May 2018
Ray Hagerman, MHCEDC President
Webstaurant Store Expanding
In place of the old Goodyear building will rise a 540,000-square-foot, state-of-art distribution facility. The new building will be home to 100 to 120 new employees who will earn starting pay of between $13.50 and $15.50 an hour.

The Webstaurant Store, an e-commerce restaurant supply business, is expanding from its current 142,000-square-foot building, which also is home to a customer solutions center.

Based in Lancaster, PA, WebstaurantStore is the largest online restaurant supply store serving food service professionals and individual customers worldwide. With thousands of available products and over 5.5 million orders shipped, they have everything your business needs to function at its best. Over the years they have expanded their selection of wholesale supplies and commercial equipment to include healthcare, educational, and hotel supplies.

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Several companies in Madisonville / Hopkins County have been inquiring about a Wage Benefit Study. Therefore, we have created a Wage and Benefit Survey to help local industry.

The collection of this information from area businesses serves an important purpose. Local employers are provided with benchmark data on average wages and benefits, resulting in a report that is one of their key resources when setting or negotiating wages and benefits.

Each organization's responses to the questionnaire are strictly confidential. Companies that participate in this survey can receive a complimentary copy of the full report. 

All surveys need to be submitted through the Survey Monkey link below. 
Please contact us with any questions (270.821.1939) (
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Entrepreneurship & Workforce in a Rural Community
Fall Conference

October 18th, 2018
Communities thrive when people and resources are connected to develop new ideas and solutions for common problems.

The Entrepreneurship & Workforce Conference will focus on providing information on how to develop a thriving Entrepreneurial program in a rural community and discuss creative solutions for workforce challenges.
Key Note Speaker
Dr. Larry Cox, Pepperdine University
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