Looming Trade Deficit May Cloud Kentucky’s Sunny Economy

May 22, 2015

Kentucky’s manufacturing sector added 1,100 jobs in April (4,700 since last year), GM announced a $439 million expansion of its Corvette factory in Bowling Green, and Kentucky’s exports were reported to be up 11 percent in 2015. Read Story

Waterfront Park Seeks Developers For Land Near Slugger Field

May 13, 2015

The Waterfront Development Corp. wants two of its downtown properties just south of Waterfront Park to be developed. Read Story


Louisville’s Economic Development Team Gets National Recognition

May 4, 2015

Louisville Forward got a nod from Site Selection Magazine as a top U.S. economic development group. Read Story


Most Kentucky Counties Have Fewer People With Jobs Than in 2007

May 4, 2015

Only 28 Kentucky counties have more people employed in March 2015 than in March 2007, according to a recent analysis by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy. Read Story

Kentucky’s Jobless Rate Drops to 5.1 Percent in March

April 17, 2015

Kentucky officials say the state's unemployment rate fell to 5.1 percent in March, the lowest rate since June 2001. Read Story

Kentucky’s Unemployment Rate Remains Steady

March 5, 2015

Kentucky’s unemployment rate held steady at 5.5 percent in January and has fallen below the national jobless rate, state officials announced Thursday. Read Story


Lawsuit Takes Issue With Composition of Louisville Planning Commission

March 3, 2015

A group opposing plans to develop a Wal-Mart in west Louisville filed suit Monday against the developers and city entities working to move the project forward. Read Story


Wal-Mart Gets OK to Build Store Further Away From Roadways in West Louisville

March 2, 2015

The development of a Wal-Mart at Broadway and 18th Street will move forward following the Louisville Metro Board of Zoning Adjustment's unanimous decision Monday to approved two variances. Read Story

Louisville’s Comfy Cow Expanding With Distribution Center In Jeffersontown

February 19, 2015

The Comfy Cow ice cream company will lease a 6,500 square-foot space in the Regency Point Business Center in Jeffersontown that will create up to 50 new jobs and invest $2 million. Read Story

Manufacturing Education Program Expands Statewide in Kentucky

January 14, 2015

A program designed to benefit Kentucky's manufacturing sector is expanding statewide. Read Story

Pillsbury Plans to Close 400-Worker New Albany Plant

January 8, 2015

About 400 southern Indiana workers could lose their jobs after General Mills announced plans to close its Pillsbury refrigerated goods plant in New Albany by mid-2016. Read Story


Australian Firm Will Help Expand High-Speed Internet Across Kentucky

December 23, 2014

An Australian private investment company will immediately begin developing a high-speed internet network across Kentucky, Gov. Steve Beshear announced on Tuesday. Beshear made the announcement with Kentucky lawmakers and representatives from Macquarie Capital. A team of Macquarie specialists will develop high-speed Internet across … Read Story


Kindred Expansion Means Big Changes for Fourth Street

December 11, 2014

Kindred Healthcare’s expansion will bring serious change to Fourth Street’s Theater Square. The company announced Thursday it’s adding 500 new full-time employees. The expansion includes a new six-story 142,000-square-foot facility to be built by 2017 at Kindred’s headquarters on Broadway … Read Story