inc., a leading consumer services company, is locating a new in-bound sales and customer care center in Lexington. The company is investing nearly $7 million to establish an approximately 32,000 square-foot facility in the Coldstream Research Campus that will add up to 220 new jobs in the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Hendrickson USA to Expand in Somerset
    Monday, March 28, 2011
    SOMERSET, Ky. (March 28, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and Hendrickson USA officials in Somerset, Ky. to announce the company will undergo a major expansion, creating 160 new, full-time jobs and investing nearly $8 million. The company will acquire a second facility in Pulaski County directly across the street from its existing plant on Pin Oak Boulevard.
  • Governor Beshear Announces PDCI Automotive To Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Lebanon
    Monday, March 28, 2011
    LEBANON, Ky. (March 28, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials of PDCI Automotive, a subsidiary of Pacific Die Cut Industries, to announce the company has chosen to locate a new manufacturing facility in Lebanon, Ky. The project will result in 40 new jobs and a more than $1.6 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Amfine Chemical to Reinvest in Hopkinsville Plant
    Friday, March 25, 2011
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (March 25, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Amfine Chemical Corporation in Hopkinsville to announce the company will update its existing facility, investing more than $2.7 million, to meet growing demand and position itself for long-term growth. The project will also allow the company to maintain its existing 45 employees, while adding another two hires.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Douglas Autotech Corporation to Expand in Hopkinsville, Add Nine New Vehicle Programs
    Friday, March 25, 2011
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (March 25, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and Douglas Autotech Corporation officials in Hopkinsville to announce the company will expand its Christian County operation, investing more than $17.3 million. The automotive supplier will add nine new vehicle programs and create 65 new jobs as a result of the expansion.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Matching SBIR-STTR Grants for Kentucky High-Tech Small Businesses
    Thursday, March 24, 2011
    COVINGTON, Ky. (March 24, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined state and local officials to announce that 14 Kentucky high-tech companies will share more than $4.22 million in state funds as part of a Kentucky initiative to attract and support technology-based small businesses. Through the state’s competitive SBIR-STTR Matching Funds program, Kentucky matches federal SBIR-STTR awards received by Kentucky companies and those willing to relocate to Kentucky. The eighth and ninth rounds of the state awards supplement more than $8.7 million in federal funding the recipient firms have brought to Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces SORD to Locate First U.S. Operation in Frankfort
    Wednesday, March 16, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and SORD KY LLC officials in Frankfort to announce the company has chosen to locate its first U.S. manufacturing, warehousing and distribution operation in Franklin County. The Australian-owned company will create 81 new jobs and invest more than $2.1 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Calgon Carbon Corporation in Boyd County
    Monday, March 14, 2011
    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (March 14, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and Calgon Carbon Corporation officials in Catlettsburg to celebrate 50 years of operation at the company’s Big Sandy Plant. The plant recently completed a more than $40 million investment to upgrade and restart idle manufacturing capacity, as well as install and begin production for a new line of products. The expansion created 35 new jobs, bringing current employment to 196.
  • Governor Beshear Announces J.H. Fletcher & Co. to Locate New Facility in Greenup County
    Monday, March 14, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 14, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced J.H. Fletcher & Co., a leading manufacturer of mobile underground mining equipment, will locate a new manufacturing facility in Wurtland, Ky. The location project will initially create 20 new jobs and entail a capital investment of $3.37 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Plastikon Industries Kentucky to Expand into Second Manufacturing Facility in Leitchfield
    Thursday, March 10, 2011
    LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (March 10, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company executives from Plastikon Industries Kentucky in Leitchfield to announce the company will expand its Grayson County operations. The automotive supplier will acquire a second facility with 90,000 square-feet, located at 918 Commerce Drive. The growth will result in 100 new jobs and a capital investment of $6.35 million.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Lockheed Martin to Secure Kentucky Footprint, Add 224 Jobs in Lexington
    Wednesday, March 02, 2011
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 2, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Lockheed Martin is reaffirming its commitment to Kentucky with a $26 million investment at Lexington’s Bluegrass Station. The global security company was recently awarded a major contract for Logistics Support Services that will result in securing its statewide presence, as well as add 224 new, full-time jobs in Lexington over the length of the contract.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Ventra Plastics Russellville to Expand in Logan County
    Tuesday, March 01, 2011
    RUSSELLVILLE, Ky. (Mar. 1, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company executives from Ventra Plastics Russellville to announce the company will expand its Logan County facility. Established in 1992, the injection molding manufacturer will add 25 employees to its current employment base of 230 people and invest nearly $3.4 million.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Martinrea Heavy Stampings to Expand in Shelbyville
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    SHELBYVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company executives from Martinrea Heavy Stampings, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, to announce the company will expand its Shelbyville operation. The plant will begin production of automotive metal stampings and assemblies for the Ford Motor Company next generation Escape to be launched at the Louisville Assembly Plant. The expansion will result in 150 new jobs and a $12 million investment in Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Heaven Hill Distilleries’ Nearly $5 Million Expansion
    Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Heaven Hill Distilleries President Max L. Shapira and community officials to cut the ribbon commencing the distillery’s nearly $5 million expansion in Bardstown. Leaders rolled out the first barrel of Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey into Rickhouse “J,” which was constructed as a result of the expansion to increase the company’s barrel storage capacity.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Walle Corporation to Expand Winchester Facility
    Friday, February 11, 2011
    WINCHESTER, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company executives from Walle Corporation, a leading label supplier to the consumer packaged goods industry, to announce the company will expand its Winchester operation. The company plans to invest more than $4.1 million in equipment that will allow it to increase printing production. The expansion will result in 23 new jobs at the plant, which currently employs 114 Kentuckians.
  • Governor Beshear Announces $37 Million Investment in Sebree Aluminum Plant, Retention of 488 Kentucky Jobs
    Thursday, February 10, 2011
    ROBARDS, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter in Sebree to announce a $37 million reinvestment project that will help retain the jobs of nearly 500 employees. The plant, which is one of only a handful of aluminum smelters remaining in the United States, is installing a new bake furnace that will enable the facility to operate at its current capacity for the next 15-20 years.
  • Governor Beshear Announces DENSO Air Systems to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Hopkinsville
    Tuesday, February 08, 2011
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company executives from DENSO Air Systems, a global automotive parts manufacturer, to announce the company will locate a new manufacturing operation in Hopkinsville. The Japanese-owned company is planning a phased investment totaling more than $4.2 million and will initially create 80 new jobs, growing to 105 over the next several years.
  • Governor Beshear Announces NHK of America Suspension Components to Expand in Bowling Green
    Friday, February 04, 2011
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and executives of NHK of America Suspension Components (NASCO) to announce the company will invest more than $20 million to construct a new 50,000 square-foot manufacturing plant at its current location in Bowling Green. As a result of the expansion, the Japanese automotive supplier will add up to 108 new jobs over the next several years to its existing workforce, which is currently just over 200 employees.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Dharma Construction Services to Locate Headquarters Operation in Louisville
    Wednesday, February 02, 2011
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 2, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and executives of Dharma Construction Services to announce the company will locate its headquarters operation to Louisville. The move will create 41 new, professional jobs and will entail a more than $2.3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces North American Stainless to Make $30 Million Investment in Ghent Facility
    Friday, January 28, 2011
    GHENT, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and executives of North American Stainless (NAS) to announce the company’s plans to invest $10 million for increased peeled bar production plus $20 million for additional equipment upgrades in its Ghent facility. The expansion, which is the company’s ninth since it began operations in Kentucky in 1990, will also add 10 new jobs at the plant.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Hitcents.com and PGXL to Create High-Tech Jobs in Bowling Green and Louisville
    Thursday, January 27, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced two job-creation projects, Hitcents.com Inc., in Bowling Green, and Pharmacogenetics Diagnostic Laboratory LLC (PGXL), in Louisville. Combined, the projects will create 29 new high-tech and technical support jobs paying an average annual salary of over $53,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Unveils New Small Business Specialty License Plate
    Thursday, January 20, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 20, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today unveiled a new small business specialty license plate design, created to bring attention to the major role small businesses play in Kentucky’s economy. The design was selected by the Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy, in cooperation with Partners for Entrepreneurial Advancement in Kentucky (PEAK), following a statewide license plate design competition launched last fall.
  • Governor Beshear Hosts Chinese Chamber for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics Delegation
    Tuesday, January 18, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 18, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today welcomed Madam Yao Wenping, Vice President of the China Chamber of Commerce for Import and Export of Machinery and Electronics (CCCME) and a delegation of more than 60 business representatives for a two-day visit to Kentucky. The group chose Kentucky as one of three stops on their U.S. mission, which is part of China President Hu Jintao’s U.S. visit taking place Jan. 19-21. CCCME chose Kentucky in part for its shared goal to increase global business connections.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Custom Data Processing to Expand in Frankfort
    Thursday, January 13, 2011
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 13, 2011) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and executives of Custom Data Processing (CDP) to announce the expansion of the company’s Frankfort facility. The software development company will add 18 new jobs and invest more than $400,000 as a result of the expansion.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Olin Brass to Move Company Headquarters to Louisville
    Wednesday, December 22, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 22, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced GBC Metals LLC, doing business as Olin Brass, will establish its new headquarters in Louisville. The move will create up to 39 new full-time, professional jobs over the next several years in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces American Howa Kentucky to Expand in Bowling Green
    Thursday, December 16, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced American Howa Kentucky Inc., an automotive supplier, will expand its Bowling Green operation, creating 86 new jobs. The nearly $11.5 million investment will entail the addition of 56,000 square feet to the company’s existing 138,000 square-foot facility located in the Kentucky Transpark.
  • Governor Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of HFL Sport Science Laboratory in Lexington
    Tuesday, December 14, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and executives of HFL Sport Science Inc. to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s new laboratory in Lexington. Located at 1745 Alysheba Way,,the facility will provide drug surveillance, doping control and research to equine and other sports industries. The lab, which represents a more than $4 million investment, will create 48 new jobs, including 25 high-tech positions, paying an average salary of over $47,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Bexion and Vivorte to Create High-Tech Jobs in Northern Kentucky and Louisville
    Friday, December 10, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced two job-creation projects, Bexion Pharmaceuticals LLC, in Covington, and Vivorte LLC, in Louisville. Combined, the projects will create 14 new high-tech and technical support jobs paying an average annual salary of over $70,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Launch of Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit Program
    Monday, December 06, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2010) - Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the Kentucky Small Business Investment Credit (KSBIC) program, part of the Governor’s Incentives for a New Kentucky (INK) legislation, will start accepting applications in January 2011. The KSBIC program is designed to spur job creation by providing a nonrefundable state income tax credit to small businesses.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Launch of Kentucky Export Initiative
    Friday, December 03, 2010
    SOMERSET, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Somerset to announce the launch of the Governor’s Kentucky Export Initiative, an initiative designed to increase exporting activity among small and medium-sized businesses. The statewide program, which is loosely modeled on the National Export Initiative announced earlier this year, will leverage the existing efforts of Kentucky’s leading international trade organizations, as well as create new opportunities for education and market exploration.
  • Governor Beshear Commemorates Corning’s $186 Million Expansion in Harrodsburg
    Friday, December 03, 2010
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (Dec. 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) in Harrodsburg to officially commemorate the company’s more than $186 million expansion in Kentucky. The specialty glass and ceramics company announced its plans to expand its Harrodsburg operation in early August. Already an employer to several hundred Kentuckians, Corning will add 80 new full-time jobs as a result of the project.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Louisville Life Science Company to Produce Equine Drug
    Monday, November 29, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that CreoSalus, a Louisville life science company, has obtained Federal Drug Administration approval for its subsidiary, Thorn BioScience, to produce and market an equine drug. SucroMate™ Equine is only the eighth new animal health drug approved by the FDA this year and the first of its kind to be developed and manufactured in Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Bando USA in Bowling Green
    Friday, November 19, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Bando USA, a manufacturer of power transmission products for the automotive and industrial markets, will expand its Bowling Green operation. The project will entail the creation of 15 new jobs and a capital investment of more than $7 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Kentucky Files Notice of Intent to Apply for More Than $15.4 Million in Federal Funding to Support Small Business Credit Programs
    Friday, November 19, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Kentucky has filed a Notice of Intent to Apply for $15,487,998 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Treasury for state small business lending programs. The funds, which are part of the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010, will be used to facilitate increased private lending to Kentucky’s small businesses.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Charles Deweese Construction Company in Simpson County
    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Charles Deweese Construction Company will expand in Simpson County, adding 50 new jobs and investing $500,000 in the community. The project will diversify business opportunities and expand the company’s headquarters to include commercial construction projects.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Tractor Supply Company to Locate New Distribution Facility in Simpson County
    Thursday, November 18, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Tractor Supply Company (TSC) in Franklin to announce the company will construct a new 840,000 square-foot distribution facility to service the mid-eastern United States. The new location project will create 216 new jobs within three years of operation and represents a capital investment of more than $53.1 million in the Commonwealth.
  • 2010 Small Business Connections Forum Series Makes Final Stop in Northern Kentucky
    Monday, November 15, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2010) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the Northern Kentucky Area Development District (ADD) to host the 2010 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum. The forum, which will be the last in the 2010 series, will take place in Erlanger on Dec. 9.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Associated Warehousing to Expand in Murray
    Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 10, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a $1.6 million investment by Associated Warehousing to expand its Murray facility. The company is adding 84,000 square feet to its operation for a total of 210,000 square feet of distribution space.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Toyo Seat USA in Fleming County
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Toyo Seat USA in Flemingsburg to announce the company will expand its operations. The automotive supplier is investing more than $4.7 million and creating 33 new jobs.
