Manufacturing Excellence Key in Building a Better Kentucky
1 Dec 2021
Low business costs, robust supplier networks, a highly skilled workforce and world-class logistics capabilities helped establish Kentucky as a national leader in manufacturing. Now, the state's production prowess will play a key role in rebuilding the Bluegrass State's economy even stronger and more sustainable than before.
Even amid the global COVID-19 pandemic and all the hardship it continues to inflict, recent developments within the state's powerful manufacturing scene point to a brighter economic future. For example, one of the world's largest packaging companies is carrying forward with building a $147 million, state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Kentucky's strength in manufacturing is no secret. With around 4,500 facilities spread throughout the state employing 260,000 people, manufacturing is clearly a driving force behind Kentucky's economic success. What many may not realize, however, is the true diversity of the commonwealth's manufacturing base and how the sector's growth is...
Kentucky Continues Focus on Workforce Skills Training, Provides Funding for Nearly 6,400 TraineesNov 23 2021
Gov. Andy Beshear provided an update on Kentucky’s workforce development efforts with funds allocated to train 6,388 individuals as the state’s economic momentum and job creation reach new heights. The Governor announced the Bluegrass State Skills Corp. (BSSC), a group attached to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development that...
Kentucky is experiencing unprecedented economic momentum, as Gov. Andy Beshear announced this year’s private-sector new-location and expansion projects have exceeded $10 billion in new investments for the first time in the commonwealth’s history with more than 15,200 full-time jobs announced. “This is a monumental achievement for our state that...