WKU Center for Research and Development
Positioned to Meet Your Research & Technical Needs
WKU Center for Research and Development logo WKU's Center for Research and Development is positioned to provide valuable laboratory and technology services to you. The CRD offers an ideal environment for businesses to collaborate with technology-based companies, practicing engineers and university scientists.

The CRD is home to WKU's Applied Research Centers which houses 18 scientific and service-oriented Centers. These Centers are ready to meet the research and technical needs of your company - the Advanced Materials Institute, Applied Physics Institute, Engineering, Manufacturing and Commercialization Center, Thermal Analysis Laboratory, and the Nondestructive Analysis (NOVA) Center work with third party industries across the nation.


Career Connection Event October 26
Team Workforce Monthly Hiring Event
Team Workforce logo Team Workforce - a group of the community's job service providers - is hosting a Career Connection & Interview event on Oct. 26 from 8 - 11 a.m. at the Kentucky Career Center, 803 Chestnut Street, in Bowling Green. During this event, participating companies are able to conduct on-site interviews with candidates who have been screened by Team Workforce partners and meet the company's basic requirements.
A Career Connection & Interview event is held every fourth Wednesday of the month. Please contact  Sandra Baker or  Leigh Ann Tipton if you are interested in participating in an upcoming event.

GO bg Work Access Pass Program
Are Your Employees Eligible?
GO bg Bus The GO bg Work Access Pass Program is available to individuals from Bowling Green who are working a minimum of 22 hours a week and can provide a photo ID, proof of employment and meet the HUD income guidelines. WAPP includes six months of free, unlimited, GO bg transit rides for eligible individuals.

Past studies with the former Job Access Reverse Commute Program showed that within six months of obtaining gainful employment most individuals have obtained dependable transportation access through purchasing public transit passes, carpooling or purchasing a vehicle.

This program is made possible by Community Action of Southern Kentucky. 
For more information, visit the Community Action of Southern Kentucky's website.

Pan-Oston Partners with Hope House
Efforts to Support Local High School Scholarship

Pan-Oston logo Pan-Oston's Outside & Garden group is partnering with the New
Creations Furniture division of Hope House, Inc. to make a difference in the Bowling Green community. Their mission is to sell handmade rustic furniture, providing financial support to help individuals in need of aid, shelter and spiritual guidance.

Any products purchased from the Outside & Garden group's e-commerce site will also fund a new scholarship program through the Community Foundation of South Central Kentucky. This scholarship will assist an area high school senior in their pursuit of higher learning. Visit www.outsideandgarden.com for additional information.


SCA Americas Bowling Green Expansion
$23.9 Million in Capital Investment and 20 New Jobs
SCA Americas logo Global leader in personal care products, SCA Americas in Bowling Green announced the expansion of their facility, located at 7030 Louisville Road, last month. More information....

Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Inc. Headquarters Opens
Downtown Office Will Create up to 10 New Jobs
Tri-Arrows Aluminum_ Inc. logo Tri-Arrows Aluminum, Inc. announced the location of their first-ever corporate headquarters satellite office in September.   More information....

Upcoming Events:
Targeted Business & Industry Month
Targeted Business & Industry Month logo Industry Tours:  Tours for local high school students will be held throughout the end of October. Listed below are companies, dates and times for 2016's TB & I Appreciation Month industry tours. For additional information, or to host a tour in the future,
please contact Maureen Carpenter.

Constellium - UACJ:
8:30 a.m. - Thursday, October 20, 2016
Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, LLC:
8:30 a.m. - Thursday, October 27, 2016 

Lord Corporation:
12:30 p.m. - Thursday, October 27, 2016  

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers 2016 Manufacturer & Employee of the Year Awards:  Friday, October 28, 2016, at the Seelbach Hilton, Louisville, Kentucky. Event begins at 11:30 a.m. ET.
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October 2016 eNews

Career Connection:

Team Workforce is hosting the next hiring event at the Kentucky Career Center, 803 Chestnut Street, Bowling Green, KY, on

October 26, 2016
8am - 11am CT

Companies hiring for positions will interview applicants on the spot!

If you are hiring and want to participate, please contact Sandra Baker.

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:
To date, the Chamber has announced 14 projects totaling $459.1 million in capital investment and 673 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.

Platinum Partner: 
Citizens First logo
Silver Partner: 
Builders Association of South Central Kentucky