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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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Gov. Bevin Names Josh Benton Deputy Secretary of Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Gov. Matt Bevin today announced the appointment of Josh Benton as Deputy Secretary of the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet (EWDC). Benton will serve the cabinet with current Deputy Secretary Brad Montell. “Improving Kentucky’s workforce development is a top priority for our Administration,” said Gov. Bevin. “I am grateful for the expertise and enthusiasm Josh brings to this new role, as we continue our strong progress in equipping the Commonwealth’s citizens and employers for success.” Benton will oversee the [...]

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Alpla, Inc. Announces Plans to Expand Facility in Bowling Green’s Kentucky Transpark

Today, Austrian-based Alpla, Inc. announced plans to expand their Bowling Green operations. This $6.9 million project will include the addition of new equipment, 100,000 square-feet of warehouse space and 24 new jobs. “Since locating their second Kentucky facility in Warren County just a few years ago, Alpla has continued to steadily grow their operations,” said Gov. Matt Bevin. “The company’s newest expansion is great news for the Bowling Green region and is emblematic of Alpla’s success here in the commonwealth. [...]

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Gov. Bevin to Join SBA Administrator Linda McMahon for Workforce Development Roundtable Discussion

Gov. Matt Bevin will join U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Linda McMahon and local entrepreneurs in Shelbyville tomorrow for a roundtable discussion concerning workforce development and the importance of training and educating highly skilled workers. Who: Gov. Matt Bevin SBA Administrator Linda McMahon ED Amy Cloud, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Executives What: Workforce development roundtable discussion with local entrepreneurs When: Thursday, July 26, 2018 2:00 p.m. EDT Where: Jeptha Creed Distillery 500 Gordon Lane Shelbyville, KY

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Mayfield Consumer Products Set for $8.3 Million-Plus Expansion, 52 New Jobs

Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated Mayfield Consumer Products LLC, which designs and manufactures branded candles and home fragrance products, on its plans to add a facility and expand an existing building in Graves County with more than $8.3 million in investment that will create 52 full-time jobs. “Mayfield Consumer Products has been a great employer and strong corporate citizen for the past 20 years, and we are grateful for the company’s decision to continue expanding here in Kentucky,” Gov. Bevin [...]

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Auto Parts Maker DAE-IL Breaks Ground on 120-Job Facility in Murray

Gov. Matt Bevin today congratulated leaders of South Korea’s DAE-IL Corp. and the Murray community as officials broke ground for the company’s $50 million, 120-job automotive parts plant in West Kentucky. “We are grateful for DAE-IL’s decision to build its first US manufacturing facility here in the commonwealth, and we congratulate them on starting construction in Murray,” Gov. Bevin said. “Kentucky has a proven track record of successfully attracting and integrating businesses into our economy, and our relationship with another [...]

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Kentucky Career Center offers Federal Bonding Program to encourage employers to hire at-risk job applicants

The Kentucky Career Center is now offering a $5,000 six-month fidelity bond at no cost to employers or job seekers through a U.S. Department of Labor program that encourages hiring of hard-to-place applicants in eight categories, such as individuals with criminal records or those with poor credit records. The Federal Bonding Program (FBP) allows employers to insure their business against theft, forgery, larceny or embezzlement if they hire at-risk job seekers who cannot get private coverage. The bond covers the [...]

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