January 2015 Newsletter

Kentucky Sees Record Investment

2015 is expected to be an exciting time for Kentucky’s economy. Businesses are investing in Kentucky at a record pace, unemployment rates are improving statewide and small businesses are growing. As we gear up for 2015, we look back at some of last year’s highlights.

Back from the Brink: One Company’s Story of Revival

Several months ago, Maysville, Kentucky received some bad news. Federal-Mogul Motorparts, one of the area’s top employers for the past 21 years, was closing up shop and planning to lay off its 100-plus workers. But thanks to a creative approach and some serious teamwork, Federal-Mogul’s Kentucky story will continue for years to come.

KY FAME: Building Kentucky’s Future Workforce

For students, it’s a chance to get a top-notch education and access to a high-demand career. For companies, it’s an opportunity to develop one of the most technically skilled and qualified workforces in the world. The Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) is expanding its apprentice-style training program statewide.

Angel Tax Credit Encourages More Small Business Investment

Kentucky has a new tool in its small business tool belt. The Cabinet is now accepting applications for the Angel Investment Tax Credit, which is expected to generate more investment in the state’s already strong small business community.

Job Growth: Which Kentucky Counties Saw the Biggest Gains?

2014 was a strong year for job creation in the Commonwealth. Which counties announced the most new jobs? The answer might surprise you.

Save the Date

Kentucky Export Initiative Trade Mission to Canada

May 25-30, 2015

Want to take your business global? The 2015 KEI Trade Mission will give you the opportunity to make connections, increase sales and explore international markets. More details coming soon.

Recent Events

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Recent Announcements


Avure Technologies

Estron Chemical
Calvert City

Edumedics LLC

Archer Daniels Midland

FreshChoice Complete Diet Products

Kindred Healthcare

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake
Bowling Green

North American Stainless

Bonfigioli USA

Confluent Health

T.RAD North America

National Publication Highlights Kentucky

Did You Know?

Kentucky’s success in attracting and growing industry is being shared with the world. Southern Business & Development magazine features the Commonwealth’s economic prowess in its latest issue.

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Kentucky produces 38 million pounds of Mini Babybell® and Laughing Cow® cheese, which is equivalent to the weight of 25,333 Holstein cows.

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