Cabinet for Economic Development - Recent Headlines

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  • Kentucky Receives Grant to Support Small Business Exports
    Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2015) – Kentucky businesses can expect more state assistance to help them market their products worldwide. The Small Business Administration has announced the Commonwealth will receive a $400,000 State Trade Export Promotion (STEP) grant, designed to encourage and boost international trade among the Commonwealth’s small businesses.
  • Connolly iHealth Technologies to Open Facility in Louisville
    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2015) –Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Connolly iHealth Technologies is expanding in Louisville, creating 45 jobs and investing nearly $3.5 million into the project.
  • Menzner Lumber to Add Operation in Somerset
    Thursday, August 27, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2015) – A successful hardwood molding company has decided to expand to south-central Kentucky. Governor Steve Beshear today announced Menzner Hardwoods is locating a new facility in Somerset.
  • StopGap Solutions Wins Entrepreneur Pitch Competition in London
    Thursday, August 20, 2015
    LONDON, Ky. (August 20, 2015) – If you’ve ever damaged your iPhone or iPad, you’ve probably wished an easy fix was available. Thanks to the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional competition winner, there now is.
  • Site-Safe Products Expanding Operations in Leitchfield
    Tuesday, August 18, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced plans for Site-Safe Products, a manufacturer and installer of highway and work zone safety systems, to build a new facility in Grayson County.
  • 310 Tempering Launching New Business in Jefferson County
    Friday, August 07, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2015) – Two Kentucky entrepreneurs are set to launch a new glass tempering business.
  • Door Force 1 Wins Entrepreneur Pitch Competition in Ashland
    Wednesday, August 05, 2015
    ASHLAND, Ky. (August 5, 2015) – The latest winner of the Kentucky Innovation Network regional entrepreneur pitch competition is in, and it’s a product intended to keep home intruders out.
  • Second Annual Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition Continues on
    Monday, August 03, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2015) – Four winners have been announced and only seven more regional events remain. On Tuesday, entrepreneurs in the Ashland area will have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas in the Kentucky Innovation Network’s Second Annual Entrepreneurial Pitch Competition.
  • Kentucky Brewing Company Expanding to Georgetown
    Monday, August 03, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2015) –- A rapidly growing brewing company that got its start in Kentucky in 2012 has decided to expand in its home state. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Country Boy Brewing is expanding to Georgetown, its second Kentucky location.
  • South Korean Automotive Supplier INFAC North America to Expand in Campbellsville
    Monday, August 03, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 31, 2015) – A company that found a home in Taylor County seven years ago has found so much success that it is now time to grow. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced INFAC North America is expanding in Campbellsville.
  • Gov. Beshear Applauds Ashland’s Planned Construction Project in Lexington
    Monday, August 03, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 31, 2015) –Governor Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today congratulated Ashland Inc. on its plans to construct a new office building on its Lexington campus.
  • TerrePURE® Kentucky Distillers Inc. Renames Old Charles Medley Distillery in Daviess County Groundbreaking
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (July 30, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today joined TerrePURE® company officials for a groundbreaking and dedication ceremony to rename the Old Charles Medley Distillery in Daviess County. The distillery will be named the O.Z. Tyler Distillery in memory of the co-inventor of the TerrePURE® distilling process.
  • Jacobs & Thompson to Locate in Wurtland
    Thursday, July 30, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (July 30, 2015) – You likely already have their products in your home. Now they’re calling Kentucky home. Governor Steve Beshear today announced Jacobs & Thompson Ltd. is locating in Wurtland in Greenup County.
  • Lt. Gov. Luallen Announces Belcan to Expand in Downtown Lexington
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    LEXINGTON Ky. (July 28, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray joined company officials and local leaders today to announce the expansion of Belcan Corp. in downtown Lexington.
  • Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Named
    Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 27, 2015) – If you thought Kentucky’s past was paved by the auto industry, just wait until you see what is in store for the future of the industry.
  • Texas Company Moves to Cynthiana
    Thursday, July 23, 2015
    CYNTHIANA, Ky. (July 22, 2015) – When a company realizes it has found a great home in Kentucky, it seems only natural that it would want to expand upon its relationship with the Commonwealth. Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen today congratulated Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings (CSTH) for relocating its subsidiary, Continental Mixer Solutions to Cynthiana.
  • Gov. Beshear, Brown-Forman Break Ground on Old Forester Distillery in Louisville
    Thursday, July 23, 2015
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (July 22, 2015) – More bourbon is coming back to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row.
  • Tyson Foods to Bring Additional Jobs to Henderson County
    Tuesday, June 30, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 30, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced that Tyson Chicken Inc., a subsidiary of Tyson Foods Inc., will be increasing capacity at its Henderson County plant to meet growing demand.
  • Karbec Launching Specialized Manufacturing Business in Hodgenville
    Wednesday, June 24, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 24, 2015) – Kentucky is building a robust manufacturing network, one business at a time. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Karbec LLC is starting business with a facility in Hodgenville.
  • Two Kentucky companies named Tibbetts Award recipients
    Tuesday, June 23, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 23, 2015) – A pair of Kentucky companies have received national recognition for exemplifying the best of the federal Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer programs.