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Kentucky officials to recruit aerospace jobs during visit to Great Britain’s Farnborough Air Show

At Great Britain’s Farnborough International Airshow this week, Gov. Matt Bevin and Cabinet for Economic Development leaders Terry Gill and Vivek Sarin, along with local and regional Kentucky development professionals, will seek to attract new companies and create jobs in Kentucky’s burgeoning aerospace industry. “Kentucky is a top-flight location in the US for aviation and aerospace engineering,...

Governor creates Economic Opportunity Commission to help ‘disadvantaged’ access growing opportunities

Gov. Matt Bevin has created an Economic Opportunity Commission, which will be attached to the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development (KCED). The new Commission combines the Governor’s Office of Minority Affairs and the Governor’s Minority Employment, Business Affairs and Economic Development Council. The Economic Opportunity Commission will consist of 12 voting members appointed by the Governor,...

Gov. Bevin: Kentucky Opportunity Zone Initiative holds promise of economic growth for local communities

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Monday the U.S. Department of the Treasury certified 144 Opportunity Zones in 84 Kentucky counties under a program in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 that aims to encourage long-term investments in low-income urban and rural communities nationwide. Gov. Bevin The designation offers significant federal tax breaks and deferrals to entities and individuals investing in Opportunity...

Kentucky’s 2017 corporate investment hits $9.2 billion creating 17,200 jobs; highest mark in 17 years

Shattering its previous investment record, Kentucky has announced $9.2 billion in corporate expansion and new-location projects in 2017, bringing commitments to create more than 17,200 jobs, the most since 2000. “Kentucky’s record-setting performance this year in job creation and corporate investment is a direct result of the pro-business legislation, policies and programs we’ve enacted over...