  • New Kentucky Jobs Come Wrapped in a Tiffany Blue Box®
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined John Petterson, senior vice president of Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) to announce the company’s decision to locate a jewelry manufacturing facility in the heart of central Kentucky. Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry and Commerce Lexington President and CEO Bob Quick also took part in the announcement, which will bring 125 additional jobs to the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Martinrea Hopkinsville to Reinvest in Christian County Plant, Retain Hundreds of Jobs
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Martinrea Hopkinsville in Christian County to announce the company will invest nearly $13.7 million in its Hopkinsville plant, allowing the company to strengthen its client base, increase efficiencies and maintain its current 438 employees.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Shiloh Industries, Inc. to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Bowling Green
    Wednesday, November 03, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Nov. 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Shiloh Industries, Inc. in Bowling Green to announce the company will locate a new manufacturing plant in the community. The new plant is projected to create 60 new job opportunities within three years of operation and will entail a more than $9.9 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces More Than 200 Companies Approved Through New Economic Development Incentive Programs
    Thursday, October 28, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2010) –Gov. Steve Beshear today announced more than 200 companies have received preliminary approval through one or more of Kentucky’s new or expanded economic development incentive programs. The business incentive programs, which include the Kentucky Business Investment Program (KBI), the Kentucky Reinvestment Act (KRA) and the Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA), are a result of Gov. Beshear’s Incentives for a New Kentucky (INK) legislation passed during the 2009 Extraordinary Session of the Kentucky General Assembly.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion and Startup of Two Lexington Companies
    Thursday, October 28, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Newberry today announced two job-creation projects in Lexington, the expansion of Illinois Tool Works (ITW) and the startup of Escent Technologies. Together, the projects will create 23 new full-time jobs and entail a combined investment of more than $1.6 million in the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces ZoomEssence to Create 20 New Jobs in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, October 28, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced ZoomEssence Inc., a start-up research and development firm, will invest $1 million to further develop its patented intellectual property relating to the creation of liquid quality flavors and ingredients in a powder form. The project will create 20 new jobs in Northern Kentucky, eleven of which are considered high-tech and technical support jobs paying an average annual salary of approximately $67,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Returns from Successful Economic Development Trip to India
    Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 26, 2010) –Gov. Steve Beshear and First Lady Jane Beshear, along with Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes, returned Friday optimistic about a successful, seven-day economic development trip to India. The delegation visited New Delhi and Mumbai last week as part of the state’s first official visit to the country.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Major Expansion by ZF Steering Systems LLC Will Create Hundreds of New Jobs
    Thursday, October 21, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 21, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced ZF Steering Systems LLC will undergo a major expansion in Northern Kentucky, investing $95.8 million over the next three years. The growth is a result of increased demand for the company’s new and existing products and involves constructing two new buildings and creating 374 new full-time jobs over the next three years at its facility in Florence, Ky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Fischbach USA to Make Nearly $8.7 Million Investment in Elizabethtown Facility
    Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 20, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Fischbach USA, a world leader in supplying plastic packaging to sealant and adhesive customers, will invest nearly $8.7 million in its Elizabethtown plant. The project, which was aided by a state incentive program encouraging companies to reinvest in Kentucky facilities, will result in increased facility capacity and efficiency, allowing the company to remain competitive and maintain its 76 employees. The investment will also entail the addition of a new food packaging product line.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development Seeks Additional Proposals that Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives
    Tuesday, October 19, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2010) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has issued a third Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of awarding approximately $250,000 in competitive funding for energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives.
  • Governor Beshear to Make Economic Development Trip to India
    Thursday, October 14, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 14, 2010) – In a strategic effort to increase both trade and investment opportunities between Kentucky and one of the world’s fastest growing economies, Gov. Steve Beshear will depart this Friday for a seven-day economic development trip to India. The trip will be the first to India by a sitting Kentucky Governor and is intended to showcase the unlimited opportunities Kentucky offers to Indian investors and to connect with key Indian and U.S. business organizations.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Celebrate Grand Opening of GSI Commerce Customization Facility in Louisville
    Monday, October 11, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Muñoz and officials from GSI Commerce Inc. to commence the grand opening of the company’s new customization facility in Louisville. The new center, which will be located at 9205 National Turnpike, will create more than 800 seasonal jobs in Louisville this holiday season.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Participate in Ribbon Cutting for Signature HealthCARE’s National Headquarters in Louisville
    Monday, October 11, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct, 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Signature HealthCARE LLC, a long-term healthcare facility operator to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s national headquarters in Louisville. The company announced its move from Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. to Louisville this past March.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging to Expand, Create 100 New Jobs in Glasgow
    Monday, October 11, 2010
    GLASGOW, Ky. (Oct. 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Glasgow to announce Integrated Pharmaceutical Packaging will expand, creating 100 new jobs and investing more than $5.1 million in the Commonwealth. The pharmaceutical packaging company will occupy an existing 106,000 square-foot facility, located at 40 Aberdeen Drive, where it will convert bulk medication into unit of use and unit dose-sized packaging specified by its customers.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Dorman Products to Expand Distribution Center in Gallatin County
    Friday, October 08, 2010
    WARSAW, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Dorman Products in Warsaw to announce the company will expand, investing nearly $9.3 million to add 177,800 square feet of space to its existing distribution center. The expansion will also result in the creation of 80 new full-time jobs, bringing its total employment to 260 in Gallatin County.
  • Governor Beshear Tours GE Aviation’s Madisonville Plant, Touts Company’s Lighting Retrofit
    Monday, September 27, 2010
    MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Sept. 27, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear along with Energy and Environment Cabinet Secretary Len Peters and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today visited General Electric’s (GE) Aviation Division in Madisonville to view the results of the company’s recent lighting retrofit investment project. GE Aviation was awarded $200,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to replace old, inefficient lighting with advanced energy efficient fixtures.
  • Governor Beshear Announces SBIR-STTR Grants for Kentucky High-Tech Small Businesses
    Wednesday, September 22, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced awards totaling more than $1.8 million to seven Kentucky high-tech companies as part of a Kentucky initiative to attract and support technology-based small businesses. Through the state’s competitive SBIR-STTR Matching Funds program, Kentucky matches federal SBIR-STTR awards received by Kentucky companies or those willing to relocate to Kentucky. This seventh round of state awards supplements more than $2.4 million in federal funding made to the firms.
  • First Lady Jane Beshear Announces Location of United States Equestrian Federation’s Equine Drug Testing and Research Lab in Lexington, Partnership with University of Kentucky
    Friday, September 17, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2010) – Already the site of the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games, First Lady Jane Beshear today announced Lexington will be the location of the United States Equestrian Federation’s (USEF) Equine Drug Testing and Research Laboratory. USEF will relocate the specialized equine drug testing facility from Ithaca, NY later this year, creating a dozen specialized new jobs and a capital investment of nearly $1.5 million to the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Hitachi Automotive Products USA to Significantly Increase Scope of Expansion in Harrodsburg
    Thursday, September 16, 2010
    HARRODSBURG, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and company officials from Hitachi Automotive Products (USA) in Harrodsburg to announce the company will significantly increase the scope of its originally planned expansion. The company, which announced plans to expand its Harrodsburg plant following the Governor’s economic development trip to Japan last fall, anticipates investing an additional $48 million for a total investment of $68 million. Additionally, Hitachi expects to increase the number of new jobs by 44, for a total of 145 new jobs over the next three years.
  • Governor Beshear, Gerdau Ameristeel Announce $25 Million Investment in Calvert City Steel Mill
    Wednesday, September 15, 2010
    CALVERT CITY, Ky. (Sept. 15, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and officials from Gerdau, through its subsidiary Gerdau Ameristeel, today joined community leaders in Calvert City to announce the company will make a $25 million investment in its steel mill, marking its largest capital investment in five years. The funds will be used to install a new re-heat furnace at the plant, with construction slated for completion by the end of 2012. The project also allows the company to retain its 139 existing employees.
  • Governor Beshear, Congressman Rogers Announce New Jobs Coming to Monticello with Expansion of Senture Connect
    Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    MONTICELLO, Ky. (Sept. 8, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined United States Congressman Hal Rogers, community leaders and officials from Senture Connect to announce the company’s plans to expand its contact center in Monticello. The privately held Limited Liability Company will create up to 222 new, full-time jobs over the next several months as a result of the project and invest more than $7.9 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for Bruss North America’s Corporate Headquarters Expansion in Russell Springs
    Thursday, September 02, 2010
    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2010) – Joined by company and community leaders, Gov. Steve Beshear today participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commence the expansion of Bruss North America’s corporate headquarters in Russell Springs. The German-owned company, which specializes in the manufacturing of sealing systems for transmissions and engines, has invested $10 million and is currently in the process of adding more than 100 new jobs at the plant.
  • Governor Beshear Announces First Security Bank of Owensboro to Expand Headquarters, Create 25 New Jobs
    Wednesday, September 01, 2010
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (Sept. 1, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Owensboro to announce the expansion of First Security Bank of Owensboro’s headquarters operation. The project will entail the creation of 25 new full-time jobs and a capital investment of nearly $4.3 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Start up and Expansion of Two Kentucky Research and Development Companies
    Thursday, August 26, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced two research and development companies will create 25 new jobs and invest nearly $2.4 million in the Commonwealth. Remington Arms Company Inc., the nation’s oldest continuously operating manufacturer of shotguns, rifles and ammunition, will invest $1.5 million to locate part of its firearms research and development into its Elizabethtown facility. The expansion will create 15 new jobs, 13 of which are considered high-tech and technical support jobs with an average annual salary of approximately $59,500, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Olympic Steel Inc. to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Mount Sterling
    Thursday, August 26, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 26, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Olympic Steel Inc., a national metals service center, will locate its new manufacturing facility in Mount Sterling. The company has purchased a 100,000 square-foot facility, located at 3379 Owingsville Road, to perform plate burning, machining, forming and shot blasting. The facility, which is expected to be operational during the first quarter of 2011 and create up to 20 new jobs, represents a phased capital investment of $11.2 million.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Magna Car Top Systems in Bowling Green
    Monday, August 23, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Bowling Green to announce the expansion of Magna Car Top Systems, a supplier of roof systems for the automotive industry . The company -- a division of Magna Steyr, which is an operating group of Magna International -- will invest more than $950,000 in new equipment, retooling and facility modifications, and create 30 new jobs as a result of the expansion.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for MVR’s New Manufacturing Facility in Frankfort
    Wednesday, August 18, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Frankfort for a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony commemorating MVR’s new manufacturing facility in Franklin County. The company announced in May its plans to invest more than $9.2 million in a new Frankfort operation and hire 360 employees within two years.
  • Governor Beshear Launches Small Business License Plate Design Competition
    Friday, August 13, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced an initiative to help raise awareness of the impact of small businesses in Kentucky, launching a design competition for a specialty small business license plate. The competition, which begins today and runs through Wednesday, Nov.10, 2010, is open to any small Kentucky-based business with 50 or fewer employees, at least one of which must be a Kentucky resident.
  • Governor Beshear Announces $3.35 Million in Industrial Facility Retrofit Grants Awarded to Three Kentucky Companies
    Thursday, August 12, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the award of $3.35 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to three Kentucky companies. The funding will be used for energy efficiency upgrades in existing Kentucky industrial facilities.
  • Governor Beshear Announces SCA to Expand in Bowling Green
    Wednesday, August 11, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the expansion of SCA’s North American Personal Care operations in Bowling Green. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held today at the Bowling Green plant among state, local and company officials to celebrate the expansion, which entails a $50 million investment and the creation of up to 65 new full-time positions over the coming years. SCA’s Bowling Green manufacturing operation currently employs 180 Kentuckians.
  • Governor Beshear Announces H.B. Fuller Company to Expand in Paducah
    Friday, August 06, 2010
    PADUCAH, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Paducah to announce the expansion of H.B. Fuller Company, a leading worldwide manufacturer and marketer of adhesives, sealants, paints and other specialty chemical products. The company plans to add a new line of equipment to its 280,000 square-foot specialty adhesive producing facility, creating 11 new jobs and investing $825,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Heaven Hill Distilleries in Bardstown
    Thursday, August 05, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 5, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced an expansion at Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. in Bardstown. Due to an increase in demand for the company’s Bourbon and American Whiskeys, Heaven Hill is expanding its barrel storage and aging operations in Nelson County with the construction of two new Bourbon barrel storage warehouses, or rickhouses. The project entails a capital investment of $4.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Major Investment by Corning in Harrodsburg
    Tuesday, August 03, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 3, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a major expansion by Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) in Harrodsburg, Ky. Corning, a world leader in specialty glass and ceramics, plans to invest more than $186 million to expand its Harrodsburg operation, creating 80 new full-time jobs. The company currently employs several hundred people in Harrodsburg.
  • Governor Beshear Announces NHK of America Suspension Components to Make Significant Investment in Bowling Green
    Monday, August 02, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 2, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced NHK of America Suspension Components (NASCO) will make a more than $10 million investment in its Bowling Green plant, allowing the company to upgrade its equipment and maintain its existing 206 employees.
  • Governor Beshear Announces nGimat Opening Lab Facility in Lexington
    Thursday, July 29, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 29, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced nGimat LLC, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based nGimat Co., is establishing a new lab facility in Lexington. The company plans to initially invest more than $740,000 and will create 18 new high-tech jobs over three years, paying an average salary of $58,500, followed by an additional 50 full-time jobs in production and administrative positions.
  • Governor Beshear Celebrates Expansion of Fruit of the Loom in Bowling Green
    Thursday, July 22, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (July 22, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited the Bowling Green Fruit of the Loom operation to celebrate the near completion of the company’s expansion of its world headquarters facility. The expansion includes the relocation of all sales, marketing and management support operations for its subsidiaries of Russell Brands LLC and Vanity Fair Brands LP from Atlanta and Alpharetta, Ga. and Alexander City, Ala.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Briggs & Stratton to Reinvest in Murray Plant, Retain More Than 640 Full-Time Jobs
    Monday, July 19, 2010
    MURRAY, Ky. (July 19, 2010) –Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community and company officials in Murray to announce an investment of more than $35.5 million by Briggs & Stratton Corporation, a manufacturer of air-cooled gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment. The company is planning significant renovations over the next three years that will allow them to sustain a competitive global market position and ultimately retain its more than 640 full-time employees.
