2020 | September Newsletter
As Kentucky Builds Back Stronger, August’s Job-creating Projects Announced for Eastern, Central and West Kentucky Communities
Gov. Andy Beshear capped off August with announcements of several job-creating projects across the state, with three planned projects spanning three regions combining for approximately 250 expected new jobs and $32.65 million in planned investment.

For Prospective Employers and Growing Businesses, Kentucky Offers Nearly 700 Sites and Buildings Statewide
To attract development, the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development maintains detailed information on available sites and buildings across the state. With the Cabinet’s SelectKentucy tool, powered by ZoomProspector, site selectors, business people and interested individuals can find, compare and assess properties, workforce information and communities.

Kentucky Fresh Harvest Flourishing Despite 2020 Challenges
The difficulties facing businesses across the nation in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic have been well documented. Kentucky Fresh Harvest (KFH) in Lincoln County is meeting those challenges, as the company has taken a major step forward over the past five months with an eye toward building a business that will help feed Kentuckians and others nationwide well into the future.

Small Business Profile: Piccoli Horses Fast-Tracks Growth Amid Challenging Year
This year, Piccoli Horses CEO Kimberly Rogers started exporting, exponentially expanded the company’s lineup and – as she prepared for increased business volume – renovated new office space. And that was just through August.

WATCH: Primary Metals Industry Subject of Latest CED Webinar
In the most recent installment of the Cabinet’s new monthly webinar series, “Understanding Kentucky’s Target Markets,” CED Project Manager Andy Luttner provided an in-depth look at Kentucky’s primary metals industry, which employs over 26,000 people. The state features a wealth of primary metals-related facilities – mainly aluminum and steel and iron – that provide materials and fabrication services for hundreds of products around the globe.

Over $1 Million in Road Funding to Spur Economic Development in Three Kentucky Counties
Three Kentucky communities are receiving roughly $1.15 million in funding for infrastructure improvements to spur development and job creation at their respective industrial parks, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray announced Monday during Gov. Beshear’s news briefing.

Toyota, Bullard Partner to Drastically Ramp up PPE Production
With demand of its healthcare-related products skyrocketing, Cynthiana-based safety equipment manufacturer Bullard teamed up with Toyota to significantly increase production of critically needed personal protective equipment, or PPE.