manufacture http://wkms.org en Policy Solutions Around the Growing Workforce Needs of Manufacturers http://wkms.org/post/policy-solutions-around-growing-workforce-needs-manufacturers <p>Former Kentucky State Senator Greg Higdon, now President and CEO of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers, seeks policy solutions around the growing workforce needs of manufacturers. These needs include recruiting more students into workforce development programs; developing a curriculum spanning secondary and postsecondary education to produce a more work-ready adult graduating and more. The Fancy Farm native’s career trajectory has put him in Frankfort for work, but Higdon returns to western Kentucky each weekend and he visits Kate on <em>Sounds Good</em> to talk about his latest progress.</p><p> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 21:57:16 +0000 Kate Lochte 34477 at http://wkms.org Policy Solutions Around the Growing Workforce Needs of Manufacturers Toyota Auto Incentives http://wkms.org/post/toyota-auto-incentives <p>Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed a bill into law that gives tax incentives to automakers in Kentucky.<br /><br />The new law allows manufacturers and suppliers to tap the incentives if they have 1,000 employees, have been in business in Kentucky for at least five years and are willing to invest $100 million in the state. The law is an extension of a 2007 program that allowed Ford to invest more than one billion dollars into its two Louisville plants to expand the workforce and re-tool assembly lines.<br /> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:00:00 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 17555 at http://wkms.org Toyota Auto Incentives