  • Kentucky surges ahead in efforts to help build domestic battery industry
    Friday, July 16, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 16, 2010) – Governor Steve Beshear announced today that respected battery industry veteran Dr. Ralph Brodd has been selected to lead the Kentucky-Argonne National Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center. The center is a partnership among the Argonne National Laboratory, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America to Retool Calvert City Plant
    Thursday, July 15, 2010
    CALVERT CITY, Ky. (July 14, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Marshall County and company officials at the Sekisui Specialty Chemicals America plant in Calvert City to announce the company will invest more than $2.6 million to retool its acetic acid facility in order to continue operations and productivity at the site. The reinvestment project will allow the company to upgrade its infrastructure and components and retain its 77 existing employees.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Three Economic Development Projects in Henderson
    Wednesday, July 14, 2010
    HENDERSON, Ky. (July 14, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Henderson to announce three economic development projects that will create as many as 30 new jobs, as well as retain an additional 32 jobs in the community. Accompanied by company and community leaders, Gov. Beshear revealed Legacy Plastics will relocate its manufacturing facility from Evansville, Ind. to Henderson, Ky. to accommodate the company’s growth. Additionally, Henderson-based Matrix Composites and Sunrise Tool and Die will expand their operations.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Vogelsang Corporation to Locate New Manufacturing Facility in Georgetown
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 13, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Vogelsang Corporation will relocate its manufacturing operations from Lakewood, NJ to Georgetown, Ky. The new 97,500 square-foot operation, which will be located in the former Johnson Controls facility on Main Street Extended, will create 43 new full-time jobs and represents a capital investment of nearly $3.5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of A. Raymond Tinnerman in Flemingsburg
    Tuesday, July 13, 2010
    FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (July 13, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Fleming County officials and company representatives to announce the expansion of A. Raymond Tinnerman Manufacturing Flemingsburg. The company, which currently supplies products primarily to the automotive industry, will add 28 new jobs to its employment base of 38 and invest approximately $515,000 as a result of the expansion.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Major Expansion and Reinvestment Projects in Owensboro
    Thursday, July 01, 2010
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (July 1, 2010) – Demonstrating the state’s commitment to support its existing industries, Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Owensboro to announce two economic development projects that will create 500 new jobs and retain an additional 296 jobs in the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Ferus Corp. to Locate New Liquid Nitrogen Facility in Letcher County
    Wednesday, June 23, 2010
    JENKINS, Ky. (June 23, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Ferus Corp. and community officials in Jenkins for a groundbreaking ceremony to commence the location of the company’s new liquid nitrogen facility in eastern Kentucky. Ferus specializes in providing integrated solutions to the energy industry for well stimulation, well completions and enhanced oil recovery. The project will create a minimum of 34 new jobs and entail a capital investment of $30.8 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Location of Certified Flux Solutions, Expansion of Corvac Composites in Butler County
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    MORGANTOWN, Ky. (June 22, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Morgantown to announce Certified Flux Solutions (CFS) will locate a new light industrial manufacturing facility in Butler County. Additionally, Corvac Composites, an automotive supplier, will undergo a major expansion of its Butler County facility. The two economic development projects will create a combined 87 new jobs and entail a capital investment of nearly $9 million.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Sun Products to Expand in Bowling Green
    Tuesday, June 22, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 22, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Bowling Green to announce The Sun Products Corporation, a leading North American provider of laundry-care products, will invest approximately $10.77 million to construct a 1.4 million square-foot distribution center. The company, which currently employs nearly 1,000 people in Bowling Green, plans to consolidate its nine existing facilities that are located in or around Bowling Green into a single, larger warehouse and distribution center.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Dometic Corporation to Move Headquarters to Louisville
    Monday, June 21, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (June 21, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced Dometic Corporation will relocate its Americas headquarters operation from Elkhart, Ind., to Louisville, Ky. The move will result in 98 new high-paying, professional jobs for Kentucky and a more than $4.1 million investment.
  • Governor Beshear Announces R.T. Vanderbilt Company to Make Significant Investment in Murray Facility
    Thursday, June 17, 2010
    MURRAY, Ky. (June 17, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Murray to announce R.T. Vanderbilt Company will invest $20 million in its Murray chemical manufacturing operation as part of an expansion that will help the company adjust to current market conditions. The company expects 16 new jobs will also result from the expansion.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Stephens Pipe and Steel in Russell Springs
    Thursday, June 17, 2010
    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (June 17, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Russell Springs to announce the expansion of Stephens Pipe and Steel, a manufacturer of fencing products. The expansion will entail an investment of more than $1.1 million and will create 25 new jobs in the community.
  • Governor Beshear Recognizes New and Expanding Manufacturers in Northern Kentucky
    Thursday, June 10, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 10, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community leaders and officials from several Northern Kentucky manufacturing firms to recognize recent economic development announcements. Seven manufacturing companies have announced expansions of existing operations or have recently relocated to the region since the beginning of this year, which will lead to the creation of 404 new jobs and a total capital investment of more than $28.4 million.
  • 2010 Small Business Connections Forum Series Continues in Madisonville and Mayfield
    Friday, June 04, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 4, 2010) – The Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the Pennyrile and Purchase Area Development Districts (ADDs) to host two Small Business Connections Forums. The first forum will be held on Wednesday, June 16, in Madisonville, followed by a second forum on Thursday, June 17, in Mayfield.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Topura America Fastener in Bowling Green
    Wednesday, June 02, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 2, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Bowling Green to announce the expansion of Topura America Fastener. A manufacturer of automotive and industrial fasteners, Topura America Fastener will add 30 new jobs in phases over the next three years, bringing their total employment at the Bowling Green plant to 95. Additionally, the company will invest $9.34 million as a result of the expansion and continual improvement in processes and technology.
  • Ischemia Care LLC Awarded Funding for Stroke Detection Technology
    Thursday, May 27, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 27, 2010) – Governor Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the award of up to $100,000 in state funding for Ischemia Care LLC, an Ohio company that is relocating to Northern Kentucky. The state funding was approved today by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) through the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Investment Pool. Ischemia Care anticipates creating seven new high-tech jobs paying an average salary of $60,000.
  • Governor Beshear Announces ASC Incorporated to Expand in Lexington
    Thursday, May 27, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 27, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of ASC Incorporated, a supplier of specialty-vehicle body systems and assemblies, in Lexington. The project will create 10 new jobs in the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Lubrizol Advanced Materials to Invest $40 Million, Retain 79 Jobs in Calvert City
    Friday, May 21, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 21, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced Lubrizol Advanced Materials, a specialty chemical company, will invest approximately $40 million in its Calvert City plant, allowing the company to meet increasing customer demand and secure the jobs of its 79 employees.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon Cutting for LabDx in Lexington
    Thursday, May 20, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 20, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Lexington for a ribbon cutting at Laboratory and BioDiagnostics LLC (LabDx), a start-up high-tech firm specializing in testing and delivery of laboratory results to electronic medical record systems. LabDx recently began operations in Lexington and expects to create 65 new full-time, high-tech and technical support jobs with an average annual wage of approximately $50,000, exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Groundbreaking for Jim Beam Expansion in Frankfort
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 19, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined officials from Beam Global Spirits & Wine Inc., to formally commence the expansion of the company’s Frankfort plant. When completed in the fall of 2011, the more than $28 million expansion will double the facility’s production size and capacity and bring 120 new jobs to the area.
  • Governor Beshear Honors Kentucky Small Businesses
    Wednesday, May 19, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 19, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized the contributions and achievements of several Kentucky businesses and advocates by presenting four companies with the U.S. Small Business Administration Awards. Additionally, Gov. Beshear helped to induct eight businesses into the Kentucky Small Business Development Center’s 2010 Pacesetter Business Recognition Program. The awards were made at the Governor’s Mansion as part of Small Business Day in Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Galmont Consulting to Locate Software Testing Facility in Lexington
    Friday, May 14, 2010
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 14, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community officials and company representatives from Galmont Consulting on the University of Kentucky (UK) campus in Lexington to announce the location of a new software testing center. Galmont Consulting will hire 90 new, full-time employees in Lexington and plans to form a partnership with the UK’s College of Engineering to hire and train computer science graduates.
  • Governor Beshear Announces More Than $787,000 in Lighting Retrofit Grants Awarded to Four Kentucky Companies
    Thursday, May 13, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 13, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the award of more than $787,000 in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding to four Kentucky companies. The funding will be used to replace old, inefficient lighting with advanced energy efficient fixtures in existing Kentucky commercial facilities.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Amneal Pharmaceuticals to Expand in Glasgow
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced Amneal Pharmaceuticals LLC will expand its Glasgow operation. The pharmaceutical company, which currently employs 35 Kentuckians, will create 48 new jobs and invest more than $6.6 million as a result of the project.
  • Governor Beshear and Remington Arms, a Freedom Group Company, Announce Expansion in Graves County
    Tuesday, May 11, 2010
    HICKORY, Ky. (May 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Hickory to announce the expansion of Remington Arms Company, one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The company will add 100 new jobs to the Graves County facility and invest $5 million as a result of the project over the next three years.
  • Governor Beshear Announces 3M Company to Reinvest in Cynthiana Plant, Retain More Than 500 Jobs
    Thursday, April 22, 2010
    CYNTHIANA, Ky. (April 22, 2010) -- Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community and company officials at the Cynthiana 3M plant to announce the company will invest $4.2 million in new equipment, allowing 3M to bring in new products and retain its more than 500 current employees. 3M has also indicated that the new equipment could position the plant for future packaging opportunities that would lead to additional jobs.
  • Cabinet Awards $100,000 in Prizes to State University Students in Business Plan Competition
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 21, 2010) – In the third annual statewide business plan competition held by the Cabinet for Economic Development, 18 teams of university students earned a combined $100,000 in prizes and awards for developing concepts and plans for new business ventures.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development to Hold Third Annual Student Business Plan Competition
    Friday, April 16, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2010) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development will host the third annual competition to identify some of the best student entrepreneurs in the state. The “Idea State U” competition involves graduate and undergraduate students attending Kentucky’s public universities. The event provides cash awards to student teams that develop the best business plans and business concepts based on their ideas for innovative products and services.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Megasite Certification of 1,551-Acre Industrial Site in Glendale
    Monday, April 12, 2010
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (April 12, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited the 1,551-acre site located in Glendale to announce the site has been certified as a CSX Megasite. The certification was made by McCallum Sweeney Consulting, a leading site selection consulting firm based in Greenville, S.C.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Country Oven Bakery in Bowling Green
    Thursday, April 08, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 8, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Bowling Green to announce the expansion of Country Oven Bakery. The company, which is owned by The Kroger Co., will add 33 new jobs at the Bowling Green facility and invest more than $10.6 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Mine Shields to Begin Manufacturing Operations in Garrard County
    Wednesday, April 07, 2010
    LANCASTER, Ky. (April 7, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Garrard County to announce Mine Shields LLC, a newly created company, will begin manufacturing mine refuge chambers in Lancaster. The start-up company will create at least 35 new full-time jobs in the community and invest more than $3 million as a result of the project.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Worldcolor in Simpson County
    Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (April 6, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Worldcolor and community officials in Simpson County to announce the expansion of Worldcolor’s facility in Franklin, Ky. The Franklin expansion will create 135 new full-time jobs and entail a capital investment of more than $9.7 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Encourages Entrepreneurship, Small Business Growth with Expansion of Kentucky Micro Enterprise Loan Program
    Tuesday, April 06, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 6, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development officials today announced the expansion of the Kentucky Micro Enterprise Loan Program, ensuring entrepreneurs in all 120 Kentucky counties will have access to a microloan program.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Kentucky Chrome Works to Start Up Manufacturing Operations in Hart County
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (March 31, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Horse Cave to announce Kentucky Chrome Works, an automotive supplier, will begin manufacturing operations in Hart County. The start-up project will create 80 new full-time jobs and result in a more than $2.6 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Economic Development Grant to Help Create 52 New Jobs in Lebanon
    Wednesday, March 31, 2010
    LEBANON, Ky. (March 31, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Department for Local Government Commissioner Tony Wilder today joined community and company officials in Marion County to announce a $1 million Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to the city of Lebanon. The grant will benefit Angell-Demmel North America Corp., a Tier 1 manufacturer of decorative trim products for the automotive industry, bringing more than 50 new jobs and an investment in excess of $4.8 million to the Commonwealth.
  • 2010 Small Business Connections Forum Series Kicks Off in Russell Springs
    Friday, March 26, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 26, 2010) – The Cabinet for Economic Development is kicking off its 2010 Small Business Connections Forum Series in Russell Springs on Thursday, April 22. The free conference will provide an opportunity for business owners in the Lake Cumberland Area Development District to learn about federal, state and local resource organizations that provide financing, marketing and other services to help small businesses grow.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Gator Made to Expand in Somerset
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    SOMERSET, Ky. (March 25, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Somerset to announce the expansion of Gator Made Inc. A manufacturer of utility trailers, goosenecks and cargo trailers, Gator Made will create 15 new full-time jobs and invest $300,000 in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces SIS Holding Company to Expand, Create 15 New High-Tech Jobs in Lexington
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of SIS Holding Company, a privately owned technology solution provider headquartered in Lexington for more than 25 years. The project will create 15 new high-tech jobs with an average annual wage of $80,000, exclusive of benefits. Additionally, SIS will invest $5.5 million in the Commonwealth as a result of the expansion.
  • High-Tech Paducah Company Awarded $150,000 to Develop Barge Monitoring Technology
    Thursday, March 25, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 25, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the award of up to $150,000 from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Pool to Paducah-based Waterway Innovations. The award, which was preliminarily approved by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA), will assist the company in developing two monitoring systems that relay vital information to barge owners and operators.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Raytheon Missile Systems in Louisville
    Wednesday, March 24, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 24, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Raytheon Missile Systems to announce the expansion of the company’s Louisville operation. The company plans to add 30 new full-time jobs and invest more than $3 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Cabinet’s Bluegrass State Skills Corporation to Host Workforce Training Workshops
    Monday, March 22, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 22, 2010) – In an effort to familiarize Kentucky business and industry representatives with state workforce training program guidelines, the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) will conduct seven training sessions across the state during April.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Caldwell Tanks in Louisville
    Friday, March 19, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 19, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of Caldwell Tanks in Louisville. The company, which manufactures steel storage tanks, will create 15 new jobs as a result of the expansion and invest $3.9 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Kentuckiana Curb in Louisville
    Tuesday, March 16, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 16, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined company officials at Kentuckiana Curb to announce the expansion of the company’s Louisville operation. Kentuckiana Curb manufactures a variety of product through metal fabrication processes and specializes in metal roof components. The expansion entails the creation of 50 new, full-time jobs and an investment of $2.5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Signature HealthCARE to Move National Headquarters to Louisville, Create Country’s First Long-Term Care Innovation Center
    Monday, March 15, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (March 15, 2010) – Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined officials from Signature HealthCARE LLC, a long-term healthcare facility operator based in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., to announce the company will relocate its national headquarters to Louisville.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Bekaert Corporation in Shelbyville
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 9, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of Bekaert Corporation in Shelbyville. The company, which manufactures drawn steel wire products, will create 10 new jobs as a result of the expansion and invest more than $2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Location of Metalworks Recycle-Reload and Expansion of Owl’s Head Alloys in Bowling Green
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (March 2, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community and business leaders in Bowling Green to announce two economic development projects: the location of Metalworks Recycle-Reload and the expansion of Owl’s Head Alloys. The new and expanding manufacturing projects will create a combined 50 new jobs and represent a more than $5.1 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Major Expansion for Bremner Food Group in Princeton
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010
    PRINCETON, Ky. (March 2, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Princeton to announce the expansion of Bremner Food Group, the nation’s largest supplier of private label cookies and crackers. Bremner Food Group, a subsidiary of Ralcorp Holdings, will install new production lines, relocate production lines from other facilities and increase its warehouse space to handle increased capacity. The expansion project will result in 111 new full-time jobs and represents an investment of $62.1 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Brings Economic Development News to Paducah
    Tuesday, March 02, 2010
    PADUCAH, Ky. (March 2, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined community and business leaders in Paducah to make three positive economic development announcements for the community. The first is the expansion of Paducah & Louisville Railway’s headquarters operation. The full-service, 265-mile regional railroad will construct a new administrative facility, creating 10 new full-time jobs and investing more than $4.2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Two Start-Up Energy Firms to Receive Funding from Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund
    Monday, March 01, 2010
    SOMERSET, Ky. (March 1, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced two Kentucky companies have been awarded a combined $530,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures Fund. The state program provides public funds to promising, early-stage Kentucky companies developing and commercializing alternative fuels and renewable energy technologies.
