2017 SCK LAUNCH Experience Needs You!
Sign up by March 15th to be a part of this groundbreaking initiative!

The Chamber would like to invite your company to participate in our 2017 SCK LAUNCH Experience - an interactive career exploration expo to be experienced by more than 3,000 eighth-graders on Nov. 16, 2017.


The expo features the high-demand sectors of Construction, Healthcare, Hospitality, Manufacturing, Professional Services, Public Services and Transportation, Distribution and Logistics.


If your company is interested in participating, please sign-up at scklaunch.com or contact Workforce Coordinator LeighAnn Tipton by March 15th.


Watch the video highlighting last year's SCK LAUNCH Experience: 

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Career Connection: 
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The next Career Connection will be held at the Kentucky Career Center, in Bowling Green on March 22nd from 10am to 4pm CT!

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
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Training Consortium of South Central Kentucky 
Microsoft Office Suite classes begin soon!
Courses listed below are half-day sessions. Prices vary per course and can be customized to meet your needs!  You must be a member of the Training Consortium to register for any of the classes below. Annual memberships are $50/company. 

For more information, contact Kelsi Cline .
Microsoft Word Wed., Mar. 22
Microsoft Excel Basic Wed., Mar. 29
Microsoft Excel Intermediate I Wed., Apr. 5
Microsoft Access Wed., Apr. 12
Microsoft PowerPoint Wed., Apr. 19
Microsoft Excel Intermediate II  
Wed., Apr. 19
Microsoft Excel Advanced Wed., Apr. 26
Microsoft Excel Applications Wed., May 17
Legislative Update
HB 184, HB 168 and SB 230
HB 184 - Allows metal commodities the same overweight tolerances on Kentucky roads that already apply to steel.

On Monday, the bill passed the House and now moved to the Senate where it faces an uncertain fate. Please contact Senator Ernie Harris, Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee and let him know you support HB 184. 502-564-8100, ext. 605.

HB 168 and SB 230 require a portion of the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in-lieu-of-tax revenue that currently goes to the General Fund to be distributed to TVA counties.

This could mean an additional $130,000 for each county to be spent on economic development activities.  On February 28th, both bills had informational hearings in the Senate and House Appropriations and Revenue Committees. 

Warren Co. ATC Receives Donation for Machine Tool Program

IdeaFestival Bowling Green
Wednesday, March 15th - 9am to 2:30pm CT @ Downing Student Union

Talks and activities cover a broad swath of topics: entrepreneurship, art, sustainability, community outreach, the maker movement, the STEM disciplines, and much more. Inspired by the original IdeaFestival® now held in Louisville, IdeaFestival Bowling Green brings together thinkers and doers from throughout the region to encourage curiosity, creativity, and connections.


For more information, visit IdeaFestival online or contact Erika Solberg.

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Partner Spotlight:
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March 2017 eNews
Red Tape Reduction logo

1,394 of Kentucky's 4,700+ administrative regulations have been reviewed as of January 18th. 
  • 127 have been repealed
  • 259 have been targeted for repeal
  • 137 have been amended
  • 512 have been targeted for amendment
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View Gov. Bevin's discussion on Kentucky's Red Tape Reduction initiative.

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.