Cabinet for Economic Development - Recent Headlines

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  • Kentucky Celebrates Small Business Week
    Monday, May 04, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (May 4, 2015) – Do you have the next great business idea? Have you spent your life working almost nonstop to make your small business successful? Your efforts are being celebrated this week.
  • Paris Machining to Expand Operations in Bourbon County
    Thursday, April 30, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 30, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Paris Machining LLC is planning an expansion in Paris.
  • Ohio County Site Certified as Build-Ready
    Tuesday, April 28, 2015
    BEAVER DAM, Ky. (April 28, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined community leaders to announce that a five-county industrial site in Beaver Dam will be officially certified under Kentucky’s new Build-Ready program.
  • Computershare Inc. Opens New Facility in Louisville
    Wednesday, April 22, 2015
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 22, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen and Mayor Greg Fischer joined company officials and local leaders today to cut the ribbon on Computershare Inc.’s new facility in downtown Louisville.
  • A Silver Bullet: Ammunition Developer Launching Operation in Central Kentucky
    Thursday, April 16, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 16, 2015) – Brent Jarboe and Marlin Jiranek have a passion for making guns and ammunition. They also love living in Elizabethtown.
  • Kentucky Awards Funding to Six High-Tech Small Businesses
    Monday, April 13, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 13, 2015) – Developing better cancer drugs, preventing mosquito-borne diseases and improving food safety. Those are just some of the innovative projects Kentucky companies are developing.
  • Kentucky Innovation Network Wins National Award for Innovation
    Thursday, April 09, 2015
    Business Facilities magazine, a leading national business publication, presented the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and its Kentucky Innovation Network with the magazine’s annual Achievement in Innovation Hubs Award. The award is given to the top organizations and programs that exhibit consistent excellence in the development of innovation hubs and supporting entrepreneurs.
  • StrikerBilt LLC to Expand Operations in Muhlenberg County
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that StrikerBilt LLC plans to expand its operations in western Kentucky.
  • WPT Corporation to Expand in Beaver Dam
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 8, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that WPT Corporation plans to expand its operations in Ohio County.
  • Zotefoams Inc. to Expand Headquarters in Northern Kentucky
    Wednesday, April 08, 2015
    WALTON, Ky. (April 8, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined company officials and local leaders to break ground on Zotefoams Inc.’s expansion in Walton.
  • Gov. Beshear Ceremonially Signs Resolution to Launch Kentucky Aviation/Aerospace Study
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    MOREHEAD, Ky. (March 30, 2015) – How important is the aviation/aerospace industry to Kentucky’s economy? Thanks to action by Gov. Steve Beshear and the Kentucky Legislature, the question will soon be answered.
  • Rajant Corporation to Locate in Morehead
    Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    MOREHEAD, Ky. (March 30, 2015) – More jobs are coming to eastern Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Congressman Hal Rogers joined company and community leaders today to announce that Rajant Corporation will establish a facility in Morehead.
  • Four Roses to Build Bottling Facility in Bullitt County
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 26, 2015) – Four Roses is expanding again. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the company plans to build a new bottling facility in Bullitt County.
  • North American Stainless to Make $150 Million Expansion of Ghent Facility
    Thursday, March 26, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 26, 2015) – A major expansion is in the works in Carroll County. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that North American Stainless (NAS) plans to invest $150 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Ghent.
  • Glasgow Site Certified as Build-Ready
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    GLASGOW, Ky. (March 20, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined community leaders to announce that an industrial site in Glasgow will be officially certified under Kentucky’s new Build-Ready program.
  • Kentucky Chrome Works to Expand in Horse Cave, Create 63 Jobs
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    HORSE CAVE, Ky. (March 19, 2015) – A southcentral Kentucky auto supplier is expanding. Gov. Steve Beshear joined company officials and local leaders today to announce that Kentucky Chrome Works LLC (KCW) plans to grow its operations in Hart County.
  • Japanese Automotive Supplier Itsuwa Locating Facility to Bardstown
    Friday, March 20, 2015
    BARDSTOWN Ky. (March 19, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined company and local officials to announce that Japanese auto supplier Itsuwa plans to locate a facility in Nelson County.
  • Kentucky Producing the Next Wave of Entrepreneurs
    Wednesday, March 18, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 18, 2015) – Kentucky’s brightest college entrepreneurs have enrolled in a different type of university – one that could turn the next big idea into a full-scale company.
  • National Magazine Honors Kentucky Company for Investment, Community Impact
    Tuesday, March 17, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 16, 2015) – Kentucky has received another economic development award. Trade & Industry Development, a leading magazine dedicated to site selection, has included a Kentucky company in its 10th-annual CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Awards.
  • Kimball International Inc. to Expand in Fordsville
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 11, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Kimball International Inc. (NASDAQ: KBAL) is planning to expand its National Office Furniture facility in Ohio County.