Alliance President’s Report – Feb. 24, 2017

Together We Grow It’s a great day to be in Kentucky!  Last week, I  officially called Winter out and said it was over.  I had several of you reach out and remind me that our largest snow storms have been in March.  I think I will take that...
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ACTC Young Men’s Conference to feature area successes

ASHLAND, Ky. — Area leaders will share their advice for success at the Young Men’s Conference March 7 at Ashland Community and Technical College. They will join keynote speaker Paul R. Sovinski in presenting leadership, education and...
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EKU to host 30th East Kentucky Leadership Conference

RICHMOND, Ky. – The East Kentucky Leadership Foundation will hold its 30th anniversary conference at Eastern Kentucky University April 27-28. This year’s theme is “Transitioning Eastern Kentucky: Economy, Workforce, Demographics.” The EKLF Board...
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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 billion

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

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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