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March 2015 Newsletter

Gov. Beshear: Governor’s Cup Means Kentucky is Back

Kentucky placing first in Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings for most business projects per capita is reason to celebrate. Why did Kentucky take home the nationally acclaimed award and what does it mean for the strength of our economy? Gov. Beshear shares his thoughts.

Kentucky Exports at an All-Time High

We love our Kentucky-made products. Turns out, the rest of the world does too. Kentucky’s exports in 2014 broke the state’s all-time record. Which products are in the most demand and where are they going? Some of the answers might surprise you.

Business Owners Taking Advantage of Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit

More and more of Kentucky’s small business owners are applying for and receiving up to $25,000 through the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit. We caught up with one owner who used the credit to grow his business.

KY FAME: Crossing Generations

KY FAME’s apprenticeship-style workforce training program is catching on around the state. One student’s experience has been so positive that she got her father, a military veteran, to join the program too.

Companies Gearing Up for Canada Trade Mission

There’s still time to sign up for Gov. Beshear’s Kentucky Export Initiative Trade Mission to Canada May 25-30. One company, Kelley Beekeeping in Clarkson, is literally buzzing with excitement.

Kentucky Company Receives National Honor

Aleris Rolled Products in Lewisport was voted among the top 15 economic development projects of 2014 by Trade & Industry magazine. Last summer, Aleris announced a $350-million expansion of its facility in Hancock County and the retention of 800 jobs. The project was chosen among more than 400 national submissions because of the company’s investment and impact on the local community. Congratulations!

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Murray


Wacker Chemical
Calvert City


Four Roses
Bardstown


North American Stainless
Ghent


Kentucky Chrome Works
Horse Cave


Itsuwa
Bardstown


Kimball Furniture
Fordsville

Ag Spray Equipment
Hopkinsville


NASCO
Bowling Green


Blue Shore Fishery
Tri City


Comfy Cow
Louisville


Douglas Autotech
Hopkinsville


Onco 360
Louisville


KapStone Container
Bowling Green


Lincoln Manufacturing
Stanford

Bluegrass Supply Chain
Bowling Green

National Publication Highlights Kentucky

Did You Know?

There are many great things happening in Kentucky, and we want to share that success with the world. The 2015 Kentucky Economic Development Guide provides an in-depth look at how the state and local communities are thriving in today’s global economy.

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Kentucky produced nearly 1.3 million cars and light trucks in 2014. THAT'S MORE THAN ENOUGH TO LINE THEM UP FROM SEATTLE, WASHINGTON TO MIAMI, FLORIDA.

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