Cabinet for Economic Development
Governor Beshear Announces Innovative Workflow Technologies to Locate in Henderson
Software development operation and data center to create 40 new jobs, invest $2 million
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.
“I’m pleased to welcome IWT and the addition of 40 new high-quality jobs to the Henderson community,” said Gov. Beshear. “I am confident IWT will find the region’s workforce and available resources to be of the highest caliber, ensuring years of success and growth in Kentucky.”
IWT develops technology for the health care industry that collects and integrates data in order to provide its clients with software solutions to improve communication, efficiency and patient safety. The company’s products interface with software from different vendors to consolidate information and generate powerful new functionality.
“We are very pleased to be joining the business community in Henderson,” said Linda Frank, president and CEO of IWT. “The progressive outreach of the community and the state has been exciting and we look forward to growing in northwest Kentucky.”
Access to the Henderson airport was instrumental to the company’s decision to locate in the area. IWT is currently working with the Henderson Airport Board on the construction of a new hangar to support the new operation.
“Creating new jobs is what we are all about. But creating technology jobs is our future. That’s what makes this business so exciting to announce,” said Henderson County Judge-Executive Sandy Lee Watkins. “Northwest Kentucky Forward continues to move the bar higher, creating jobs in Henderson that keeps our best and brightest home.”
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved IWT for tax benefits up to $940,000 under the Kentucky Jobs Development Act, an incentive program designed to attract and expand service and technology-employment to the state.