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April 2016 Newsletter

From the playground to the pros

Louisville’s Dant Clayton adds railing to its burgeoning stadium seating business.

If you’re a sports fan and like to watch your favorite team in person, you can likely thank Dant Clayton for improving your gameday experience. From professional sporting venues all the way down to your child’s Little League field, the Louisville-based company may well be responsible for manufacturing and installing your favorite seat to watch a game.

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Kentucky wins second consecutive Governor’s Cup

Kentucky’s second consecutive win of Site Selection magazine’s Governor’s Cup, a nationally recognized award, highlights the state’s achievements in attracting the most industry activity per capita in 2015.

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During helicopter expo, state touts aerospace development, seeks to land additional production facilities

Gov. Matt Bevin opened the Helicopter Association International (HAI) HELI-EXPO at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville with a ribbon cutting on March 1 before touring the show’s exhibits and meeting with some of the industry’s most influential leaders.

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Kentucky continues attracting jobs, investment from internationally owned companies

Nearly one-third of all new business investments and about one in five jobs announced in the Commonwealth last year came from internationally owned companies, according to data from the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development.

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Spirits soar: Exports of adult beverages place Kentucky 4th nationally as vodka carves its niche

While best known worldwide for its bourbon, Kentucky’s vodka exports in 2015 increased by nearly 87 percent over the prior year, making the largest jump of any product in the spirits category.

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KY FAME, an apprenticeship-style workforce training program, adds chapter in northeast region

With a new chapter in northeast Kentucky announced in March, the Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) brings its nationally recognized workforce training model to the state’s SOAR region.

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Three Kentucky manufacturers earn 2016 CiCi Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, at least one Kentucky company has received a Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Award from Trade & Industry Development magazine. In fact, there are three 2016 awardees from Kentucky: Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Corp. in the Corporate Investment category, and North American Stainless in the Community Impact division.

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Taking Kentucky’s auto production around the globe

It’s no secret that Kentucky is among the nation’s leaders in automotive production. By now, you may have seen the numbers: Kentucky ranked third in the nation in 2015 in overall automotive production with more than 1.3 million vehicles produced, a 2.4 percent increase from the previous year.

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Superior Composites
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Eurofins
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The Wood Mill
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Messier-Bugatti-Dowty
Walton


More Than A Bakery
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Hogan Lovells
Louisville


America Sednair
Mayfield

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There are many great things happening in Kentucky, and we want to share that success with the world. The 2016 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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