August 2015 Newsletter

Governor's School for Entrepreneurs: High School Students Showcase Business Ideas

Walk Easy. Slice Slide. Cord Keeper. While you have likely not yet heard of any of these products, that may not be the case for long. These products – and more than a dozen others – were created by high school students during the Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) program this summer.
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AutoVision 2015: The Road to the Future of Auto Starts Here

Self-driving cars. Lighter-weight vehicles. Long-lasting electric batteries. These products are being made a reality by the world’s greatest automotive minds. Many of those innovative thinkers will come together to share what’s next for the auto industry at the the inaugural AutoVision Conference this September. The event will celebrate how far the automotive industry has come, and, more importantly, envision where it goes from here.
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Kentucky Export Initiative: Local Companies Get Global Exposure With Canada Trade Mission

Adam Watson of Against the Grain and Stacey Beeler of SnapDolls are just two of the many faces that make up the ever-changing business landscape in Kentucky. What they make is different. What they have in common is how they want to grow their business, and they’re using the Kentucky Export Initiative (KEI) to do so.
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Lambert Named 40 Under 40 Recipient

Mandy Lambert, commissioner of business development, was recently recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 award recipients by Development Counsellors International (DCI), a New York-based firm that specializes in economic development marketing.
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KY FAME: New Chapters Get To Work Right Away

Kentucky Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (KY FAME) has grown rapidly in its short existence, and now it’s growing once again. The program, now expanding into the Cumberlands and Greater Owensboro regions, has all of Kentucky’s manufacturers talking about the training and education opportunities it offers.
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Recent Events

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Recent Announcements

Ashland, Inc.

INFAC North America

Jacobs & Thompson

TerrePURE Kentucky Distillers, Inc.

Thorntons, Inc.


Commercial Specialty Truck Holdings

Tyson Foods

ProCom Heating
Bowling Green


Kentucky Economic Development Guide

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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