  • Governor Beshear Promotes Kentucky’s Aluminum Industry, Announces Incentive Approval for Rio Tinto Alcan in Sebree
    Friday, February 26, 2010
    HENDERSON, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Rio Tinto Alcan’s aluminum smelter in Sebree to tout the state’s aluminum industry and promote future opportunities for the industry in Kentucky. Gov. Beshear was joined by officials from Rio Tinto Alcan, one of only a handful of aluminum smelters remaining in the United States, and representatives of the Kentucky Aluminum Network, a not-for-profit membership organization of Kentucky aluminum producers.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Funding Award to Lexington Biotech Company
    Thursday, February 25, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the award of $120,000 from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Investment Pool to Lexington-based ParaTechs Corporation. The biotechnology company, which is a client of the Lexington Innovation and Commercialization Center, creates products used for protein production for use in vaccines and therapeutics. ParaTechs anticipates creating seven new high-tech jobs paying an average annual salary of at least $55,000.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Startup of Three New Companies in Louisville
    Tuesday, February 23, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined company officials from TRAX Mechanical Systems, Liberty Processing and Services Innovation and Bio Pharma Logistics, all startup companies, to announce they will begin operations in Louisville. The new projects will result in a combined 145 new jobs and nearly $13.5 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Grindmaster-Cecilware in Louisville
    Tuesday, February 16, 2010
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined Grindmaster-Cecilware officials in Louisville to announce the expansion of the company’s 116,000 square-foot facility. Grindmaster-Cecilware anticipates creating 33 new, full-time jobs and will invest more than $1.6 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Chegg.com to Locate New Warehousing and Distribution Operation in Shepherdsville
    Thursday, February 11, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development officials today joined company and community leaders in Shepherdsville to announce the location of Chegg.com’s newest warehousing and distribution operation.
  • Governor Beshear calls for fair treatment for Toyota as they address safety concerns
    Wednesday, February 10, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2010) – Citing Toyota’s long history as an exemplary corporate citizen in Kentucky and other states, Gov. Steve Beshear challenged Washington lawmakers to give the automaker “a responsible and fair response from the federal government” as Congress prepares to hold hearings on the automaker’s safety recalls. Gov. Beshear initiated conversations with governors, which resulted in a letter to federal lawmakers, signed by Gov. Beshear and three other governors with Toyota operations in their states.
  • Governor Beshear Commemorates Grand Opening of Blackhawk Composites Manufacturing Facility in Morgantown
    Monday, February 01, 2010
    MORGANTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet officials today joined company and community leaders in Morgantown to commence the grand opening of Blackhawk Composites, Inc. a startup manufacturer of advanced aerospace composite parts. Gov. Beshear announced Blackhawk Composites’ plans to begin manufacturing operations in Butler County last October resulting in 20 new jobs initially, growing to 30 within the first year. The project also represents a more than $1.5 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Polyair Corporation’s Expansion at Bardstown Facility
    Monday, February 01, 2010
    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear joined company and local officials today in Bardstown to cut the ribbon for an expansion at Polyair Corporation, bringing new jobs and investment to the community.
  • Bowling Green and Lexington High-Tech Companies Awarded Funding for Medical Technologies
    Thursday, January 28, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 28, 2010) – Two Kentucky high-tech companies were awarded a combined $275,000 in funding today from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Investment Pool. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) approved Xhale Inc. and Connected Patients LLC for state funding of up to $175,000 and $100,000 respectively to assist in the expansion of the companies. The two projects are anticipated to create a combined 21 new high-tech jobs.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development Seeks Proposals that Promote Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Initiatives
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 27, 2010) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has issued two Request for Proposals (RFP) for the purpose of awarding up to $4,350,000 in competitive funding for projects that introduce and demonstrate advanced energy savings and clean energy technologies in industrial, commercial and manufacturing facilities located in Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces SBIR-STTR Grants for Kentucky High-Tech Small Businesses
    Monday, January 25, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 25, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that nine Kentucky high-tech companies will share nearly $2.2 million in state funds as part of a Kentucky initiative to attract and support technology-based small businesses. Through the state’s competitive SBIR-STTR Matching Funds program, Kentucky matches federal SBIR-STTR awards received by Kentucky companies or those willing to relocate to Kentucky. This round of state awards supplements more than $6 million in federal funding made to the firms.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Polyair Corporation to Expand Bardstown Facility
    Tuesday, January 12, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 12, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced new jobs are coming to Bardstown with the expansion of Polyair Corporation.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Akebono Corporation Headquarters in Elizabethtown
    Monday, January 11, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 11, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced new, professional jobs are coming to Elizabethtown with the expansion of Akebono Brake Corporation’s headquarters. Joined by Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes, community leaders and company officials, Akebono Corporation said it would add 70 new jobs to its administrative offices as a result of discussions between Gov. Beshear and Akebono Corporation officials in Japan during the governor’s October 2009 economic development trip.
  • Governor Beshear Announces more than 400 Jobs Saved at Curtis Maruyasu America in Marion County
    Thursday, January 07, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Jan. 7, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear today visited Curtis Maruyasu (MARY’-oss) America, an automotive industry supplier, in Lebanon, Ky., to announce that jobs for 416 Kentucky families will be saved because of the state’s efforts to retain Kentucky’s existing industry. Curtis Maruyasu America will retool its Marion County facility, investing nearly $11 million and preserving 416 jobs.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Wild Turkey Distillery in Lawrenceburg
    Tuesday, January 05, 2010
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (January 5, 2010) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced Kentucky-based Rare Breed Distilling will construct a new 20,000 space barrel storage warehouse at its Wild Turkey® distillery in Lawrenceburg. This new project will add to Wild Turkey’s storage capacity for its maturing whiskey products and will entail a nearly $2.3 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Price Solutions to Expand, Create Jobs in Greenup County
    Tuesday, December 15, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 15, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced Price Solutions LLC will expand its manufacturing operation to produce MAC Security Portals and other modular products in Greenup County. The project will create 20 new jobs and represents a more than $1.7 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce GE to Bring a Second New Production Line to Louisville’s Appliance Park
    Monday, December 14, 2009
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2009) – In his fight to create new jobs for the Commonwealth of Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and company officials at General Electric (GE) to announce the company’s plans to implement high-end, energy-efficient front load washer and dryer manufacturing at the Louisville Appliance Park. More than 430 new jobs would be created and an investment of over $80 million would be made by GE to bring the new product line to Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Lexington Pharmaceutical Company
    Monday, December 14, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development representatives today joined community and company officials to announce Lexington-based Summit Biosciences, a specialty pharmaceuticals business and client of the Lexington Innovation and Commercialization Center, will expand its operation creating 22 new jobs and investing over $5 million in the Commonwealth. Seventeen of the projected new jobs are high-tech positions with an average annual salary of more than $64,000.
  • Governor Beshear Announces NTSG, Inc. to Establish Staging and Warehousing Operation in Lexington
    Friday, December 11, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 11, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced NTSG, Inc., a provider of outsourced advanced optical network integration services to the communications industry, will open a new facility in Lexington. The newly established operation will create 10 new full-time jobs with an average annual wage of $58,000 including benefits and result in a $1.4 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Start up of Kentucky Copper in Morgantown
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    MORGANTOWN, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development representatives today joined community and company officials in Butler County to announce India-based Chandra Proteco Ltd. will start up a manufacturing operation in Morgantown under the name Kentucky Copper Inc. The new company will create 106 new jobs and invest nearly $32 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Funding for Federal Battery Laboratory
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the approval of state funding of up to $3.5 million for the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center in Lexington. The state funds, which were approved by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Pools, will be matched with up to $3.5 million in federal funds.
  • Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Hundreds of New Jobs Possible Thanks to New Incentive Programs
    Thursday, December 10, 2009
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson to announce that innovative state business incentive programs could help create more than 1,100 new jobs and maintain another 1,400 jobs in Kentucky.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Newly Merged RecoverCare, LLC to Locate Corporate Headquarters in Louisville
    Tuesday, December 08, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (December 8, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced that RecoverCare, LLC has chosen Louisville as the location for the consolidated company’s new headquarters. This announcement follows the completion of a merger-of-equals transaction to combine Radnor, Pennsylvania-based RecoverCare and Louisville-based MedaSTAT in August 2009.
  • SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES MAKES FINAL 2009 STOP IN LEXINGTON
    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 19, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with the Bluegrass Area Development District (ADD) and the Kentucky Small Business Development Center as the Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum series makes its final stop of the year in the host city of Lexington, Ky., on Tuesday, December 1.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES CONTINUES IN LOUISVILLE
    Thursday, November 19, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 13, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the KIPDA Area Development District (ADD) as the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum series travels to the host city of Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, November 19.
  • Governor Beshear Announces New World Flooring to Start-up Manufacturing Operation in Clinton County
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the start up of New World Flooring, Inc., a manufacturer of flooring lumber and parts, in Albany, Ky. The company will create approximately 30 new full-time jobs and invest over $3 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Beam Global Spirits & Wine to Increase Operations at Two Kentucky Distilleries
    Tuesday, November 17, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced Beam Global Spirits & Wine will expand its operations in Kentucky. A longstanding first family of Bourbon, the Jim Beam distilleries in Frankfort and Clermont, Ky., will begin production of DeKuyper® cordials and other spirits currently bottled outside of Kentucky.
  • Kentucky High-Tech Small Businesses Receive SBIR-STTR Grants
    Monday, November 16, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 16, 2009) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced five Kentucky high-tech companies will share over $1.3 million in state funds as part of a Kentucky initiative to attract and support technology-based small businesses by matching federal awards the companies have received. The awards supplement over $24 million in federal funding made to the firms, including Louisville Bioscience, which established operations in Kentucky specifically because of the program.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES CONTINUES IN LOUISVILLE
    Friday, November 13, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 13, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the KIPDA Area Development District (ADD) as the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum series travels to the host city of Louisville, Ky., on Thursday, November 19.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Hitachi Automotive Products (USA) to Expand, Bring Advanced Fuel System Production to Harrodsburg
    Tuesday, November 10, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (November 10, 2009) – Joined by officials from Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the company will expand its Harrodsburg operation, adding a new advanced fuel system production line to the plant. Furthermore, the expansion could also result in an additional product line for hybrid electric products in the near future.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of INFAC Corporation in Campbellsville
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 29, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced INFAC Corporation, a leading producer and worldwide supplier of mechanical cables and electronic components for the automotive industry, will add manufacturing capabilities to its distribution and sales center in Taylor County. The expansion will entail a $530,000 investment and will create an additional 20 jobs in the community.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Blackhawk Composites to Start-up Manufacturing Facility in Morgantown
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 29, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced Blackhawk Composites, Inc., a start-up manufacturer of advanced aerospace composite parts, will begin manufacturing operations in Butler County. The project entails the creation of 20 new jobs initially, growing to 30 within the first year, and a more than $1.5 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Two Kentucky High-Tech Companies Awarded Funding for Expansions
    Thursday, October 29, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 29, 2009) – The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) today awarded two high-tech Kentucky companies, Louisville Bioscience, Inc., and Laboratory and BioDiagnostics, LLC, (LabDx), state funding of up to $250,000 each from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Investment Pool. The companies are anticipated to create a combined 36 new high-tech jobs at an average annual salary of over $64,000.
  • Governor Beshear Announces The Standard Group to Invest, Add Capacity at Jeffersontown Plant
    Wednesday, October 07, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 7, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced The Standard Group, a privately held folding carton converter, will invest $3.2 million in its Jeffersontown manufacturing operation in an effort to add capacity and increase efficiencies.
  • Governor Beshear, First Lady, Secretary Hayes to Make Economic Development Trip to Japan and China
    Thursday, October 01, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (October 1, 2009) – In the past two decades, the Far East has become a source of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment for Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Retention of Hundreds of Jobs at Berry Plastics in Franklin
    Tuesday, September 29, 2009
    FRANKLIN, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today joined company and community officials in Franklin to announce the retention of 460 Kentucky jobs at Berry Plastics.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Print Fulfillment Services in Louisville
    Thursday, September 24, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 24, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of Louisville-based Print Fulfillment Services, Inc. The proposed expansion will entail a more than $2.1 million investment in the Commonwealth and will add 20,000 square-feet to its existing 100,000 square-foot facility.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES CONTINUES IN FLATWOODS
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 16, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the FIVCO Area Development District (FADD) as the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum series travels to the host city of Flatwoods, Ky., on Thursday, October 8.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES MAKES ITS NEXT STOP IN HAZARD
    Wednesday, September 16, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 16, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the Kentucky River Area Development District as the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum series travels to the host city of Hazard, Ky., on Thursday, September 24.
  • Governor Beshear cuts ribbon on life science accelerator building
    Thursday, September 10, 2009
    COVINGTON, Ky. (September 10, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined state and local officials to mark the opening of a life science accelerator building that provides offices and laboratory space for start-up biotechnology companies developing anti-cancer drugs, genetic tests and medical instruments. The building will also serve as the new U.S. headquarters for bioLOGIC Corporation, a global life science accelerator company with offices worldwide. bioLOGIC, one of the owners of the facility, has already helped bring several biotech companies to Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces National Office Furniture to Retool Ohio County Plant
    Thursday, September 03, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (September 3, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes today announced National Office Furniture, a business unit of Kimball International Inc., will invest over $4.5 million in its Fordsville manufacturing plant in an effort to implement new “green” technology in its products and processes.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Wolf Steel USA, Inc. in Grant County
    Monday, August 24, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 24, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the expansion of Wolf Steel USA, Inc., a Grant County manufacturer of stoves, fireplaces, parts and accessories. The company will add 72,150 square feet to their existing 39,000 square-foot facility to increase warehousing, distribution and manufacturing space.
  • Governor Beshear Recognizes Kentucky High-Tech Award Recipients
    Monday, August 17, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today recognized more than 50 Kentucky researchers and high-tech entrepreneurs who have recently received funding from the Commonwealth. Since 2001, Kentucky has awarded more than $72 million through its high-tech programs, which have helped create more than 450 new high-tech companies, and deliver over 3,000 new high-paying and high-tech jobs for Kentuckians.
