Cabinet for Economic Development - Recent Headlines

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  • 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.
  • Bamboo RF Wins Entrepreneur Pitch Competition in Morehead
    Monday, June 22, 2015
    A new Kentucky company has created a device to inexpensively assess the strength and health of wireless communications systems.
  • KY FAME Expands to Southeastern Kentucky
    Friday, June 19, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 18, 2015) – Kentucky’s nationally recognized workforce training program continues to grow in Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is creating a new chapter in the Cumberlands region, which includes 13 counties in southeastern Kentucky.
  • eTechCampus to Expand Operations in Lexington
    Monday, June 15, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 15, 2015) – A Lexington-based company is growing. Gov. Steve Beshear and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today announced that eTechCampus LLC is moving to a new location in Fayette County and adding more than 45 new jobs.
  • TriBlue Engineering Wins Entrepreneur Pitch Competition in Lexington
    Monday, June 15, 2015
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 12, 2015) – A Lexington company’s design for a new unit to process natural gas has earned that company additional funds to take the idea to market.
  • Hydro-Gear to Expand Operations in Princeton
    Tuesday, June 09, 2015
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 9, 2015) – More jobs are coming to western Kentucky. Gov. Steve Beshear today announced that Hydro-Gear Limited Partnership is expanding its operations in Caldwell County.
  • Four Roses Breaks Ground on Distillery Expansion in Lawrenceburg
    Thursday, June 04, 2015
    LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (June 4, 2015) – Kentucky’s bourbon industry continues to reach new heights. Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined company officials and local leaders to break ground on a significant expansion at the Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg. The company also announced a second expansion of its warehouse facilities in Bullitt County.
  • Kentucky Wins Silver Shovel Award for Economic Development
    Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    FRANKFORT Ky. (June 3, 2015) – The Commonwealth is receiving more national recognition for its growing economy.