Click, Open, Win...
Tickets for four to a Bowling Green Hot Rods Game of Choice!
The Bowling Green Hot Rods kick of their season against the Dayton Dragons tomorrow - Thursday, April 7th.

Check out the 2016 schedule and pick out your preferred game. The lucky winner could be you! We will contact you on Friday, April 8th.

Congratulations to March's winner, Graham Packaging's Henry Jarboe ! Thank you for staying up to date with South Central Kentucky's Business and Industry eNews!
Find Your SPARK!
Connecting Kentucky's Automotive Industry - May 23, 2016
SPARK, a new half-day automotive conference in Louisville,  is designed for Kentucky's robust automotive supplier sector, particularly procurement and supply chain representatives. Read more...

"One of the benefits of KAIA membership is the continuous networking opportunities with OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers," said Dave Tatman, executive director of KAIA. "SPARK will accelerate those potential relationships between suppliers, driving new business and partnerships among Kentucky's world-class auto manufacturing facilities."
Coming this fall! SCK LAUNCH
Learning About Unique and New Careers Here
Talent is the #1 priority at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. From the earliest opportunity in elementary school to postsecondary education and beyond, the Chamber is committed to providing a well-trained talent pipeline for our business community. As part of that commitment, the Chamber is hosting an annual event aimed at giving our students a sneak peek at the careers available to them right here in South Central Kentucky.

As students come through elementary school, they've gained valuable leadership skills and now as they begin to contemplate high school and beyond, it's important to show them the exciting career pathways that are available right here in their backyard. 
Stay tuned for more information on this exciting new event!
2016 Regular Legislative Session Draws to a Close
Kim Phelps, VP of Communications & Public Policy
Several important measures will not make it through to become law this session, however Rep. Decesare's bill regarding data centers was signed into law on March 14. Read more...    
First Private Development
Speculative Building  Breaks Ground
Y esterday marked the beginning of a new era for development at the Kentucky Transpark. Dominion Commercial Assets and Stewart Richey broke ground on the first privately developed speculative building at the park. Read more...
Are You a Member?
The second quarter 2016 Training Consortium training schedule is available! Second quarter sessions start April 12th - please contact Economic Development Coordinator Emilee Buttrum for all the information on any of the sessions or how to become a Consortium member.
Upcoming Events:
CPT Class Graduation:
April 19, 2016: For information about how to contact 2016's first roun d of graduates please contact  Camille Padilla .

The C.E.O. Job Fair:
April 28, 2016: 9a to 3p at the Knicely Conference Center.
For information, please contact Camille Padilla.

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April 2016 eNews
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Contact Us:

Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 

Maureen P. Carpenter, EDP, IOM
Vice President Regional Economic Development and Talent


Emilee Buttrum 

Economic Development Coordinator

South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
In 2015, the Chamber announced 23 projects with over $943.7 million in capital investment in South Central Kentucky creating 1,040 jobs. Bowling Green was ranked fourth in the Top 10 Metro Areas for New and Expanded Facilities among metropolitan areas with populations less than 200,000 by Site Selection Magazine.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce:
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is a 5-Star Accredited Chamber by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was named the 2009 Chamber of the Year by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives. As the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,200 partners and is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. Its primary goals are to promote growth and success in the business community, reaching its small business partners and those in large industries alike. With leadership programs, governmental relations projects, educational initiatives and involvement opportunities, the Chamber aims to support the community and its neighbors in order to enhance the business climate and continue to grow the region.