Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 17, 2017

A Little Sunshine Looking out at a sunny Friday in February in the 60’s makes me think winter is over.  And I know that me saying this ensures a foot of snow will fall before it’s all over.  Thinking of spring does, however, bring thoughts of...
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Kentucky breaks export record at $29.24 billion in 2016

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky’s exports broke an all-time record in 2016 with $29.24 billion in goods and services shipped abroad from the commonwealth, a 5.8-percent increase from 2015, Gov. Matt Bevin announced today. Aerospace products and parts...
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Ashland working on downtown development project

ASHLAND, Ky. — Mayor Steve Gilmore said the city’s acquisition of the old Ashland Oil building is a “piece of the development puzzle,” but is also a “gift” the city won’t accept if a potential business deal breaks down. Gilmore and the rest of...
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ACTC conference targets sophomores

COALTON, Ky. — A leadership conference for young men will bring several hundred area sophomores to Ashland Community and Technical College in early March to learn skills important for successful careers. The first-ever Young Men’s Conference...
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Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 10, 2017

Promoting our region! Thank you for the opportunity to share a busy week here at the Alliance.  Our week started Sunday during the Super Bowl.  The  Alliance hosted a site visit with clients from Osaka, Japan.  Our clients flew into Huntington,...
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Ashland Career Center to lose OET workers

ASHLAND, Ky. — The state Education and Workforce Development Cabinet will move forward with a plan to remove Office of Employment and Training, or OET, workers from the Kentucky Career Center in Ashland, but the center will remain open and...
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Tax reform, business focus of address

FRANKFORT, Ky. — In his second State of the Commonwealth address, Governor Matt Bevin illustrated that a focus on bringing jobs to Kentucky and passing laws and reforms to make the state more competitive remain at the center of his vision for...
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Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 3, 2017

Time to Grow! Thank you for the opportunity to share the first week of February with you,  our membership of the Alliance.  Our week started last Friday night in Frankfort at the Governor’s Mansion.  We were invited to participate in the...
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Amazon plans to build $1.49 billion hub

HEBRON, Ky. — Kentucky Chamber member Amazon announced Tuesday they plan to build a $1.49 billion shipping hub over several years to serve its fleet of Prime Air planes at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in Hebron,...
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ACTC science fair grows in 5th year

COALTON, Ky. — Success is in the numbers, and for Ashland Community and Technical College’s Science and Engineering Fair, the numbers are way up. This year’s fair which happens Friday at the ACTC EastPark campus, will feature 133 projects...
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