Economic Development Week 2017
May 8 - 13, 2017
IEDC Economic Development Week 2017 logo Like South Central Kentucky on Facebook  for the latest economic development announcements, news and events!

South Central Kentucky recently launched a new Facebook page in conjunction with IEDC's Economic Development Week 2017.

All week long, we will be posting some of the most recent economic development milestones and achievements celebrating South Central Kentucky's economic development success!

Cities nationwide are celebrating economic development by showcasing job and career development programs that enhance local and regional economic impact on communities.
Fundamental Skills for Manufacturing
Class begins May 24
FSM is a 24-hour course designed to equip new hires, underemployed, unemployed and incumbent workers with the necessary skills to be successful in manufacturing-related positions.

The NCRC is included in the FSM curriculum. Upon course completion, students sit for  the NCRC assessment

Meeting Dates & Times:
  • May 24 - 3pm to 7pm
  • May 25 - 8am to 4:30pm
  • May 26 - 8am to 4:30pm
  • NCRC Assessment Date: May 29 at the Kentucky Career Center
Sessions will be held at the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce. Download the course flyer for additional information, or to register for the course, contact  Kelsi Cline .
Employers Needed for Job Fair Event
Friday, June 2nd, 9am - Noon
The Housing Authority of Bowling Green is hosting a job fair event on June 2nd at their Learning Center (247 Double Springs Road). The event will be open to the public. Interview rooms will be available to conduct interviews on-site. 

Setup will begin at 8am. For questions or to register for the event, please contact Renea Covington at 270-784-3148 (o) or 270-467-7144 (c).
2017 Automotive Convention - Hopkinsville, KY
Hosted by Consolidated Electrical Distributors, INC
CED's 2017 Automotive Convention will be held on May 18th in Hopkinsville. Speakers will be addressing concerns and issues associated with the automotive industry. This seminar will benefit Tier 1, Tier 2 or any other supplier interested. 

Click here for additional information. Registration is free, contact Hunter Jurgens via email or at 270-540-8102 to register today!
Career Connection:
Thursday, May 25, 9am to 3pm
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The next Team Workforce Career Connection will be held at the Kentucky Career Center, in Bowling Green!

Companies will be able to interview applicants during the event. If you are hiring and want to participate, please contact Economic Development Coordinator Kelsi Cline.
Be a Part of SCK LAUNCH Experience!
Seeking: Manufacturing & TDL Participants

Time is running out to reserve your space for 2017's 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 contact Workforce Coordinator
LeighAnn Tipton today!

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

SCK Launch Experience Video Screen Shot
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Partner Spotlight:
Bronze Partner:

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Bronze Partner:
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May 2017 eNews
Red Tape Reduction logo
  • 151 have been repealed 
  • 176 have been amended
  • 427 have been targeted for amendment
  • 338 have been targeted for repeal
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

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Kelsi Cline
Economic Development Coordinator

South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced three economic development projects totaling $86.73 million in capital investment and 283 new jobs.
Bowling Green was recently ranked second in Site Selection magazine's list of high-performing metros among communities with populations less than 200,000 based on total economic development projects for 2016.

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.