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Catch a game - on us!
Four tickets to an upcoming Bowling Green Hot Rods game! Just for staying up to date on the latest economic development news in South Central Kentucky.

Congratulations to our June Winner - David Easton, Scotty's Development Company - enjoy your Hot Rods game at the Club level!  Contact the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Coordinator  Emilee Buttrum  with any questions. 
Welcome Back WKU!
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Western Kentucky University is a significant contributor to our successful business climate. Welcome Back WKU gives Chamber partners the first opportunity to tap into this market. In turn, students are able to see what Bowling Green businesses have to offer, without leaving campus. Additional information and registration can be found here .

For more information, please contact Programs and Events Coordinator Katie Dykes.
Summer Workshop 3-part Series:
I-9 Workshop July 13 - 11:30 am to 1 pm CDT
Will cover proper completion and retention of the Form I-9, c onsequences of unlawfully employing an individual that is not authorized to work in the U.S. and the potential civil and criminal penalties and asset forfeiture potential in doing so, and w ays to minimize the risks in I-9 compliance. Lunch Provided.

Please RSVP by EOB Monday, July 11.

Trade & Export Workshop July 28 - 11:30 am to 1 pm CDT
U.S. Chamber of Commerce trade and export expert Christopher Wenk
will cover the importance of trade to the South Central Kentucky community. Topics will include the recently-concluded Trans-Pacific Partnership; the TPP will boost economic activity by expanding markets for U.S. exporters.  Lunch Provided.

Please RSVP by EOB Monday, July 25.

Fair Labor Standards August 11 - 11:30 am to 1 pm CDT
New changes to the Fair Labor Standards are coming and employers are required to be in compliance by December 31. Make sure you are prepared with this overview session.  Lunch Provided.

Please  RSVP by EOB Monday, August 8.
Lunch Sponsored by:
Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky
Speculative Building VI
Property For Sale or Lease at the Kentucky Transpark
Pre-approved expansion area of 216,000 SF-engineered
steel structure, insulated panels
  • Floor area: 108,000 SF with pre-approved expansion area; expandable up to 432,000 SF with additional DDP approval
  • Dimensions: 300' x 360'
  • Eave Height: 38'
  • Roof: 24-gauge standing seam metal roof, 8" vinyl batt insulated
  • Floor: 4" dense grade aggregate; 8" concrete floor capable
  • Walls: 24-gauge insulated sandwich panels and 8' block wainscot
  • Foundation: Reinforced concrete
  • Columns: Two Rows with 40' x 100' spacing
  • Docks: One drive-in door and two dock doors installed; expandable
Contact Project Manager Julie Sapp for additional information about
Speculative Building VI or download the spec sheet.
Upcoming Events:
July 7, 2016 - 1pm CDT  - Speculative Building VI Ribbon Cutting.
Transpark tours and a BBQ lunch will be provided following the ribbon cutting celebration.

July 13, 2016 - 9am CDT - Holley Control Tower Ribbon Cutting. Grand opening of the Holley Tower at the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park.

August 5, 2016 - 11am CDT - TMS Automotive Ribbon Cutting. This project resulted in a $5 million capital investment and 38 new jobs for South Central Kentucky.

Targeted Business & Industry Appreciation Month:   October 2016,
Throughout the entire month of October, we will be celebrating you!Reserve your spot now to offer facility tours to Warren County students.Contact Emilee Buttrum for more information. Tours are currently being scheduled for September and October.

Gold Partner: 
Gold Partner: 
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South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
To date, the Chamber has announced three projects totaling $359.5 million in capital investment and 440 new jobs for 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.
Recruitment Program :

Through the SCK Manufacturing Career Center, Team Workforce is pre-screening job seekers to ensure they are prepared to meet your needs!

Pre-screening includes:
- education and skill assessment
- work history evaluation
- resume refinement
- interview skill assessment

Qualified candidates will be referred to participating companies and automatically scheduled  the  following week
for interviews.

Interview dates:
- August 3
- September 7
- October 5
- November 2
- December 7
Contact Maureen Carpenter for additional information and get involved today!

Become a member today!
July 2016 eNews
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

Machine Tool & Robotics Programs

First time offering this fall at the Warren County Area Technology Center!

The program will train the industrial maintenance technicians, process engineers, tool makers and quality technicians that you need in your companies.

For more information about the program or to donate, please contact Ron Bunch.