October 2016 Newsletter

CLARK Builds North American Presence Through Lexington HQ

Forklift maker to celebrate 100th anniversary next year

When you think of CLARK Material Handling Company in Lexington, Ky., you should think of a company with a lot of history. It developed the first gasoline-powered material handling truck in 1917 and has been changing the forklift industry ever since.

CLARK has continued to build that history in Kentucky for the past 42 years and relocated its headquarters to Lexington in 1985. The company recently decided to once again commit to the Commonwealth, when it announced a $4.8 million expansion that will create a total of 30 jobs...

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Red Tape Mubea

Ahead of the Curve: AutoVision 2016 Predicts Major Disruption, Successes in Auto Industry

Two-day conference highlights the tensions of innovation, workforce, supply chain

With speakers ranging from technology entrepreneurs to political insiders to workforce development leaders, the 2016 AutoVision Conference targeted some of the auto industry’s exposures to disruption and growth...

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Automotive supplier Mubea, employees, community members celebrate company’s 100th anniversary

Bratwurst, sauerkraut and German potato salad, games, a live band playing German music, inflatables and facility tours in Northern Kentucky highlighted Mubea’s 100th anniversary celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1...

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Chicago Trip Aimed at Recruiting Business

Gov. Bevin addresses KentuckyUnited-led trip

Gov. Matt Bevin continued to recruit for Kentucky manufacturing and service sectors when he traveled to Chicago with members of KentuckyUnited and other officials in September to meet with companies and discuss plans for the future...

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Kentucky Exports Continue to Top 2015’s Pace

Aerospace products lead the way

The Commonwealth’s businesses remain on track to export even more Kentucky-made goods and services than last year’s impressive $27.6 billion total. Through July, Kentucky companies has distributed more than $16.88 billion in products around the globe, up from the nearly $16.1 billion mark through the first seven months of 2015...

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Initial regulations sliced via Kentucky’s Red Tape Reduction Initiative

Under Kentucky’s Red Tape Reduction Initiative, 30 administrative regulations have been cut and another 129 have been targeted for repeal – the first of many expected to be examined – since his Gov. Matt Bevin announced the program in June...

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New Workforce Training Facilities Closer to Reality

Work Ready Skills Initiative full proposals to be reviewed

Gov. Matt Bevin’s $100 million plan to create innovative workforce solutions continues to gain steam. In its second round of evaluations, the Work Ready Skills Advisory Committee will review 91 proposals for local and regional workforce training programs and, by year end, decide on the best projects to receive funding...

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Elizabethtown, Bowling Green, Lexington among top metros nationally with fastest-growing rate of startups.

Cabinet seeing its small business focus pay off

Kentucky made national headlines in September when Elizabethtown placed first, Bowling Green took third and Lexington ranked 14th in a rankings by the U.S. Census Bureau for fastest-growing rates of startup businesses...

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Time Running Out for 2016 Tax Credits

Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit deadline approaches

Small business seeking tax credits through a state program that incentivizes hiring and reinvestment stand the best chance of receiving approval in time for their 2016 tax filings by applying to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development before Nov. 1...

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Build-Ready program adds certified site in Washington County

With the recent addition of a site in Springfield, Kentucky’s Build-Ready site certification program now includes nine industrial properties offering a streamlined process for companies to quickly locate in the Commonwealth, build a facility customized to their needs and begin operations...

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Kentucky Economic Development Guide

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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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