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Central KY Regional Airport 5th Open House

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Central Kentucky Regional Airport (formerly Madison Airport) Fifth Open House The fifth annual open house and barbecue was held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2016. The event was hosted by the airport board and Eastern Kentucky University, the airport’s fixed-base operator. In addition to an airplane display, a barbecue lunch was served […]

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Economic Growth Presented to Local Leaders…

By Bill Robinson Register Editor RICHMOND — A plan to develop the Madison County economy is in place after two years of study. Now, local leaders need to work on making it a reality, tweaking it as they go.  That was the message Monday as leaders from business, education, government and the Richmond and Berea […]

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Keep up with what is happening in Kentucky…

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ThinkKentucky.com is the website for the Cabinet for Economic development in Kentucky.   The Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for encouraging job creation and retention, and new investment in the state. Programs administered by the Cabinet are designed to support and promote economic development, primarily by attracting new […]

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Lectrodryer Named Small Business Manufacturer of 2013 by Kentucky Association of Manufacturing

RICHMOND — A Madison County business has been named the 2013 Small Business of the Year by the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers. Lectrodryer is a leader in the manufacturing of custom-designed absorption and purification equipment for use in hydrocarbon refining, chemical processing, gas manufacturing and refining, solvent drying, sewage treatment and power generation. Ninety percent […]

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Employers have incentives to hire displaced coal workers…

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January 20, 2014 – RICHMOND Kentucky employers are being offered incentives to hire workers laid off from coal-related jobs. Tonita Goodwin, president of the Madison County Industrial Management Club, shared that information at the group’s Friday meeting. Madison County has few, if any, coal-related jobs, but the coal industry has suffered thousands of job losses […]

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The Numbers Are In…

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The Numbers Are In… Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development 2013 Annual Report Kentucky was… #1 in light vehicle production, per capita (#3 in overall production behind Michigan and Ohio) #2 nationally for increased exporting growth KY exports topped $25 billion with Aerospace products and parts in the top spot and Motor vehicles and parts second #9 […]

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Kentucky Dossier

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Dossier, Hemispheres’ Economic-Development series, features an in-depth overview of a region, including the unique initiatives that shape its industry and commerce as well as its influence on today’s global economy. Check out the 32-page Kentucky Dossier, featured in the December 2012 issue of Hemispheres, United Airline’s inflight magazine, at: http://ink-live.com/emagazines/hemispheres-dossier/1244/december-2012/#/1/

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Keep up with what is happening in Southeastern US…

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The South: The nation’s No. 1 region in economic development. Welcome to SB-D.com, the official Web site of Southern Business & Development magazine. Here you will find more information than you can find anywhere related to economic development, site selection and expanding or relocating your business to the American South, the world’s third-largest economy. Why […]

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Barr: House budget compromise a step toward sensible policy

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By Bill Robinson Register Editor MADISON COUNTY — The budget compromise that passed the House of Representatives last week support was a modest step toward common-sense policy making that could get the economy moving again. U.S. Rep. Andy Barr, R-Sixth District expressed that hope in a Tuesday address to the Madison County Industrial Management Club. […]

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Nissan recognizes GR Spring & Stamping

Special to the Register RICHMOND — GR Spring & Stamping Inc., which operates a manufacturing plant in Richmond, has been named Nissan’s 2013 Most Improved Supplier representing the America’s region which includes the United States, Mexico and Brazil. The award recognizes outstanding improvement in quality over the past three years. GRS&S president Merle Emery accepted […]

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