  • Governor Beshear publicly signs landmark business incentives bill
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (Aug. 12, 2009) – Accompanied by community and business leaders in Owensboro, Gov. Steve Beshear today took part in a bill signing for House Bill 3, which includes new and expanded business incentive programs to encourage job growth and capital investment in Kentucky.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Innovative Workflow Technologies to Locate in Henderson
    Wednesday, August 12, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 12, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Henderson to announce the location of Innovative Workflow Technologies (IWT). The company plans to locate its new development and data center facility near the Henderson City-County Airport, creating 40 new full-time jobs and investing over $2 million in the Commonwealth.
  • Larry Hayes named Secretary for Economic Development
    Friday, August 07, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 7, 2009)—Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the appointment of Larry Hayes as Secretary of Kentucky’s Economic Development Cabinet. Hayes, who is currently Secretary of Gov. Beshear’s Executive Cabinet, has served as interim economic development cabinet secretary since last September.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Florida Tile to Relocate Corporate Headquarters to Kentucky
    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 30, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the relocation of Florida Tile, Inc.’s corporate headquarters from Lakeland, Fla., to Lexington, Ky. The move will bring the company’s corporate offices in close proximity to its manufacturing plant and national distribution center located in Lawrenceburg, Ky.
  • CABINET AWARDS FUNDING FOR KENTUCKY HIGH-TECH COMPANIES
    Thursday, July 30, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 30, 2009) – The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) today awarded two Kentucky companies a combined total of up to $250,000 from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s High-Tech Investment Pool. The projects are anticipated to create a combined 16 new, high-tech jobs at an average annual salary of over $50,000.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES CONTINUES IN MAYSVILLE
    Thursday, July 16, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 16, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in the Buffalo Trace Area Development District (BTADD) as the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum series travels to Maysville on July 23.
  • Kentucky Opens New Round of Funding for High-Tech Small Businesses
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 1, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the opening of a fourth round of funding for Kentucky’s SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program. Kentucky’s high-tech small businesses that have received federal grants for their research and development can apply for matching state funds through July 31, 2009, through the Cabinet for Economic Development.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of EQT Corporation’s Regional Headquarters in Pikeville
    Thursday, June 25, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 25, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today announced EQT Corporation, an integrated energy company with divisions focused on natural gas production transmission and distribution, will expand their regional headquarters in Pikeville. The project will result in the creation of 100 new jobs in the Commonwealth with an average annual wage of over $55,000.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Presidium, Inc. in Somerset
    Monday, June 22, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 22, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the expansion of Presidium, Inc., a provider of IT and student service desk solutions to higher education institutions, in Somerset. The company will invest over $8.3 million in the Commonwealth and create approximately 200 new full-time jobs as a result of the expansion.
  • Governor Beshear Unveils Economic Incentives Legislation
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 10, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today unveiled details of his economic incentives legislation, intended to modernize the state’s economic development capabilities. The proposed legislation will be sponsored by Rep. Tommy Thompson of Owensboro.
  • Governor Beshear Participates in Ribbon-Cutting for Flowers Foods Bakery in Bardstown
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 10, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet officials today joined Bardstown and Nelson County leaders and officials from Flowers Foods in a ribbon-cutting event celebrating the opening of Flowers Baking Co. of Bardstown. The new 197,000-square-foot bakery is located in the Nelson County Industrial Park.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES CONTINUES IN RUSSELLVILLE & CAVE CITY
    Friday, June 05, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 5, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several economic development organizations in south central Kentucky as the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum Series travels to the Barren River Area Development District. The first forum will be held Wednesday, June 10, in Russellville, followed by a second forum on Thursday, June 11, in Cave City.
  • Governor Beshear Announces TMS Automotive, LLC to Begin Operations in Bowling Green
    Tuesday, June 02, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 2, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today announced TMS Automotive, LLC will establish a new operation in Bowling Green. The start-up automotive company will offer value-added manufacturing to customers in the region including Metalforming and Dana Corporation.
  • General Electric to build hybrid electric water heater in Kentucky
    Monday, June 01, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 1, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today applauded General Electric’s (GE) decision to build its new line of energy-efficient, hybrid electric water heaters in Louisville, creating approximately 420 jobs.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Expansion of Safetran Systems Corp. in Crittenden County
    Thursday, May 28, 2009
    MARION, Ky. (May 28, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community leaders in Crittenden County to announce the expansion of one of its corporate citizens. Safetran Systems Corporation, part of the Invensys Group, a worldwide leader in railroad crossing technology and crossing warning systems, will invest up to $2.8 million into its Marion facility, creating approximately 150 new jobs in the Commonwealth over the next few months.
  • Gov. Beshear to Recruit Biotech Companies at BIO 2009 Convention
    Tuesday, May 19, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 19, 2009)—Gov. Steve Beshear will travel Tuesday for a three-day economic development trip to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) international convention, which is being held this year in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Governor Beshear Announces KHI Foods, Inc. to Locate New Facility in Owenton
    Friday, May 15, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 15, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today announced KHI Foods, Inc. will locate a wholesale food manufacturing facility in Owen County. The project will create 32 new jobs and represents a capital investment of over $1.6 million in the Commonwealth.
  • HOW MUCH WOOD COULD A SAWMILL SELL IF A SAWMILL WOULD SEEK HELP?
    Wednesday, May 13, 2009
    FRANKFORT, KY (May 13, 2009) – With the help of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, a Monroe County sawmill has seen an explosion in exports of its hardwood lumber to China. Exports are under way to Mexico as well.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF SABERT CORPORATION IN BULLITT COUNTY
    Thursday, May 07, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 7, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Bullitt County to commemorate the grand opening of Sabert Corporation’s new manufacturing facility. Sabert Corporation, which manufactures disposable plastic food packaging, has constructed a new 250,000 square-foot facility on approximately 72.25 acres in Bullitt County.
  • KENTUCKY’S ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS RANKS 5TH NATIONALLY IN SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
    Wednesday, May 06, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 6, 2009) – Site Selection magazine (www.siteselection.com), a leading international economic development publication, has ranked Kentucky 5th in the United States in its 2008 Annual Competitiveness Award, which is featured in the May 2009 issue.
  • Gov. Beshear Announces Expansions of Two Kentucky Distilleries
    Thursday, April 30, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2009) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Sazerac North America today announced the expansion of two Kentucky distilling operations, located in Frankfort and Owensboro. The expansions represent a combined investment of nearly $28 million and will result in approximately 89 new full-time jobs in the Commonwealth.
  • CABINET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AWARDS FUNDING FOR TWO KENTUCKY HIGH-TECH COMPANIES
    Thursday, April 30, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2009) – The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) today granted two Kentucky companies a total of up to $220,000 from the Cabinet for Economic Development through its High-Tech Investment Pool. The projects are anticipated to create a combined 14 new high-tech jobs in the commonwealth.
  • 2009 SMALL BUSINESS & ENTREPRENEURIAL FORUM SERIES KICKS OFF IN BARBOURVILLE
    Thursday, April 23, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 23, 2009) – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several organizations across the Commonwealth to kick off the 2009 Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum Series. The first event will be held Thursday, April 30, in Barbourville within the Cumberland Valley Area Development District.
  • Cabinet for Economic Development Awards $100,000 in Matching Funds
    Tuesday, April 21, 2009
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 21, 2009)– Transposagen Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., has been awarded $100,000 from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program aimed at supporting the commonwealth’s high-tech companies.
  • KENTUCKY CABINET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO LAUNCH ANNUAL BUSINESS MAGAZINE
    Tuesday, December 23, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is launching a new centerpiece to its marketing strategy – the Kentucky Economic Development Guide. The multi-media magazine will be utilized year-round to promote economic growth and vitality in Kentucky to reach prospective new and expanding businesses, prospective new residents and employees.
  • COCA-COLA ENTERPRISES TO LOCATE NEW INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT CENTER IN LOUISVILLE
    Monday, December 15, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Interim Sec. Larry Hayes, in partnership with Mayor Jerry Abramson and the city of Louisville, today announced that Coca-Cola Enterprises (NYSE: CCE) will locate its new Information Technology (IT) Development Center in Louisville.
  • CABINET AWARDS FUNDING FOR KENTUCKY HIGH-TECH COMPANIES AND MATCHING FUNDS PROGRAM
    Thursday, December 11, 2008
    FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) today granted three Kentucky companies and the Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) a combined total of up to $3.9 million from the High-Tech Investment Pool, which is administered by the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Department of Commercialization and Innovation.
  • SMALL BUSINESS FORUM TO BE HELD IN FRANKFORT
    Monday, December 01, 2008
    Free conference designed to help local businesses plug into resources FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several organizations to offer a dynamic Small Business & Entrepreneurial Connections Forum in Frankfort on Thursday, December 4.
  • Governor Beshear breaks ground on Fuel Total Systems facility in Marion County
    Wednesday, November 19, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2008)– Gov. Steve Beshear and Cabinet for Economic Development officials today joined company and community leaders in Marion County to break ground on the future home of Fuel Total Systems. The Japanese-owned automotive supplier will create 100 new full-time jobs and represents a $38 million investment in the commonwealth.
  • Governor, Mayor: Ford Plans Additional $200 Million Investment at Two Louisville Plants
    Thursday, October 30, 2008
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 30, 2008) – Ford Motor Company plans an additional $200 million investment at its two Louisville manufacturing plants under an amended incentive package approved this morning by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF NPR MANUFACTURING KENTUCKY IN BARDSTOWN
    Tuesday, October 07, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials to celebrate the grand opening of NPR Manufacturing Kentucky in Bardstown. The $48.7 million Japanese investment is NPR’s first manufacturing facility in the commonwealth. The company anticipates creating 150 jobs at full employment.
  • AMERICAN HOWA KENTUCKY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF BOWLING GREEN FACILITY
    Thursday, October 02, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Governor’s Executive Cabinet Secretary and Cabinet for Economic Development Interim Secretary Larry Hayes today joined company and community officials to announce the expansion of American Howa Kentucky, Inc. (AHK) in Bowling Green. The company, which just celebrated their grand opening in March, will create another 24 new jobs in the commonwealth.
  • Governor Beshear Announces Fuel Total Systems to Locate in Marion County
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2008) – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes today announced the location of Fuel Total Systems, a Japanese-owned automotive supplier, to Lebanon, Ky. Gov. Beshear and Secretary Hayes met with company officials during their recent economic development trip to Japan. The project will result in 100 new full-time jobs in the commonwealth.
  • SMALL BUSINESS TOWN HALL FORUM TO BE HELD IN PIKEVILLE
    Monday, September 29, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is partnering with several organizations to offer a dynamic Small Business Connections Town Hall Forum in Pikeville on Thursday, October 16.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF MESSIER-BUGATTTI USA’S NEW FACILITY IN NORTHERN KENTUCKY
    Friday, September 26, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and local officials in Boone County to commemorate the grand opening of Messier-Bugatti USA’s newest facility, doubling the size of its initial plant. A global manufacturer of wheels, brakes and advanced carbon-carbon heatsinks used in aircraft braking systems, the expansion will allow the company to manufacture its products using the most advanced technology available in the world.
  • Gov. Beshear announces 4,000 new jobs coming to Simpson County
    Monday, August 25, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 25, 2008) — Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced that Integrity Automotive, LLC has chosen Simpson County as the location to construct a new $84 million facility that will be used to manufacture low-speed electric vehicles.
  • Fluortubing USA to Expand Campbellsville Operations, Moving Production from Holland
    Thursday, August 14, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (August 14, 2008) – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced Fluortubing USA, a manufacturer of Polytetrafluoraethylene (Teflon®) plastic tubing, has committed to move part of its manufacturing operations to Campbellsville-Taylor County from its subsidiary company, Fluortubing B.V. of Utrecht, The Netherlands.
  • Governor Steve Beshear announces $500,000 Economic Development Bond High-Tech Grant to Matrix Engineering in Paducah
    Friday, August 01, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear today announced a $500,000 Economic Development Bond High-Tech Grant from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development for Paducah business, Matrix Engineering PLLC. Matrix, a supplier of petroleum coke feed equipment for the pulp and paper industry, will add $500,000 of its own money to the grant to expand its customer base and expects to bring 20 new high-tech jobs averaging salaries of more than $50,000 to western Kentucky over the next three years.
  • Governor Beshear announces funding awards of more than $1 million from state energy fund to seven Kentucky companies
    Thursday, July 31, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. –Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today the names of seven Kentucky companies awarded a combined $1,150,000 in funding from the Kentucky New Energy Ventures, a state program that administers public funds for investment in promising renewable and alternative energy companies in the commonwealth. The $5 million fund, established legislatively under the name, “Kentucky Alternative Fuel and Renewable Energy Fund Program,” was created by the state’s General Assembly under House Bill 1 during the 2007 Extraordinary Session.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR ANNOUNCES PLIANT CORPORATION TO EXPAND MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN DANVILLE
    Wednesday, July 30, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced Pliant Corporation, a leading producer of value-added film and flexible packaging products for personal care, medical, food, industrial and agricultural markets, will invest $1.9 million to expand its Danville manufacturing facility, creating approximately 60 new jobs in the community with an average hourly wage of $20.87 exclusive of benefits.
  • Governor Beshear Announces DESA Heating Products to Expand to Bowling Green Facility, Move Production Back From China
    Wednesday, July 16, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2008) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company and community officials in Bowling Green to announce DESA Heating Products, LLC is moving manufacturing production from China back to its Warren County facility. The shift in operations will expand the company’s Bowling Green workforce and create a capital investment of over $6.4 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR ANNOUNCES KENTUCKY TRAILER RELOCATION AND EXPANSION IN LOUISVILLE
    Wednesday, July 02, 2008
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 2, 2008) – Governor Steve Beshear, joined by Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson and University of Louisville President Dr. James Ramsey, today announced the expansion of a longstanding Louisville business. Kentucky Trailer will relocate from its current site at 2601 South Third Street to a new location in Riverport. The move will allow the company to retain its existing 286 jobs in Louisville and ultimately create new manufacturing jobs in the community as the economy and trailer industry improve.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR ANNOUNCES RANCHO POULTRY TO LOCATE FOOD PROCESSING FACILITY IN LEBANON
    Tuesday, July 01, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced the location of Rancho Poultry LLC to Marion County. The food processor will create approximately 250 new employment opportunities as a result of the project, investing over $43 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR BESHEAR ANNOUNCES INFAC CORPORATION TO OPEN DISTRIBUTION AND SALES CENTER IN CAMPBELLSVILLE
    Tuesday, July 01, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced INFAC Corporation, a leading producer and worldwide supplier of mechanical cables and electronics components for the automotive industry, will locate its distribution and sales center in Taylor County. The project, which will employ approximately 75 people within two years of operation, will support North American original equipment manufacturers (OEMs).
