Monthly Archives - June 2017

Economic development forums bring together Kentucky agricultural and manufacturing interests

Three economic development forums held across Kentucky this week aimed to expand the stream of agricultural products into Kentucky’s manufacturing sector, state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles said. The Linking Agriculture for Networking & Development (LAND) forums were held Tuesday in Owingsville, Wednesday in Shelbyville, and Thursday in Princeton. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture (KDA) and the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM) facilitated the forums with the financial support of the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and other regional sponsors. “These forums brought [...]


Ford expanding SUV line with major investment at Louisville plant

Ford Motor Co. has announced a major investment at a Louisville plant that makes large SUVs. Ford will spend $900 million in upgrades at the Kentucky Truck Plant to build the all-new Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator, which will begin arriving at dealerships this fall. The two full-size SUVs will be exported to over 55 markets globally, including the Navigator to China. “Large SUVs are attracting a new generation around the world, and we’re finding new ways to deliver the capability, versatility [...]


Gov. Bevin Announces Creation of Kentucky Work Matters Task Force

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the creation of the Kentucky Work Matters Task Force at a press conference with federal and state officials and other special guests in the State Capitol Rotunda. The new 23-member task force will bring together every department of state government that has a hand in workforce development with members of the private sector. Their mission is to address barriers to employment and promote workforce inclusion among people with disabilities, foster children, disabled veterans, and individuals [...]