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Wage & Benefits Report Presentation & Breakfast
8am, Friday, September 29 at the Chamber of Commerce
Results from the Warren County Wage & Benefits Survey will be revealed during a short breakfast program. This comprehensive report focuses on wage and benefit information related specifically to Warren County's manufacturing community. 

RSVP by 4pm on Wednesday, September 27 to Kelsi Cline if you plan to attend.

Some information included in the Survey:
  • How many shifts does your business have?
  • What is your businesses overall turnover rate?
  • What overtime does your business pay?
  • What type of salary increases are usually granted?
  • How many full-time and part-time employees do you have?
Targeted Business & Industry Awards Banquet
Tuesday, Oct. 24 (registration ends Oct.18)

Last Call for Early Bird Ticket Pricing!
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$65 - Early Bird Individual Ticket 
(rate expires tomorrow)

$75 - Individual Ticket (rate after Sept. 15) 

$650 - Corporate Sponsor* Table of 8

Keynote Speaker: Terry R. Gill, Jr., Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet
for Economic Development

Click here to register, or for more information contact Katie Dykes.

*Company will be recognized in printed programs, on video screens and in Chamber Connection newsletter.
Career Connection
Wednesday, September 27 @ the Kentucky Career Center!
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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 .
Metal Commodities Overweight Permitting
Permits available online through Kentucky Department of Vehicle Regulation
The online application process takes a matter of minutes and provides a link to a map showing restricted roadways. The new permit is presented in a printable electronic format. The permit application no longer requires pages of manually-typed trucking routes. The launch of the metal commodity permit has laid the foundation for future implementation of self-issuance of all annual permits and some standard Over-weight/Over-dimensional trip permits.
Since the July 1 effective date of HB 184, the Division of Motor Carriers in the Department of Vehicle Regulation has issued 178 Annual Metal Commodities permits and a total of 17 Temporary Metal Commodity permits (as of September 11).

To purchase a OW/OD Metal Commodities permit, please visit
Tax Credits for Small Businesses Seeking Incentives for Growth Available
Do you qualify? Apply Before Nov. 1!
Kentucky small businesses still have an opportunity to claim a tax credit of up to $25,000 on their 2017 taxes, but time is limited to apply for this year's credit. The program is available to most for-profit businesses of 50 or fewer full-time employees, including companies in the construction, manufacturing, retail, service and wholesale industries.

Qualifying small businesses may be eligible to receive a state income tax credit ranging from $3,500 to $25,000 per year. The tax credit amount varies based upon the number of jobs created and the cost of equipment purchased.  By applying for the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit program by Nov. 1, small businesses stand the best chance of receiving approval in time for their 2017 tax filings. Tax credits are available for companies that, in the past 24 months, added at least one new employee and invested $5,000 or more in qualifying equipment or technology.

To learn more about the Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit program or to apply, visit  or contact the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development at 800-626-2930.
Coming Soon! Schedule for the End of the Year
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Classes coming soon that will be focused on the competency areas of:
  • Team Building
  • Communication and Listening Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Integrity, Professionalism, Reliability, Adaptability & Flexibility
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Critical & Analytical Thinking
Full schedule coming soon! I f you have any questions about the Consortium, contact Kelsi Cline
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September 2017 eNews

  • 160 have been repealed
  • 181 have been amended
  • 342 have been targeted for repeal
  • 547 have been targeted for amendment

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 nine economic development projects totaling $182.3 million in capital investment and 482 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.