ASHLAND ALLIANCE NEWS HEADLINES

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 chance and stick to my prediction...
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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 development tips to high-school...
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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 of Directors and the EKU Office of...
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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 growth and return of life to the...
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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 led all categories with more than...
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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 the Ashland Board of City...
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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 March 7 will feature local and...
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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, after 24 hours of travel and our...
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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 continue to provide some employment...
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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 the state. During his speech...
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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 Japanese American Society of...
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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, creating 2,700 full- and part-time jobs....
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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 entered by 192 students, which is 82 more...
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Alliance President’s Report – Jan. 27, 2017

We are here to serve you! The last full week of January is already here. For us at the Alliance, it has been a week working with many of our existing members and add a few new as well.  January is the single biggest month of membership renewals we experience each year. Each...
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Ashland approves merger of depts.

ASHLAND, Ky. — The Ashland Board of City Commissioners on Thursday approved the consolidation of the Department of Economic Development with the Department of Planning and Community Development in a 3-1 vote. The merger still needs final approval through a second reading next...
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