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President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative


The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

PTC Seamless Tube Corp. To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Hopkinsville, KY

Cold Drawn Seamless (CDS) tubing is used when heavy wall thicknesses, unweldable grades of steel, or both are required for a specific application. CDS affords superior dimensional tolerances, better surface finish, higher physical properties, and better machinability than Hot Finished Seamless.

Company to invest more than $102 million to retrofit, expand its parent company’s former Hopkinsville location; will create up to 283 new jobs.

Almost Nashville, Kentucky To Sponsor LiveXchange


Almost Nashville, Kentucky has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014 at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Resort at Grande Dunes, Myrtle Beach, SC. So far, 20 economic development agencies from the United States and Canada have signed up as sponsors. The current roster of 2014 sponsors now includes:         Almost Nashville, Kentucky         Brick City Development Corporation, New Jersey         Buffalo Niagara Enterprise (BNE), New York         Centerpoint Energy         Fayette County Development Authority, Georgia         GO Topeka Economic Partnership, Kansas         Greater Houston Partnership, Texas         Hernando County Florida Office of Business Development         Louisiana Department of Economic Development         Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation, South Carolina         Northwest Georgia Joint Development Authority         Overland Park Economic Development Council, Kansas         Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development         Quad Cities First, Iowa         Regional Growth Partnership/Northwest Ohio         Region of Durham, Ontario, Canada         San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas         Santee Cooper         The Joplin Regional Partnership, Missouri         West Virginia Development Office Be sure to check the LiveXchange website often for an updated list of sponsors! If you’re searching for new locations for your business, you need to attend LiveXchange. During the event, you will meet personally with economic developers to discuss your location needs; attend seminars, workshops, and think tanks led by experts in the field of relocation; and network with other delegates, leading site selection consultants and economic development representatives. All approved delegates are entitled to complimentary deluxe accommodations and meals at the Myrtle Beach Marriott Beach Resort and a $350 travel stipend. Click here to register today!

Custom Foods To Expand Operations In Owingsville, KY, Create 200 Jobs


To encourage the investment and job growth in Owingsville, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $3 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program.

Louisville, KY Getting More eBay


eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, plans to expand operations in Louisville, creating more than 150 new, full-time jobs and investing up to $45 million in the Commonwealth.

Angel’s Envy Distillery Breaks Ground In Louisville, KY


Angel’s Share brands to invest $12 million in the Commonwealth; will welcome 40 new jobs.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world, most notable for being the busiest transshipment port in Asia. (Photo:

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.

Dr. Schneider To Create 155 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Russell Springs, KY

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German automotive supplier to invest more than $29 million in Kentucky; Russell Springs beat 69 other potential locations to win new plant.

Kayser To Create 121 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Fulton, KY


German company to invest $17.5 million in its first U.S. plant; project stems from Governor’s visit in January.

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast
In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking


The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year’s contest.