Economic Gateway http://www.oneeastky.com One East Kentucky News RSS Feed Sat, 16 Feb 2019 06:14:54 -0800 en-us Kentucky Expecting Ongoing Growth in 2019 http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20471 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 15 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Strong bourbon, vehicle production, logistics sectors should offset agribusiness weakness, keep most state businesses expanding Kentucky business leaders see a year of continued economic expansion.... Manufacturing is cool again and it needs skilled workers http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20470 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Wed, 13 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 For the past several decades, the number of professionals entering manufacturing had decreased as many talented, young professionals have sought work in Silicon Valley and other tech regions. This is ... STEP Program Expands Funding for Kentucky's Small Businesses http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20469 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 11 Feb 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Companies may receive up to $10,000, twice the funding available in previous years FRANKFORT, Ky. – Eligible Kentucky small businesses can now receive even more funding to help them begin exp... PIKE MEDICAL CENTER TO ADD CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, ENHANCE HEART INSTITUTE http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20180 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 Pikeville Medical Center announces $52 million expansion, creation of children’s Hospital Pikeville Medical Center has announced it will spend $7 million to relocate and expand its inpatient ... Kentucky Files an Aerospace Flight Plan http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20179 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Wed, 02 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 State consortium is introducing members of $12B manufacturing sector to one another – and to the world Kentucky’s aerospace industry has been on a fairly steep climb since 2014, when it... Lawmakers hear testimony from business community on importance of infrastructure investment and data privacy http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20178 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 FRANKFORT, Ky. — In legislative meetings, the issues of privacy and the need for increased investment in infrastructure were highlighted by leaders in the business community as subjects that sho... Economic Development Cabinet names new executive director of workforce development http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20177 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 24 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 FRANKFORT, Ky. — The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has transformed its approach to address workforce needs across the state with an increased focus on community development, and that... KY Innovation taps SOAR to lead RISE consortium http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20035 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Shaping Our Appalachian Region has been chosen to head a regional hub and to serve, attract and develop entrepreneurs in Appalachia by KY Innovation and Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. SOAR will receive ... Pikeville Tourism, BitSource launch free app http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20034 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Wed, 19 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 City of Pikeville Tourism and Pikeville-based coding company BitSource have launched a free app, “Visit Pikeville,” which is available for download on mobile devices. The app provides u... KY Power announces leadership change http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20033 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 17 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 American Electric Power announced Monday that Brett Mattison will replace Matt Satterwhite as president and chief operating officer of Kentucky Power. Accoriding to a statement released by KY Power... EnerBlu gives business presentation to UPIKE students http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20032 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials from EnerBlu visited UPIKE to teach students about important aspects of business. EnerBlu is a high power technology company and builds products that support ... Treasury Releases Proposed Regulations on Opportunity Zones Designed to Incentivize Investment in American Communities http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20031 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 Washington – The Treasury Department today issued proposed guidance related to the new Opportunity Zone tax incentive.  The tax benefit, created by the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, is d... CPE earns $400,000 grant to better serve adult students http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20030 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Tue, 11 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 The Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE) has been awarded a $400,000 Lumina Foundation grant to encourage more adults to pursue certificate and associate programs in business, information technolo... Gov. Bevin Leads Economic Development Mission to China http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=20029 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Sun, 09 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 FRANKFORT, Ky.  – Gov. Matt Bevin this weekend departed on his administration’s first economic development and trade mission to the People’s Republic of China, a weeklong t... Multi-million dollar grant moves Letcher Co. prison project forward http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19274 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 300 jobs are expected to be created from the new federal prison coming to Letcher County. It is a project county and state officials say they have been working on for more than 10 years. One of ... CRAFT ACADEMY GRADUATES SPEND SUMMER AS KY POWER INTERNS http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19273 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 15 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kentucky Power summer internships give recent high school graduates work experience and allows Kentucky Power to show newcomers what goes into effectively operating an electric utility. For the sec... Data Brings Hope to Kentucky Coal Mining Country http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19269 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 08 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 “We used to pray for a Saturday off. Now we just pray that we will get to work at all.” This was the story in East Kentucky’s coal mining country. Over the last 10 years, the regi... How to Reduce Labor Costs without Sacrificing Quality http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19247 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Payroll is often a company's’ largest expense. Finding ways to reduce payroll then becomes important for companies looking to grow or to increase profitability. The question becomes how to d... Simulator to help train next generation of truckers http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19267 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Mon, 01 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) More than 99 percent of America's truck drivers are on the road creating an industry shortage of available workers. Hazard Community and Technical College have one of th... When Experience Matters, Companies Choose East Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19246 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 East Kentucky is famous for the dedicated worth ethic of the area’s workforce. Companies are choosing to locate here because they know they can hire employees who want to put in a hard day&rsquo... Thirty local leaders selected for academy to address workforce needs across Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19268 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 FRANKFORT— Thirty leaders of business, industry, and education from across the state have been named as the first Champions selected to attend Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline Management (T... SOAR-ing: $11 million in grants coming to eastern Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19266 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Thu, 27 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 PIKEVILLE, Ky. (KT) -  Several grants were announced to benefit eastern Kentucky at the fifth annual SOAR summit meeting. The federal grants, totaling more than $11 million, come from the Appa... Top 5 Reasons Companies are Considering the Coal Mining Workforce of East Kentucky http://www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media-/?item=19241 www.oneeastky.com/oek/news-and-media- Tue, 25 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 Kentucky is home to 12,000 skilled workers looking for work. Companies looking to grow can open a location in Kentucky and within days, have thousands of job applicants ready to work, with the skills ...