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May Targeted Business & Industry eNews

Introducing New Members of the Chamber's Economic Development Team:

Amanda Bentley, GISP
Real Estate and Research Coordinator | 270-901-4747
Amanda is the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce’s point of contact for information related to economic development research, real estate and infrastructure.
Payton Lear
Economic Development Coordinator | 270-901-4619
Payton provides comprehensive support for business retention and expansion activities, including talent acquisition and development for the existing targeted businesses in South Central Kentucky.
Jason Lemle
Project Manager, Business Attraction | 270-901-4753
Jason is responsible for targeted business recruitment activities.

Training Consortium Q2 Courses Wrapping Up Registrations

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For additional information about joining the Training Consortium or to register for any of the courses below, click 'Register Today!' below.

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Presenting with Visual and Messaging Impact

May 22, 2018

Noon - 7:00 pm


Lead Change Without the Title or Authority

June 7, 2018

9:00 - 11:00 am


Workplace Innovation & Inspiring People to Embrace Change

June 21, 2018

1:00 - 5:00 pm


Internal Customer Service

June 29, 2018

8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Register Today!


BGYP Helps Recruit and Retain Young Talent

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BGYP encourages young talent in our community by engaging and empowering our next generation of business and community leaders to actively shape our region.

BGYP is for any young professional (ages 21 to 40) working in South Central Kentucky that enjoys community involvement and leadership opportunities.

BGYP hosts quarterly meetings and monthly socials the third Thursday of every month. For additional information about getting involved with BGYP, contact Director of Programs and Events Katie Dykes.


Southwest Parkway Receives Funding in Transportation Budget

Nearly $4.5 million was designated for Warren County’s Southwest Parkway in this year’s state budget. The Parkway was designed to connect Russellville Road and Nashville Road. This first phase of the project will connect Russellville Road to the northwest corner of the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park in southern Warren County.

Currently, all companies in the SCKIP employ a combined 3,400+ people, which accounts for approximately $204.5 million in payroll income each year and has a projected $13.3 billion economic impact on our local economy over the next 10 years. Job creation in the SCKIP is projected to increase by 40% over the next five years and with future development projections of the park, tractor-trailer truck traffic is expected to increase by upwards of 34%. View the two-page data summary and proposed project route here.

The completion of the Parkway will improve traffic flow and access for all companies in and around the SCKIP by creating additional entry points along Nashville and Russellville Roads. The Parkway will also open secondary access to the northwest corner of the park. This new access will increase traffic efficiency and address evacuation/safety concerns for KAAP, KPEX, Henkel, Graham Packaging and any future developments in the northern part of the park.

For additional information on the Southwest Parkway project, contact Chamber Real Estate and Research Coordinator Amanda Bentley.


SCK LAUNCH Experience Needs You!

2018 SCK LAUNCH Experience Save the Date-Sectors

Are you comfortable working with and interacting with students? SCK LAUNCH Experience Group Leaders are vital facilitators for Experience. As a group leader, you will interact with and guide students through the Experience event - from start to finish. Click here to view the two-page detail information packet that outlines the 'day-in-the-life' of a SCK LAUNCH Experience Group Leader. The most important part to remember about being a Group Leader is HOW EXCITED the students are to be participating in the Experience hands-on career expo.

Would you rather volunteer elsewhere for the Experience event? Please contact Director of Programs and Events Katie Dykes for additional information about other volunteer opportunities.



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Red Tape Reduction

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South Central Kentucky Economic Development:
For 2018, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce has announced three economic development projects totaling $12.06 million in capital investment and 71 new jobs. For the second year in a row, Bowling Green was 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 2017.
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 1,300 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.

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce 710 College Street  Bowling Green Kentucky United States 42101

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