economic development

via UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries, Inc. Facebook Page

A Paducah manufacturing plant is getting an expansion that will create up to 50 jobs within the next year. UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries Inc. is adding a 56,000 square foot expansion to their facility that will include machining centers, robotics and fabrication equipment.

Defunding Appalachia: Coal Communities Resist President’s Budget Cuts

Mar 27, 2017
Rebecca Kiger | Ohio Valley ReSource

President Donald Trump's proposal to cut the Appalachian Regional Commission and other agencies has alarmed some people in a region that helped to elect him. Now a budget resistance is brewing within the president's own party. Benny Becker of the Ohio Valley ReSource reports on what's at stake.

Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce via Facebook

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce recently took a trip with nearly 30 community leaders to Frankfort to discuss state-level issues that could impact the region. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with local chamber president and CEO Aaron Dail about some of the economic development issues that emerged out of the meeting and how to address some of the needs moving forward.

Build Ready Kentucky logo, KyForward.com

An industrial park in Hopkinsville is now state certificated in an effort to attract a large-scale business. The Cabinet for Economic Development named a 22-acre portion of the Commerce Industrial Park a ‘Build-Ready’ site Friday. 

UPS Announces Multimillion-Dollar Kentucky Expansion

Aug 25, 2016
Roxanne Scott, WFPL

Looks like your Amazon orders may come even faster.

UPS has invested an estimated $300 million to triple the size of its package facility in Louisville.

Rob Canning, WKMS

Local officials are hopeful a new spec building north of Murray could help bring western Kentucky onto the national and global stage for business investment. 

Marshall County Fiscal Court

Economic development officials in Marshall County are awaiting word on whether or not a project that could bring nearly 50 jobs to the county will be approved for state financial incentives.

LRC Public Information

Lexington Lawmaker Files Bill for More Area Development District Oversight A Lexington lawmaker is seeking to place Kentucky’s area development districts under the same oversight rules governing other state agencies. 

Lance Dennee

Paducah officials have announced a contract with Owensboro-based LinGate Hospitality to build a new hotel on the city's riverfront. 

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

District Director of the Kentucky Small Business Development Center in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business at Murray State, Chris Wooldridge and President/CEO of the Murray-Calloway Chamber of Commerce Aaron Dail visit Sounds Good to speak with Chad Lampe about a Retailers Roundtable in Murray Wednesday morning as part of the observance of National Small Business Week, which includes information about a new tool being developed for small business to make actionable change and decisions based on local market data. 

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