  • Governor Beshear, Secretary Hindman to Make Economic Development Trip to Japan
    Friday, June 06, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 6, 2008) – Gov. Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman will depart Sunday for an economic development trip to Japan. The trip will mark the first visit by Gov. Beshear to Japan as Governor. Joining the Governor and Sec. Hindman will be First Lady Jane Beshear who is Secretary of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, Governor’s Executive Cabinet Secretary Larry Hayes, Commissioner J.R. Wilhite, of the Department for New Business Development, and Commissioner George Burgess, of the Department for Existing Business Development. Joining the delegation is Alston Kerr. Ms Kerr is Chair of the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the World Games 2010 Foundation, Inc.
  • SAFEAUTO INSURANCE COMPANY TO LOCATE NEW CONTACT CENTER IN SOMERSET
    Thursday, June 05, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced that SafeAuto Insurance Company is bringing new jobs to Somerset. The company will expand its sales and customer service capacity by establishing a new contact center and backup data center to service customers nationwide.
  • OUTSTANDING KENTUCKY SMALL BUSINESSES TO BE RECOGNIZED
    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Twelve of Kentucky’s small businesses will be honored today as the first inductees in the Pacesetter Business Recognition Program, a new initiative designed to recognize small businesses that have made a significant impact in their community and region. The following businesses will be recognized at a special Kentucky Celebrates Small Business event in Frankfort:
  • CABINET AWARDS NEARLY $100,000 IN PRIZE MONEY TO STATE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS IN BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION
    Wednesday, April 23, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – As part of its inaugural statewide business plan competition, the Cabinet for Economic Development has awarded nearly $100,000 in prize money to state university students who conceived or developed plans for 15 new Kentucky companies.
  • CABINET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT’S PROCUREMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAM TO HOST NATIONAL CONFERENCE
    Friday, April 04, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program (KPAP), a business assistance program of the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Department for Existing Business Development, will serve as host for the upcoming Association of Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (APTAC) Annual Conference. The 23rd Annual Conference will be held on April 7-10, 2008, at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Lexington.
  • KENTUCKY RANKS 10TH IN NATION FOR NUMBER OF NEW AND EXPANDING INDUSTRY PROJECTS IN 2007
    Monday, March 03, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The tally for Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup ranking is in, placing Kentucky 10th in the nation for new and expanded industry activity in 2007. The ranking is based on a state’s total number of qualified projects as tracked by Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant database. Kentucky has the smallest population of any state ranked in the Top 10.
  • WABASH NATIONAL® CORPORATION TO LOCATE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN SIMPSON COUNTY
    Thursday, February 28, 2008
    FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced that Wabash National® Corporation (NYSE; WNC), one of the leading manufacturers of semi trailers in North America, will build a new manufacturing facility in Franklin. The project is expected to result in up to 460 new full-time jobs within two years of project completion.
  • TWO KENTUCKY COMPANIES GRANTED FUNDING FROM CABINET’S HIGH-TECH INVESTMENT POOL
    Thursday, February 28, 2008
    FRANKFORT, KY – The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) today granted two Kentucky companies a combined total of up to $969,000 from the High-Tech Investment Pool administered by the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Department of Commercialization and Innovation.
  • Kentucky’s University Students to Compete in New Statewide Business Plan Competition
    Tuesday, February 05, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is conducting a competition to find the best young entrepreneurs in the state. The competition, called "Idea State U", is aimed at students attending Kentucky's public universities, and will provide cash rewards to student teams who develop the best business plans and business concepts based on innovative products and services.
  • THREE COMPANIES GRANTED FUNDING FROM CABINET’S HIGH-TECH INVESTMENT POOL
    Thursday, January 31, 2008
    FRANKFORT, KY – At a meeting held earlier today, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority granted three Jefferson County companies a combined total of up to $891,000 in funding from the High-Tech Investment Pool administered by the Cabinet for Economic Development.
  • PACIFIC PULMONARY SERVICES TO LOCATE NEW CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER IN LEXINGTON
    Thursday, January 31, 2008
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Steve Beshear and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced home respiratory therapy provider Pacific Pulmonary Services will locate a customer care center in Lexington. The company will create over 200 full-time positions, while investing over $1.6 million in central Kentucky.
  • THREE CENTRAL KENTUCKY COMPANIES GRANTED FUNDING FROM CABINET’S HIGH-TECH INVESTMENT POOL
    Thursday, December 13, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – At a meeting held earlier today, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) granted three central Kentucky companies a combined total of up to $1,055,000 in funding from the High-Tech Investment Pool administered by the Cabinet for Economic Development.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER WELCOMES FLOWERS FOODS INC. FACILITY TO BARDSTOWN
    Friday, November 16, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced the location of a bakery subsidiary of Flowers Foods Inc., a leading producer and marketer of packaged bakery foods in the United States, to Nelson County. The company will invest $52 million in the commonwealth, creating 145 new, full-time jobs with an average annual wage of approximately $39,000, within two years of project completion.
  • KENTUCKY’S BUSINESS CLIMATE RANKED 8TH BEST IN NATION BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
    Thursday, November 01, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s efforts to make Kentucky a great place for business has again received national acclaim.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER MAKES IT OFFICIAL – PEABODY ENERGY, CONOCOPHILLIPS TO EVALUATE SITES EXCLUSIVELY IN KENTUCKY
    Monday, October 29, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today joined Rick Bowen of Peabody Energy in making the highly anticipated announcement that Kentucky Syngas LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Peabody Energy Corp., has narrowed its focus exclusively to Kentucky as it evaluates sites for a $3 billion synthetic natural gas facility.
  • ALLTECH ANNOUNCES PLANS TO LOCATE NEW RURAL COMMUNITY BIOREFINERY IN SPRINGFIELD
    Thursday, October 25, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary John Hindman joined Alltech President and Founder Dr. Pearse Lyons at a press conference today to announce the company’s plans to construct a 10-million gallon, self-sustaining biorefinery in Washington County.
  • LEXINGTON-BASED COMPANY ANNOUNCES EXPANSION OF HEADQUARTERS
    Thursday, October 25, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Lexington-based Delta T Corporation, doing business as Big Ass Fans, today announced the expansion of its headquarters in Fayette County. The company, which designs and manufactures large ceiling fans, will invest $17.3 million and create 51 additional full-time jobs in the commonwealth within two years of completion.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER PARTICIPATES IN OPENING OF SEKISUI S-LEC AMERICA IN WINCHESTER
    Tuesday, October 09, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today participated in the grand opening of Sekisui S-Lec America LLC in Winchester. The Japanese company, which manufactures interlayer film and sound acoustic film for automotive glass use, is investing more than $43 million in its plant, which is creating 80 jobs.
  • HALTON CO. TO EXPAND PLANT IN ALLEN COUNTY
    Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced that Halton Co., which manufactures commercial ventilation systems, will invest $2.2 million to expand its plant in Scottsville. The expansion will create up to 60 jobs.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER CELEBRATES OPENING OF TOYOTA BOSHOKU AMERICA HOME OFFICE IN ERLANGER
    Thursday, September 20, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today joined officials of Toyota Boshoku America in celebrating the grand opening of the company’s North America home office in Erlanger.
  • NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION SELECTS KENTUCKY FOR PARTICIPATION IN POLICY ACADEMY
    Monday, September 17, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s efforts to support entrepreneurs have received a boost from the National Governors Association (NGA) Center for Best Practices.
  • ASPEN COMPRESSOR LLC OPENS MINI-COMPRESSOR MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN SOMERSET
    Friday, September 14, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Cabinet for Economic Development officials today joined community leaders from Pulaski County to celebrate the opening by Aspen Compressor LLC of a mini-compressor manufacturing plant in Somerset. The $18 million project is expected to create 40 high-tech jobs and more than 200 jobs in all.
  • COMPASS AIRLINES TO BUILD HANGAR, MAINTENANCE CENTER AT LOUISVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
    Friday, September 14, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet secretary, Robbie Rudolph, and Cabinet for Economic Development officials today joined in an announcement that Compass Airlines will build an aircraft hangar and maintenance center at Louisville International Airport. The project will create up to 70 full-time jobs with an annual payroll in excess of $3 million.
  • FLORIDA TILE CELEBRATES GRAND OPENING OF PORCELAIN PLANT IN LAWRENCEBURG
    Thursday, September 13, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s chief of staff, Stan Cave, and Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner George Burgess today joined with community and legislative leaders in Anderson County to celebrate the grand opening of Florida Tile’s new porcelain plant in Lawrenceburg. Also present at today’s event was the Consul General of Italy, Carlo Romeo, underlining the importance of the project.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES HOMECARE PRODUCTS TO OPEN MANUFACTURING PLANT IN UNION COUNTY
    Monday, September 10, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet officials were in Union County today for an announcement that Homecare Products Inc., a designer and maker of wheelchair ramps, will open a manufacturing plant in the Morganfield Industrial Park.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER, PLASTICWARE LLC ANNOUNCE RESTORATION OF JOBS, PRODUCTION IN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY
    Thursday, September 06, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development officials today joined business and government leaders of Rockcastle County and representatives of Plasticware LLC to celebrate the grand opening of the company’s plant at Mount Vernon. The new operation, which revives a plant closed less than six months ago, represents a $16 million investment in the commonwealth.
  • CENTRIFUGAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC. CELEBRATES OPENING OF EXPANSION AT MAYFIELD FACILITY
    Tuesday, September 04, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Cabinet for Economic Development officials joined today with leaders from Graves County and representatives of Centrifugal Technologies, Inc. in Mayfield for a ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the company’s five-year anniversary and the completion of its recent expansion project.
  • BRUSS NORTH AMERICA BREAKS GROUND ON EXPANSION OF PRODUCTION FACILITY IN RUSSELL COUNTY
    Thursday, August 09, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s chief of staff, Stan Cave, today joined with officials of the Cabinet for Economic Development, the community of Russell County and BRUSS North America to break ground for a $24 million expansion of the company’s industrial facility in Russell County.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES SUB-ZERO WOLF INC. TO LOCATE APPLIANCE MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN RICHMOND
    Tuesday, August 07, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced that a luxury home appliance manufacturer, Sub-Zero Wolf Inc., will locate a new facility in Richmond. The company will create an estimated 100 new, full-time jobs and invest $35.5 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER CELEBRATES ARMSTRONG COAL’S REOPENING OF BIG RUN MINE IN OHIO COUNTY
    Friday, August 03, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher visited Ohio County today to celebrate Armstrong Coal Company’s plans to resume coal production at the dormant Big Run underground mine in Ohio County. The project is expected to create 415 jobs at first and 923 jobs after four years. Average annual wages will be approximately $48,900, and total annual payroll will be more than $45 million on full employment.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES LORD CORPORATION TO EXPAND OPERATIONS IN BOWLING GREEN
    Thursday, August 02, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced that LORD Corp., a global developer and manufacturer of products and technologies for the vehicle and equipment industry, will expand its manufacturing facility in Bowling Green. The $3 million investment will result in up to 80 new full-time jobs.
  • KENTUCKY HIGH-TECH SMALL BUSINESSES GRANTS ATTRACTING NATIONWIDE INTEREST
    Thursday, July 19, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher, who has worked to make Kentucky a leader in supporting innovative small businesses, today announced that 20 Kentucky high-technology “start-ups” will share nearly $1.9 million in state matching funds as part of an initiative to attract and support high-tech small businesses.
  • KENTUCKY RECEIVES SILVER SHOVEL AWARD FROM AREA DEVELOPMENT MAGAZINE FORITS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS
    Friday, July 13, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – For the second year in a row, the editors of Area Development magazine, a leading executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation, are acknowledging those states that have been among the most successful in creating new jobs and securing investments in new and expanded facilities. Kentucky’s efforts are recognized as part of this elite group in the magazine’s June/July issue, earning a Silver Shovel Award in the 3 million to 10 million population category.
  • WIND ENERGY CORPORATION TO LOCATE NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN MORGANTOWN
    Friday, July 13, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today that Wind Energy Corp., a high-tech start-up company founded in April 2007, will locate its manufacturing facility in Morgantown. The company will develop, manufacture and sell unique, next-generation wind turbines to the middle wind market segment.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES AT&T KENTUCKY TO BRING MORE THAN 350 NEW JOBS TO LOUISVILLE
    Wednesday, July 11, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman today announced the decision by AT&T Kentucky to establish a customer care center in Louisville, creating more than 350 jobs in the commonwealth. AT&T expects to invest $1.5 million to accommodate the additional employees and anticipates the new jobs will result in an annual payroll of around $10 million.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES INCENTIVE PACKAGE APPROVED FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY IN LOUISVILLE
    Thursday, June 28, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today the approval of tax incentives for Ford Motor Company under the Kentucky Jobs Retention Act (KJRA). The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the project for up to $66 million over a 10 year period at its meeting earlier today.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY HINDMAN TO MAKE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TRIP TO JAPAN AND CHINA
    Monday, June 04, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and newly appointed Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman will depart Tuesday for an economic development trip that will include Japan and China.
  • LINK-BELT CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT COMPANY ANNOUNCES MAJOR EXPANSION AT ITS CRANE FACILITY IN LEXINGTON
    Friday, June 01, 2007
    Frankfort, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today the decision by Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company to expand its crane manufacturing and support capabilities at the worldwide headquarters in Lexington. The project will ultimately create 120 new jobs and represents a capital investment of over $24 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES INCENTIVE PACKAGE APPROVED FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY IN LOUISVILLE
    Monday, May 28, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today the approval of tax incentives for Ford Motor Company under the Kentucky Jobs Retention Act (KJRA). The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the project for up to $66 million over a 10 year period at its meeting earlier today.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES INCENTIVE PACKAGE APPROVED FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY IN LOUISVILLE
    Monday, May 28, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today the approval of tax incentives for Ford Motor Company under the Kentucky Jobs Retention Act (KJRA). The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the project for up to $66 million over a 10 year period at its meeting earlier today.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES INCENTIVE PACKAGE APPROVED FOR FORD MOTOR COMPANY IN LOUISVILLE
    Monday, May 28, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary John Hindman announced today the approval of tax incentives for Ford Motor Company under the Kentucky Jobs Retention Act (KJRA). The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the project for up to $66 million over a 10 year period at its meeting earlier today.
  • AMERICAN HOWA KENTUCKY BREAKS GROUND ON NEW KENTUCKY TRANSPARK FACILITY IN BOWLING GREEN
    Thursday, May 24, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – American Howa Kentucky, Inc., a leading automotive supplier with a customer base that includes Toyota, Nissan and Honda, today broke ground for a manufacturing facility in the Kentucky Transpark at Bowling Green.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES KENTUCKY’S LARGEST FUEL ALCOHOL PRODUCTION FACILITY START-UP IN LOUISVILLE
    Friday, May 18, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY— Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Acting Secretary Gene Fuqua announced today For the People LLC, has selected Louisville’s Riverport Development Complex as its new home, making it Kentucky’s largest fuel alcohol production facility and sustainable energies complex. The local family corporation and Louisville based design and construction management firm rkm designz, inc. have successfully paralleled their efforts to achieve this goal.
