Kristina Slattery
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2020 | August Newsletter
Gov. Beshear: Across July, Investments, Grants and Job Creation Planned for Kentucky Point to Long-Term Economic Promise
As the state works to rebound from pandemic-related challenges, Kentucky’s economy is moving in the right direction, Gov. Andy Beshear said, referencing July project announcements, including a $62 million, 260-job planned expansion by GE Appliances in Louisville.
WATCH: Second Installment of New Webinar Series Highlights Kentucky’s Auto Industry
Kentucky’s automotive industry employs over 100,000 people, and the state leads the nation in car, light truck and SUV production per capita. Offering an in-depth look at this dominant industry, CED Project Manager Brooklyn Leep led the second installment of the Cabinet’s new monthly webinar series, “Understanding Kentucky’s Target Markets.”
With Funding Announcements, Gov. Beshear Strengthens Kentucky’s Entrepreneurial Network
Inventors and innovative tech startups in Kentucky now have a better opportunity than ever to turn their concepts into reality. Kentucky renewed and revitalized its statewide entrepreneurial efforts with recent funding announcements for two initiatives that provide innovators with a full breadth of resources to help transition innovative ideas into market-ready companies and products.
Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs Announces Winners of Annual Demo Day Competition for Innovative Startup Ideas
The Governor’s School for Entrepreneurs (GSE) hit the high point of its three-week program Aug. 1 with its annual professional business-pitch competition, where 18 teams of high school students presented their startup ideas virtually to an audience of more than 550 people and a prestigious panel of entrepreneur judges. Three teams came out on top, winning cash prizes to continue their innovative ventures.
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