Monthly Archives - August 2018

Gov. Bevin Promoting Kentucky, Recruiting Business This Week in Japan and Republic of Korea

On an economic development trip this week to East Asia, Gov. Matt Bevin is strengthening ties with Japan and the Republic of Korea, encouraging additional job creation and investment in the Commonwealth. Gov. Bevin attended the National Governors Association (NGA) U.S.-Japan Governors Forum in Tokyo, meeting with Japanese officials and business leaders to discuss workforce development, business innovation and economic growth. Japan is Kentucky’s No. 1 foreign director investor, with nearly 200 facilities in the Commonwealth operated by Japanese-owned companies. Kentucky [...]

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Kentucky Registered Apprenticeship Summit – September 10-12

Kentucky’s Registered Apprentice Program, like many others, began in the 1930s after passage of the Fitzgerald Act, which was designed to bring protection and structure to apprenticeships. Revolving around the core sectors of construction and manufacturing, until recently the program centered in urban areas attracting limited segments of the population. With the election of Governor Matthew Bevin in 2016, and subsequent appointment of Secretary Derrick Ramsey, the program is rapidly gaining momentum and diversifying across geographic locations, sectors, and [...]

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Professional Office Space Available

The Kentucky Association of Manufacturers has premium office space available at 609 Chamberlin Avenue, Prevention Park, located in West Frankfort. Amenities include: Utilities, wi-fi and cable included Easy access to I-64 Convenient parking 24-hour access with alarmed security system Kitchen area and conference room available for use Multiple spaces available from 200-337 square feet.  Rent negotiable, based on square footage. Call 502-352-2485 today to make an appointment to see available space and get leasing information.

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Rebalancing NAFTA to Support Manufacturing

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, that supports North American manufacturing and mutually beneficial trade.  The new agreement will create more balanced, reciprocal trade that supports high-paying jobs for Americans and grows the United States and Mexican economies. RULES OF ORIGIN AND ORIGIN PROCEDURES The United States and Mexico have concluded substantive discussions on new rules of origin and origin procedures, including product-specific rules for passenger vehicles, light trucks, and [...]

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Modernizing NAFTA to be a 21st Century Trade Agreement

The United States and Mexico have reached a preliminary agreement in principle, subject to finalization and implementation, to update the 24-year-old NAFTA with modern provisions representing a 21st century, high-standard agreement.  The updated agreement will support mutually beneficial trade leading to freer markets, fairer trade, and robust economic growth in North America. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY The United States and Mexico have reached an agreement on a modernized, high-standard Intellectual Property (IP) chapter that provides strong and effective protection and enforcement of IP [...]

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Gov. Bevin Announces Innovative Apprenticeship Partnership Between Mercedes-Benz and JCTC

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced an exciting new apprenticeship effort between Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) and Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTC) in Louisville to address the national demand for automotive technicians through the innovative Mercedes-Benz Accelerate training program. “The Mercedes-Benz partnership with JCTC will help to meet a critical and immediate need for qualified, skilled automotive technicians,” said Gov. Bevin. “This innovative collaboration with an iconic, world-class company is a perfect addition to the Commonwealth’s top-notch registered apprenticeship programs. High-tech, [...]

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