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BGAEDA's Newest Construction in Kentucky Transpark
Sixth speculative building to be completed May 2016
Spec Building VI will be a pre-engineered steel structure spanning 108,000 SF. It will be situated on 17.6 acres in the Transpark. The building is pre-approved for a 216,000 SF expansion.

Over the next 10 years, the Kentucky Transpark will have a $5.3 billion economic impact on the region. As of September 2015, the Transpark employs more than 1,500 full time employees and boasts annual wages of over $16,000,000.  Click for additional information.

First Quarter 2016 Training Schedule
See below for curriculum, dates and times
The Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky provides high-quality and cost-effective training to regional companies. Our mission is to enhance the local economic development infrastructure by providing affordable, customized and flexible training options for the current and future workforce. To learn more about becoming a member, contact Emilee Buttrum.
4 Disciplines of Execution
Tuesday, 1/26/2016
12:30pm - 4:30 pm
 
Basic Excel
Wednesday, 1/27/2016
8:00am - 12:00 pm
 
Dealing with Difficult Personalities
Tuesday, 2/9/2016
8:00am - 12:00 pm
 
Intermediate Excel - Part I
Wednesday, 2/10/2016
8:00am - 12:00 pm
 
Supervisor Certificate Program - 9th Cohort
Wednesday, 2/17/2016
8:00am - 4:30 pm
Strategic Planning Essentials
Tuesday, 2/23/2016
12:30pm - 4:30 pm
 
Intermediate Excel - Part II
Wednesday, 2/24/2016
8:00am - 12:00 pm
 
Excel Certificate Program
- 3rd Cohort
Friday, 3/4/2016
12:30pm - 4:30 pm
 
Group Leader Certificate Program - 6th Cohort
Wednesday, 3/9/2016
8:00am - 12:00 pm
 
Habits of Successful People
Tuesday, 3/15/2016
12:30pm - 4:30 pm

Non-traditional Certified Production Technician (CPT) Program to be Offered
Program begins January 26th
A $30,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation was awarded to the Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky to help further their mission of providing affordable, customized and flexible training options for the current and future workforce. This money will be used to launch a non-traditional Certified Production Technician (CPT) program.
 
Rather than being offered as a full day, four week program, the Training Consortium's partner - Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKYCTC) will offer a CPT program in the evenings. The goal is to provide employers with skilled, trained employees that will increase overall productivity in the workplace.
 
For information about the CPT program, please contact Camille Padilla. In the last four years over 1,470 individuals have participated in training facilitated by the Training Consortium. Download (.pdf) information about the Certified Production Technician program.
Business Services
We exist for you
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce economic development team is here for you. The BGACC provides a variety of services for businesses. Our mission is to be the driving force for businesses throughout South Central Kentucky. 

A few services we can help you with include:
  • Workforce development
  • Site selection
  • Permitting and zoning applications
  • Expansion
  • Incentives
For full details on services, please click here.
South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
 
In 2015, the Chamber announced 22 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.
Become a member today!
January 2015 eNews
Upcoming Events:
South Central Kentucky Night: January 21, 2016; 6 to 9 PM ET
 
Join the Economic Development Team at the Kentucky History Center in Frankfort for this reception with members of the General Assembly during Legislative Session and showcase the best of South Central Kentucky! South Central Kentucky Night is a relaxed atmosphere with food, drink and networking! For more information, please contact the Chamber's Director of Programs and Events, Stephanie Matthews.
Contact Us:

Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 


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

 

Emilee Buttrum

emilee@bgchamber.com 

Economic Development Coordinator


 

 

Bowling Green Area

Chamber of Commerce

710 College Street

Bowling Green, KY 42101

Phone: 270-781-3200

Toll Free: 866-330-2422

www.southcentralky.com