  • WESTERN RIVERS BOAT MANAGEMENT, INC. LOCATES HEADQUARTERS IN PADUCAH
    Thursday, May 17, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Acting Secretary Gene Fuqua announced today that Western Rivers Boat Management, Inc., currently based in Arkansas, will move its company headquarters to Paducah. The project is expected to create 33 new full-time jobs within two years of operation with an average annual wage of more than $54,000.
  • KENTUCKY TO HOST CHINESE TRADE DELEGATION
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky has been chosen to be among a few select U.S. states to host an upcoming delegation of Chinese lumber buyers. Officials from the Cabinet for Economic Development’s International Trade Division will accompany representatives from 10 companies traveling across the state May 16–18, to meet with Kentucky lumber producers.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES CANNON AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS, INC. TO LOCATE IN BOWLING GREEN,
    Tuesday, May 15, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet officials were in Bowling Green today to announce the location of Cannon Automotive Solutions, Inc., an affiliate of The Electromac Group. The company will locate its newest manufacturing operation on approximately 14 acres in Bowling Green’s Kentucky Transpark. The $13.1 million investment is expected to create up to 100 new full-time jobs during the first five years of operation, with an average hourly wage of $17.90.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER APPOINTS JOHN HINDMAN AS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SECRETARY
    Thursday, May 03, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher today announced the appointment of John Hindman, of Louisville, as secretary of the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.
  • MAUER USA ANNOUNCES FIRST U.S. FACILITY IN BOONE COUNTY
    Wednesday, May 02, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY—Mauer USA, LLC, an international plastic injection molding manufacturer, today announced plans to open their first U.S. facility in Boone County, Kentucky in the Greater Cincinnati Metropolitan Area. Mauer USA, LLC has operations in Germany and Poland. This project represents an investment of $10,800,000 and will create a total of 100 new jobs. Mauer expects 85 of these jobs will be filled by Kentucky residents.
  • HOWA USA, INC. ANNOUNCES NEW LOCATION IN BOWLING GREEN
    Wednesday, May 02, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY— Howa USA, Inc. is pleased to announce they will acquire approximately 24 acres in the Kentucky Transpark located in Bowling Green, Kentucky. They plan to construct a new 82,000 square foot facility to manufacture dash insulators, headliners, and other interior products for the automotive industry. The company will also purchase new equipment and upgrade building fixtures for a total projected investment of over $10,000,000. They expect to create 61 new full time jobs as a result of their investment.
  • SELECTION OF THREE FINALISTS FOR SECRETARY OF THE CABINET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
    Tuesday, May 01, 2007
    The Executive Committee of the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board today submitted three candidates for the Secretary of Economic Development to the Governor for final selection as required by statute. The final three candidates were chosen from a list of six that were submitted by The Pace Group, a national executive search consultant group out of Tupelo, Mississipi and Austin, Texas.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER PARTICIPATES IN OPENING OF AKEBONO’S NORTH AMERICAN HEADQUARTERS
    Thursday, April 26, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Ernie Fletcher and Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner J.R. Wilhite joined company and local officials in Hardin County today for the ribbon cutting and opening of Akebono Brake Corporation’s North American Headquarters in Elizabethtown.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER CUTS RIBBON ON NEW MANUFACTURING FACILITY IN LOUISVILLE
    Tuesday, April 24, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. — Governor Ernie Fletcher today joined officials from NHK Spring Co. Ltd. and NHK Spring Precision of America in Louisville to celebrate the opening of a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the Louisville and Jefferson County Riverport.
  • Toyota Boshoku America to Locate in Northern Kentucky
    Tuesday, April 10, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY - Gov. Ernie Fletcher joined the Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Northern Kentucky Tri-ED) and Toyota Boshoku America today in announcing that the company will locate its North American home office in the CirclePort Business Park in Erlanger, Kentucky. “Toyota has a strong presence and has made significant investments in Kentucky with Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. in Erlanger and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky in Georgetown,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “We welcome Toyota Boshoku America’s North American home office to the fold of Toyota companies located in Kentucky.”
  • BLUEGRASS STATE SKILLS CORPORATION (“BSSC”) INCREASES AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY TRAINING
    Friday, March 30, 2007
    The Cabinet for Economic Development today announced that the Bluegrass State Skills Corporation (BSSC) approved revised grant-in-aid training guidelines in response to its increased capacity to fund training grants. These changes, which are effective immediately, are in response to the recent passage of HB536, commonly referred to as the Jobs Retention Act. HB536 provides BSSC with up to $8,000,000 in additional funds for the remainder of this biennium, which is through June 30, 2008, to be used to fund training grants for eligible companies.
  • EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR PARTICIPATES IN PANEL ON "REGULATORY FLEXIBILITY BEST PRACTICES"
    Thursday, March 29, 2007
    Ken Robinson, Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Small Business Advocacy (KCSBA) was recently selected by the National SBA Office of Advocacy to be a panelist for a conference called “Building a Better Small Business Climate: State Regulatory Flexibility Best Practices” held in Kansas City, Missouri on March 28, 2007. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a prestigious research organization dedicated to understanding and promoting entrepreneurship, co-sponsored the event.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES NIFCO INC. TO LOCATE NEW FACILITY IN SHELBYVILLE
    Friday, March 23, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner J.R. Wilhite were in Shelby County today to participate in the announcement of Shelbyville’s newest corporate citizen. Nifco Inc. is a Japan-based manufacturer of plastic injection molded fasteners for the automotive industry. Nifco plans to open an operation that will bring 151 new jobs to the commonwealth and an investment of $14,901,000.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER APPOINTS MEMBER TO THE KENTUCKY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP BOARD
    Monday, March 12, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed Wm. T. “Bill” Robinson III, of Erlanger, to the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board.
  • EDI MEDICAL CUTS RIBBON ON NEW BARREN COUNTY FACILITY
    Tuesday, January 23, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner George Burgess joined company and local officials today to participate in the ribbon cutting ceremony for EDi Medical. The 10,000 square-foot surgical products service facility opened in fall 2006 with a dozen employees and is expected to grow up to 60 employees as the project expands.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES PHARMERICA CORPORATION TO LOCATE ITS CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN LOUISVILLE
    Tuesday, January 23, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today that PharMerica Corporation, a new publicly-traded pharmaceutical company, will locate its corporate headquarters in Louisville, creating 200 new jobs. The company, which is being formed by the combination of AmerisourceBergen Corporation’s and Kindred Healthcare, Inc.’s respective institutional pharmacy businesses, will constitute the second largest national provider of institutional pharmacy services.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES HENDRICKSON USA TO LOCATE NEW FACILITY IN SOMERSET
    Monday, January 22, 2007
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner J.R. Wilhite were in Pulaski County today to participate in the announcement and groundbreaking ceremony for Somerset’s newest corporate citizen. Hendrickson USA, LLC, a supplier of heavy-duty transportation equipment, will open its newest operation in summer 2007, bringing 120 new jobs and more than $24.3 million in investment to the commonwealth.
  • REPORT ON EFFECTIVENESS OF KENTUCKY’S BUSINESS INCENTIVES RELEASED
    Friday, January 19, 2007
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – The first in a series of reports, commissioned by the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board, examining the effectiveness of business incentives in Kentucky was released today. The report, produced by the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) within the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, is the result of a contract between the Partnership Board and CBER, through the Cabinet for Economic Development.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES INPLAST USA TO BRING 110 NEW JOBS TO GRAYSON COUNTY
    Thursday, December 21, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today the location of Inplast USA, LLC in Grayson County. The new operation will produce plastic injected molded components for the automotive and medical markets, creating 110 new jobs and investing $4.7 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES BRIGHTPOINT SERVICES LOCATING IN LOUISVILLE
    Monday, December 11, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today the location of Brightpoint Services, LLC in Louisville. Specializing in wireless distribution and services, the new operation represents another win for Kentucky in the logistics industry. Approximately 154 new jobs will be created as a result of the project.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES METAL SALES MANUFACTURING TO LOCATE CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IN LOUISVILLE
    Thursday, December 07, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Metal Sales Manufacturing Corporation, one of the largest and fastest growing manufacturers of metal roofing and siding materials in the country, will move its corporate headquarters back to Louisville. The project is expected to create 40 new Kentucky jobs at an average annual wage of nearly $60,000.
  • ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CABINET SECRETARY GENE STRONG TO RESIGN POSITION IN JANUARY 2007
    Friday, December 01, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – After 15 years of service to the Cabinet for Economic Development, Secretary Marvin E. “Gene” Strong, Jr. announced today he will resign from his position as Secretary effective January 31, 2007.
  • KENTUCKY FIRST TO MATCH GRANTS TO HIGH-TECH SMALL BUSINESSES
    Thursday, November 16, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s initiative to help Kentucky’s high-tech small businesses spurred the state’s General Assembly last April to fund a program that matches federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) grants to those companies. The program is the first in the United States to specifically match federal SBIR and STTR Phase 2 awards and is part of Kentucky’s plan to offer its high-tech small businesses comprehensive SBIR and STTR funding.
  • TWO KENTUCKIANS TO RECEIVE THE 2006 GOVERNOR’S ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT LEADERSHIP AWARD
    Thursday, November 09, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Tonight, two distinguished Kentuckians will receive the Governor’s Economic Development Leadership Award.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES LOCATION OF AEROSPACE COMPONENT FACILITY IN SOMERSET
    Friday, November 03, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today a new aerospace component manufacturing facility will be established in Somerset to produce aircraft components for Schweizer Aircraft, a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft. Schweizer has entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Summit Aviation, an industry leader in aircraft modification and maintenance technology, to open and operate the facility.
  • KENTUCKY’S BUSINESS CLIMATE RANKED 7TH IN NATION BY SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
    Wednesday, November 01, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky is once again receiving national accolades as a great place for business. Site Selection magazine, a leading international economic development publication, has ranked Kentucky 7th in the nation in its 2006 Annual Business Climate Rankings. The ranking represents a jump from the 9th place position in 2005.
  • CABINET FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT TO RECEIVE AWARDS FOR ITS MARKETING EFFORTS
    Thursday, October 26, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – The Cabinet for Economic Development’s marketing efforts will receive special recognition next week at the Southern Economic Development Council (SEDC) Literature & Promotions Awards Breakfast. A total of five marketing piece submissions will be on display during SEDC’s Annual Conference, which will be held October 28-31, 2006, in Orlando, Florida.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER BREAKS GROUND ON MAJOR EXPANSION FOR DART CONTAINER CORPORATION IN HART COUNTY
    Tuesday, October 24, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner J.R. Wilhite visited Hart County today to break ground on an industrial expansion for Dart Container Corporation. Local and company representatives joined the Governor to celebrate the expansion, which will create 412 new jobs in the state.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES GSI COMMERCE TO LOCATE NEW FULFILLMENT CENTER IN BOONE COUNTY
    Monday, October 23, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today the location decision by GSI Commerce, Inc., a leading provider of e-commerce solutions, to open its fifth Kentucky fulfillment center – this time in Boone County. The project will result in the addition of 500 new full-time jobs for Kentuckians over the next three years.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER PARTICIPATES IN RIBBON CUTTING FOR DATATRAC INFORMATION SERVICES IN WILLIAMSBURG
    Monday, October 16, 2006
    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 be creating and storing digital copies of government files, resulting in more than 250 new jobs in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER TO PROMOTE KENTUCKY AT 2006 RYDER CUP IN IRELAND
    Monday, September 18, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – As Kentucky prepares to play host to the 2008 Ryder Cup, Governor and Mrs. Ernie Fletcher, along with Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong and Tourism Commissioner Randy Fiveash, will lead a delegation to promote Kentucky during the 2006 Ryder Cup in Ireland. This year’s event will be held September 19-24 at the K Club in Straffan, Co. Kildare, near Dublin.
  • NPR MANUFACTURING KENTUCKY BREAKS GROUND FOR NEW FACILITY IN BARDSTOWN
    Friday, September 15, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong were joined by local and company officials today to break ground on the future home of NPR Manufacturing Kentucky’s new facility in Bardstown. The $48.7 million Japanese investment, which was announced in May 2006, will create an initial 50 jobs and approximately 150 jobs within two years of operation.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER PARTICIPATES IN GRAND OPENING OF T. MARZETTI COMPANY, ANNOUNCES LOCATION OF SISTER SCHUBERT’S FACILITY
    Wednesday, September 13, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Commissioner John McCarty were in Hart County today to celebrate the grand opening of T. Marzetti Company’s new 220,000 square-foot facility. Additionally, Governor Fletcher announced that T. Marzetti Company will locate its newest Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls, Inc. facility in Horse Cave, creating 298 new jobs and investing $35 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR’S CHIEF OF STAFF BREAKS GROUND FOR PAN-OSTON EXPANSION PROJECT IN BOWLING GREEN
    Monday, September 11, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Chief of Staff Stan Cave and Economic Development Cabinet Deputy Commissioner George Burgess, along with company and local officials, were in Bowling Green today to break ground for a 105,000 square-foot expansion of Pan-Oston’s manufacturing facility.
  • GOVERNOR FLETCHER ANNOUNCES JOM PHARMACEUTICAL
    Monday, August 21, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Commissioner John McCarty were in Bullitt County today to announce the location of JOM Pharmaceutical Services, Inc., a subsidiary of health care company Johnson & Johnson, and to break ground at the site of the company’s new approximately 325,000 square-foot pharmaceutical distribution center. The project will create about 100 full-time jobs and represents an initial investment of nearly $15.5 million in machinery and equipment in the facility.
  • KENTUCKY’S WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS RANKED AMONG TOP 10 IN NATION
    Tuesday, August 15, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky’s workforce training programs have once again received high marks in Expansion Management magazine’s annual survey of industrial site selection consultants. For the fourth consecutive year, Kentucky has ranked in the Top Ten, placing eighth in the magazine’s most recent issue.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER ANNOUNCES MONUMENTAL EXPANSION OF UPS INTERNATIONAL HUB IN LOUISVILLE
    Wednesday, May 17, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – At a monumental event today in Louisville, Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong were joined by local and legislative leaders in Louisville today to announce that United Parcel Service (UPS) will expand its Worldport facility, creating 1,284 new full-time jobs and 3,787 new part-time jobs. The expansion represents a more than $1 billion investment in the commonwealth, making it the second largest single investment by UPS in Kentucky.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Selection of Bullitt County for “Geek Squad City” Computer Repair Site
    Monday, May 08, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong today announced the selection of Bullitt County (Hillview) for the computer repair site operated by Geek Squad, the nation’s leading computer support task force and Best Buy subsidiary. Called Geek Squad City, the site is expected to create up to 550 new full-time jobs this year and an investment of $8.7 million in the commonwealth.
