Cabinet for Economic Development - Recent Headlines

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  • Gov. Beshear: Events, Programs Mark October as Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth
    Thursday, October 08, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 8, 2015) – Kentucky pays tribute this month to one of its largest and most significant sectors as Governor Steve Beshear proclaimed October Manufacturing Month in the Commonwealth.
  • Lt. Gov. Luallen Celebrates Opening of Blue Shore Fishery in Graves County
    Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    FARMINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 6, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today celebrated with local and company officials the opening of a new Kentucky company turning the invasive Asian carp in the region’s waterways into a wholesale foods business.
  • Gov. Beshear Cuts Ribbon at Owensboro Innovation Academy
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2015) – High school students in the greater Owensboro region can now receive specialized education in technical fields that compare to a college environment. Governor Steve Beshear today joined school officials and community leaders in celebrating the opening of the Owensboro Innovation Academy, located in Owensboro’s Centre for Business and Research.
  • Gov. Beshear: KY FAME Expands to Western Kentucky
    Wednesday, September 30, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2015) – The Commonwealth’s nationally recognized workforce training program is expanding westward. Governor Steve Beshear today announced that the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) has created a new chapter in the western Kentucky region.
  • Backed by Kentucky Innovation Network, 16th Annual IdeaFestival Sweeps into Louisville
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 29, 2015) – For the second year, the Kentucky Innovation Network takes the presenting-sponsor role in IdeaFestival, the forum beginning today in Louisville for thinkers, doers, innovators, students, entrepreneurs and some of the world’s most creative minds.
  • Lt. Gov. Luallen, Kelley Beekeeping Announce Expansion in Clarkson
    Friday, September 25, 2015
    CLARKSON, Ky. (Sept. 25, 2015) –Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined Kelley Beekeeping Co. officials to announce the company will expand in Grayson County.
  • Gov. Beshear: PARx Solutions to Expand Louisville Operation
    Friday, September 25, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2015) – PARx Solutions Inc., which helps connect patients with prescriptions, will add jobs and square footage just two years after opening its Kentucky location, Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
  • Udeo.Me Wins Elizabethtown Entrepreneur Pitch Competition
    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (September 24, 2015) – With smartphone technology quickly sweeping the globe, one Kentucky company is poised to capitalize on the market. Udeo.Me won the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional pitch competition in Elizabethtown yesterday, earning a $1,000 prize and an invitation to pitch to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort this fall.
  • Innovative Mattress Solutions to Locate HQ in Lexington
    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2015) – A University of Kentucky alumna is bringing her business to the Commonwealth. Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today announced UK graduate and Innovative Mattress Solutions CEO Kimberly Brown Knopf will locate her company’s headquarters in Lexington.
  • Gov. Beshear, ADM Cut Ribbon on Expansion in Erlanger
    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    ERLANGER, Ky. (Sept. 24, 2015) – A company celebrated its expansion in northern Kentucky with a ribbon-cutting today and has already begun hiring new employees.
  • Intuitive Network Systems Wins Richmond Entrepreneur Pitch Competition
    Tuesday, September 22, 2015
    RICHMOND, Ky. (September 22, 2015) – One Kentucky startup, Intuitive Network Systems, is working to alleviate traffic concerns for first responders needing to reach their destination quickly. Thanks to the company’s breakthrough technology, it was named the winner of the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional pitch competition in Richmond. The company received $1,000 and an invitation to pitch its product to the Kentucky Angel Investors Network in Frankfort this fall.
  • Today’s Color Wins Entrepreneur Pitch Competition in Pikeville
    Friday, September 18, 2015
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (September 18, 2015) – Any product that eases the process of medical rehabilitation is likely to be welcomed by patients and care providers alike. That’s just the service that the latest Kentucky Innovation Network regional competition winner plans to provide.
  • Lt. Gov. Luallen, EN Engineering LLC Celebrate New Facility in Boyd County
    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined EN Engineering LLC officials to cut the ribbon on the new company facility in Catlettsburg. EN Engineering is creating 80 new jobs and investing $2.8 million into the project.
  • Gov. Beshear: Hollison to Expand in Owensboro, Add 34 Jobs
    Thursday, September 17, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 16, 2015) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced food safety solutions company Hollison LLC is expanding in Owensboro.
  • TMS Automotive to Locate in Bowling Green
    Thursday, September 03, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2015) – A Kentucky company in the automotive industry is expanding with a new facility that will allow it to work more closely with its customers. Governor Steve Beshear today announced TMS Automotive LLC. is locating a facility at the Kentucky Transpark in Bowling Green.
  • 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.