Kentucky's Open for Business 
New Right-to-Work Legislation Signed Into Law Saturday
We are excited to announce that as of Saturday, Kentucky is now a Right to Work state! Right to Work will make Kentucky even more competitive and strengthens the future of economic development efforts across the state. As the first county in the nation to pass a right to work ordinance at the local level, we are strong supporters of this landmark legislation and congratulate our state legislature and Governor Bevin on taking this important step to growing Kentucky's competitive advantage!

For more information
on the impact of RTW,
check out this video,
Right-to-work explained in only 45 seconds!
Right to Work video screen shot
To view the bill,  click here .
2017 Plant Manager's Roundtable 
Mark Your Calendars!
PMR is an exclusive meeting for high-level, decision-makers within the South Central Kentucky manufacturing community.  The 2017 Schedule is here! PMR meets bi-monthly on the third Friday at 7:30 AM.

2017 Dates:
  • February 17th
  • April 21st
  • June 16th
  • August 18th
  • October 20th
  • December 15th - Holiday Luncheon
Please contact Economic Development Coordinator Kelsi Cline if you're interested in hosting a roundtable or want more information about getting involved!
Bowling Green Young Professionals 
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The Bowling Green Young Professionals encourages young talent in our community by engaging and empowering our next generation of business and community leaders to actively shape our region.

BGYP hosts quarterly meetings and monthly socials the third Thursday of every month.

  • Age range: 21 to 40
  • Geographic Region: Bowling Green and South Central Kentucky
  • Professional compilation: all professions included
  • Motivated by: community involvement and leadership
For more information about BGYP, click here, or contact the Chamber's Director of Programs and Events Katie Dykes.
Career Connection: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
The next Team W orkforce Career Connection will be held at the Kentucky Career Center, in Bowling Green!

Companies will be able to interview applicants during the event. Career Connection events take place the fourth Wednesday of the month.

If you are hiring and want to participate, please contact Kelsi Cline
2017 Angel Investment Tax Credit Applications
Do you qualify?

Qualifying business activity includes knowledge based activity in the following areas:

  • Bioscience
  • Environmental and Energy
  • Health and Human Development
  • Information Tech
  • Advanced Manufacturing
For additional information about the KAITC program, visit
Performance Feeds, LLC Expands BG Location 
Moves Manufacturing HQ to South Central Kentucky

Performance Feeds LLC announced the expansion of their distribution center and relocation of their manufacturing headquarters to 2361 Louisville Rd., Bowling Green, KY. This project is a capital investment of $2.29 million and will create 30 new jobs over the next three years in South Central Kentucky. View the full release.

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January 2017 eNews
Red Tape Reduction logo

1,327 administrative regulations have been reviewed as of January 6th. 
  • 118 have been repealed
  • 238 have been targeted
  • 96 have been amended
  • 496 have been targeted for amendment
Regulations in the areas of motor carriers, motor vehicle tax, and construction and materials have been repealed, just to name a few.

To see the list of repealed and amended regulations, click here.

To report a regulation, click here.
Contact Us:
Ron Bunch, CEcD
President and CEO 

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

South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce announced $463 million in capital investment and 703 new jobs in 2016.  In 2015, 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.