  • KENTUCKY’S ECONOMIC COMPETITIVENESS SCORES HIGH MARKS
    Wednesday, May 03, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Site Selection (www.siteselection.com), a leading international economic development publication, has ranked Kentucky 4th in the United States for the second year in a row in its 2006 Annual Competitiveness Award. The benchmark that measures state economic development agencies' competitiveness -- the most important factor in an agency's ability to attract capital investment and expand economic activity in the state -- is regarded by corporate real estate analysts as “the industry scoreboard”.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER ANNOUNCES GOURMET EXPRESS TO LOCATE IN GREENVILLE
    Tuesday, April 25, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher joined officials from Muhlenberg County and the city of Greenville today to announce the location of Gourmet Express LLC. The company will invest $7.3 million in the commonwealth to move its manufacturing operation from Gridley, Illinois, creating 200 new Kentucky jobs within two years.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces $1 Million Grant to Kentucky-Based Alltech
    Wednesday, April 12, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Showing a commitment to “advanced agriculture,” specifically in the field of nutrigenomics, Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today the award of a $1 million grant to Alltech to assist in building its Center for Animal Nutrigenomics and Applied Animal Nutrition.
  • KENTUCKY-GROWN TECHNOLOGIES ON DISPLAY AT BIO 2006
    Wednesday, April 12, 2006
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – A high-tech “headset” used for early detection of neurological disorders and a method of repairing severed nerves using adult stem cells taken from a patient's own nose are just two of the promising new technologies developed in Kentucky that will be on display in Chicago, April 9-12, at the 14th Annual BIO 2006 International Convention. BIO 2006 is the world's largest biotechnology industry event and more than 18,000 biotech executives, investors, journalists, policymakers and scientists from more than 60 nations are expected to attend.
  • Akebono Corporation To Locate North American Headquarters In Elizabethtown
    Wednesday, March 01, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong was joined today by officials from the City of Elizabethtown and the Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation to announce that Japanese-owned Akebono Corporation will locate its North American headquarters in Elizabethtown, creating 75 new jobs in the commonwealth.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Dow Corning to Invest More Than $60 Million in Carrollton
    Tuesday, February 07, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Dow Corning will invest more than $60 million in the company’s Carrollton facility. Governor Fletcher made the announcement at a special meeting of the Carroll County Fiscal Court.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces New Jobs Coming to Clark County
    Monday, January 23, 2006
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today the location of Sekisui S-LEC America, LLC in Winchester. The Japanese company, which manufactures interlayer film and sound acoustic film for automotive glass use, will create 80 new jobs and invest more than $43 million in the commonwealth.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces New Facility in Hopkinsville
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today Maintainer Corporation, a family-owned manufacturer of premium quality, customized mechanic’s service truck bodies, lubrication truck bodies, and extendable cranes, will locate in Hopkinsville. The $3.25 million investment will create 60 new jobs in the commonwealth.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Participates in Grand Opening of Humana's Downtown Expansion
    Friday, December 16, 2005
    FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher joined officials from Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM) today to commemorate the grand opening of the company’s expanded office space in downtown Louisville. Upon completion, approximately 300 Humana associates will occupy the new 40,419 square-foot workspace in Waterfront Plaza.
  • Kentucky's Business Climate Ranked in Top Ten By Site Selection Magazine
    Monday, November 07, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – Kentucky is once again receiving national accolades as a great place for business. Site Selection magazine, a leading international economic development publication, has ranked Kentucky 9th in the nation in its 2005 Annual Business Climate Rankings.
  • Three Kentuckians Receive the 2005 Governor's Economic Development Leadership Award
    Friday, November 04, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY –Tonight three distinguished Kentuckians received the Governor's Economic Development Leadership Award. The awards were presented by Governor Ernie Fletcher during the Tenth Annual Governor's Economic Development Leadership Awards Dinner held in conjunction with the Kentucky Association for Economic Development’s (KAED) annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces New Funding for Life Science Ventures
    Monday, October 24, 2005
    LOUISVILLE – Governor Ernie Fletcher presented today $750,000 in funding from the state’s high-tech investment pool to support the work of MetaCyte Business Lab. The funding, earmarked for the fiscal year 2006 and approved by the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA), will support MetaCyte’s activities in creating and launching life science companies in Louisville.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Appoints New Executive Director to the Small Business Advocacy Commission
    Thursday, October 06, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Ken Robinson has been named executive director of the Small Business Advocacy Commission
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces UPS Supply Chain Solutions to Locate Distribution Center in Louisville
    Friday, September 30, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – Reconfirming Kentucky’s competitiveness in attracting new jobs to the state, Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong, in conjunction with Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce and the City of Louisville, revealed today that UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc. will locate a new facility in Louisville.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces 500 New Jobs Coming to Radcliff with Cardinal Health Customer Care Center
    Friday, September 30, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Cardinal Health, the leading provider of products and services supporting the health-care industry, will open a new customer care center in Hardin County
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong Launch Database to Ease Search for Kentucky Businesses
    Friday, September 23, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – A chat with a Kentucky company trying to find a closer source for its chili sauce containers sparked state officials to search for a reliable way of linking businesses with Kentucky-based suppliers. And now that way is a reality.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong Announce Small Business to Get Big Lift From State Loan Program
    Friday, September 23, 2005
    FRANKFORT, KY – A new loan program from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development will provide a big boost to small businesses in the state.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Expansion by Denyo Manufacturing Corporation in Danville
    Tuesday, August 09, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong, along with officials of Denyo Manufacturing Corporation, announced today the company will expand its Danville operations creating 20 new jobs and investing an additional $2.1 million in the commonwealth.
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to Present at Congressman Ron Lewis's Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Expo
    Thursday, August 04, 2005
    Officials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program (KPAP) will make a presentation to participants at Congressman Ron Lewis’s Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Expo in Ft. Knox on Wednesday, August 17, 2005. KPAP is a business assistance program designed to help Kentucky businesses sell their products and/or services to federal, state and local governments.
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development to Present at Congressman Ed Whitfield's Fort Campbell Procurement Conference
    Friday, July 29, 2005
    Officials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development’s Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program (KPAP) will be on hand to make a presentation to participants at Congressman Ed Whitfield’s Fort Campbell Procurement Conference in Fort Campbell on Tuesday, August 9, 2005. KPAP is a business assistance program designed to help Kentucky businesses sell their products and/or services to federal, state and local governments.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces Joy Mining Machinery to Locate in Lebanon
    Friday, July 29, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Joy Mining Machinery, a global leader in the development, manufacture, distribution and service of underground mining equipment, to locate its new manufacturing and service operation in Lebanon. The $7.1 million investment will create more than 200 new jobs in the commonwealth.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces UGN, Inc. has Selected Somerset to Locate its New Facility
    Friday, July 29, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong announced today the decision by UGN, Inc. to locate a new facility in Pulaski County, creating an initial 150 jobs with an expected total of 300 jobs in the next three years. The project represents a $16 million investment in the commonwealth.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces NHK Spring Co. to Locate New Facility in Louisville's Riverport
    Tuesday, July 19, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong, in conjunction with Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce and the city of Louisville, announced today that NHK Spring Co., Ltd. will open a new facility in Louisville.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Encourages Kentucky Companies to Participate in Trade Mission to Chile
    Friday, July 15, 2005
    In response to the rapid growth of international exports from Kentucky companies, Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong, along with several local, state and federal partners, are inviting Kentucky companies to participate in a business development trade mission in Santiago, Chile as part of the Governor’s “Export Kentucky” initiative.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces 1,113 Job Expansion by Humana in Louisville and Northern Kentucky
    Friday, July 01, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Humana Inc., Kentucky’s largest publicly traded company, will expand operations in Louisville and Northern Kentucky creating a total of 1,113 new jobs for Kentuckians. The new jobs would have an annual payroll of more than $55 million.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Announces More Than 100 New Jobs to be Added by Aramark Uniform and Career Apparel in Lexington
    Tuesday, June 28, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong, in conjunction with Commerce Lexington, today announced a decision by Lexington-based ARAMARK Uniforms and Career Apparel, Inc. (AUCA) to renovate existing office space on Russell Cave Road. Once completed, AUCA will centralize a portion of its business operations within the facility, creating more than 100 new jobs within the region.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Participates in Groundbreaking for Hydro-Gear in Princeton
    Monday, June 27, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development officials were on hand today to break ground for Hydro-Gear’s new 67,500 square foot facility at the Princeton Industrial Park. The project will create 150 new jobs and represents an investment of $3 million in the commonwealth.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER NAMES NEW COMMISSIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCIALIZATION AND INNOVATION
    Wednesday, June 08, 2005
    Following a national search lead by an executive search firm, Governor Ernie Fletcher has nominated Deborah L. Clayton as the new commissioner of the Department of Commercialization and Innovation (DCI).
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER ANNOUNCES SONOPRESS AND CORAL GRAPHICS TO OPEN PRODUCTION FACILITY IN LOUISVILLE
    Tuesday, June 07, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Sonopress LLC, a world leader in media services and Coral Graphics Services, both part of the arvato/Bertelsmann family of companies, have formed a joint venture to open a new facility in Louisville.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER ANNOUNCES HYDRO-GEAR TO LOCATE IN PRINCETON
    Monday, June 06, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong announced today that Hydro-Gear, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of products for the commercial and consumer lawn and garden industries, will locate in Caldwell County. The project will create 150 new jobs and represents an investment of $3 million in the commonwealth.
  • Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher to Pursue Business, More During Visit to World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan
    Tuesday, May 10, 2005
    Armed with new legislation making Kentucky more business-friendly than ever, Governor Ernie Fletcher will join officials from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, University of Kentucky and Georgetown College in courting leaders from around the world next month during World Expo 2005 in Aichi, Japan.
  • CED Upcoming Meetings
    Tuesday, May 10, 2005
    Listing of upcoming meetings for the month of May, 2005.
  • Citi Cards Celebrates Grand Opening in Blankenbaker Station Business Park
    Friday, April 15, 2005
    Citi Cards, part of Citigroup Inc., the largest provider of credit cards in the United States, celebrates its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Blankenbaker Station Business Park today at 10:30 a.m. The facility is one of more than 30 Citi facilities in North America that services more than 100 million credit card customer accounts.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER PARTICIPATES IN GRAND OPENING FOR BELCAN ENGINEERING DESIGN CENTER IN LEXINGTON
    Tuesday, March 15, 2005
    Just three months ago, Governor Ernie Fletcher announced Belcan was chosen to locate an Engineering and Design Center for Sikorsky Aircraft in Lexington, creating more than 300 new high-tech jobs.  Today Governor Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong along with officials from Belcan Corporation, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Commerce Lexington, the City of Lexington and the University of Kentucky were on hand to celebrate Belcan’s Grand Opening.
  • GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER ANNOUNCES EXPORT KENTUCKY INITIATIVE
    Tuesday, March 15, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and His Excellency Andrés Bianchi, Ambassador of the Republic of Chile, along with officials from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, announced today that Kentucky has been selected as one of eight states to participate in the TradeRoots program, the nation’s leading sustained grassroots trade education program dedicated to raising public awareness of international trade on a local level. 
  • Benson International, Inc. Announces New Facility in Cadiz
    Monday, March 14, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Gene Strong announced today the decision by Benson International, Inc., a manufacturer of steel and aluminum truck trailers and bodies, to locate a new $10 million facility in the Trigg County Industrial Park creating 250 new full-time jobs for Kentuckians.
  • Kentucky Smelting Technology, Inc.
    Friday, March 04, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong are pleased to announce that Kentucky Smelting Technology, Inc., a joint venture between Toyota Tsusho America, Inc. and its parent company, Toyota Tsusho Corporation, will locate a new 50,000 square foot aluminum smelting facility in Bourbon County.  The project will create 35 new jobs and represents a $9.2 million investment in the Commonwealth.
  • Governor Ernie Fletcher Praises Senate For Passage of Bill Encouraging Small Business Growth
    Monday, February 28, 2005
    Governor Ernie Fletcher today praised the Senate for its passage of SB 156, legislation that will encourage the growth of small businesses across Kentucky.  The bill now awaits passage by the Kentucky House of Representatives.
  • Cabinet Announces International Trade Workshops Scheduled Across The State
    Monday, February 28, 2005
    In response to the rapid growth of international exports from Kentucky’s small and mid-sized companies, the Cabinet for Economic Development’s International Trade Division, in conjunction with local and federal partners, will be hosting 7 seminars across the state throughout the month of March to cover topics such as international banking, international law, compliance, freight forwarding, certificates of origin, U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, cultural training and much more.
  • Clay County Company Finds That Uncle Sam is a Good Customer
    Monday, February 28, 2005
    The United States Federal Government has discovered that Clay County resident Sam Marcum provides quality products at good prices, and as a result Marcum has seen his small business grow dramatically in a short period of time. 
  • Maverick Tube picks Louisville’s Riverport for manufacturing plant
    Monday, December 20, 2004
    A Missouri-based manufacturer has selected Louisville for a $63 million plant that will bring in excess of 240 new jobs in the community. Maverick Tube Corporation will build the facility at Jefferson Riverport International in southwest Louisville.
  • Governor Fletcher and Belcan Announce New Engineer Design Center in Lexington
    Thursday, December 16, 2004
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong, along with officials from the University of Kentucky and the City of Lexington are pleased to announce that Belcan Engineering Group has been selected to open a new Engineering Design Center for Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.  Belcan expects to open the new Center in Lexington in early January 2005, with up to 40 Belcan employees and could grow the operation to over 300 engineers by year's end if Sikorsky is successful in winning future U.S. government and international contracts.
  • Saalfeld Redistributon Breaks Ground In Hebron
    Tuesday, November 23, 2004
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced that Saalfeld ReDistribution will break ground on its new 483,000 square foot customer service center in ProLogis Park 275 in Hebron creating 40 new jobs for Kentuckians.
  • Publishing Company to Locate New Distribution and Customer Service Center In Boone County
    Tuesday, November 23, 2004
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced that Taylor & Francis Group, a division of T&F Informa Plc, an international publishing company headquartered in the United Kingdom, will establish a distribution and customer service center in Florence, Kentucky.
  • Biotechnology Corporation Expands in Lexington
    Tuesday, November 23, 2004
    Governor Ernie Fletcher and Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong announced the expansion of Immpheron, Inc., a startup private biotechnology corporation based in Lexington. The company plans to move its existing laboratory on Nicholasville Road to a newly constructed research and development center in Coldstream Research Park. The expansion is expected to result in the creation of 15 new jobs for Kentuckians.
  • COSMA Announces Second Phase to their New Facility in Bowling Green
    Thursday, January 29, 2004