Economic Development News Conference to be Held Thursday, May 29
Communications and Public Policy Director Nick Fuhrman
BOWLING GREEN, KY (May 28, 2008) - The Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce, the City of Bowling Green, and the County of Warren will host a news conference tomorrow, Thursday, May 29, at 10 a.m. at the Carroll Knicely Conference Center to announce a new economic development project locating in South Central Kentucky.
Narrowing its search from 200 locations to its final decision of locating here in South Central Kentucky, the as-yet-undisclosed company will invest $7.28 million and create 350 new jobs over the course of three years.
This announcement will create a total economic impact of $7.343 million for its first year in South Central Kentucky by employing 120 residents. Their decision to locate in the region will also create 33 indirect jobs within the next year and will result in an indirect revenue of $3.856 million annually, according to an impact model provided by the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce and Applied Economics.
Information sessions regarding employment opportunities with this company will be held on Tuesday, June 3, at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 6 p.m., and on Wednesday, June 4, at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. All sessions will be held at the Chamber, located at 710 College Street.
About the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce
Incorporated in 1935, the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce is the driving force for economic development in South Central Kentucky. As one of only 336 chambers nationwide to be accredited by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the fourth largest chamber in Kentucky, the Chamber serves as a premier business advocate for its more than 1,300 partners. 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.