2020 | October Newsletter
Manufacturing Month Highlights Key Employers Helping to Build a Better Kentucky
With around 4,500 facilities spread throughout the state employing 260,000 people, Kentucky’s robust and diverse manufacturing sector has long supplied the world with products that run the gamut. Now, manufacturers are helping Kentucky to build back stronger than ever before.

Rural Projects, Company Helping Fight COVID Highlight September Growth in Kentucky
A number of job-creating projects across the state took a step forward in the month of September, with Gov. Andy Beshear announcing three projects combining for more than 200 expected new jobs and approximately $25 million in planned investment.

For Louisville-Based OrganoCat, a Mix of Planning, Preparation and Agility Pays Dividends During Pandemic
Running a startup focused heavily on international sales, OrganoCat’s leaders quickly reworked their development and sales operations when the global pandemic took hold this spring.

WATCH: Health Care 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 Martin David-Jacobs provided an in-depth look at Kentucky’s health care industry, which employs nearly 30,000 Kentuckians. In his presentation, David-Jacobs breaks down the keys to recruiting health-care-related businesses to Kentucky, plus much more.

Economic Development Key Thread in Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment
The 44th annual Governor’s Conference on Energy and the Environment, scheduled for Oct. 13-14, will be held virtually and focus on the interplay of energy and environmental issues within economic development. 

More Than $4.7 Million in Grants Awarded to 11 Western Kentucky Communities
In September, Gov. Beshear announced nearly $4.76 million in grants from the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) to update infrastructure, expand broadband and health-care access, improve economic development opportunities and more in communities across Western Kentucky.