BlueOval SK Battery Park expected to have major impact on Kentucky’s economy, study says

By Quin Welch, Building Kentucky A joint economic impact study conducted by the Kentucky League of Cities and Murray State University found that the BlueOval SK Battery Park in Glendale will generate an estimated $800 million in value-added impact on local governments in Hardin County and its surrounding counties.  “The results show what city officials […]

Spirits are high: Unprecedented momentum fuels a record year for Kentucky bourbon

By the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development 2022 served as a historic year not just for the Commonwealth’s economic development, but for one of the state’s most important industries, bourbon and spirits. In 2022, Kentucky recorded its best year for growth of it signature industry, with private-sector new-location or expansion totaling over $2.1 billion in […]

Louisville is a health tech hub. Here’s why.

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Health care leaders gathered for a panel hosted by the Health Enterprises Network (HEN), the health care arm of Greater Louisville, Inc., Louisville’s chamber of commerce. In 2022, the Greater Louisville region saw $1.5 billion invested in hospitals, the creation of thousands of new jobs and dozens of start-ups announced. Home to […]

Renowned folklorist Lamont Jack Pearley joins the WKU Innovation Campus

By Jennifer Brislin, Building Kentucky Lamont Jack Pearley knows a thing or two about storytelling.  Host of the weekly African American Folklorist segment on WKU Public Radio and inductee in the New York Blues Hall of Fame, Pearley’s deep drawl and deliberate speech lure you into his tales, enticing you to lean in to capture every […]

Moonshine University and Flavorman test their expert senses with Louisville Pure Tap®

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky In a room full of beverage architects and quality control managers, Louisville Water Company had a tough crowd to please with its signature water tasting. Louisville Water’s Kelley Dearing Smith and Water Quality Manager Chris Bobay joined Moonshine University and Flavorman employees to provide an overview of one of the […]

WKU Innovation Campus launches CO/CREATE talent database

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky It was the old mall, then the Center for Research and Development, now WKU has made it the headquarters of the WKU Innovation Campus and one key component is the CO/CREATE Talent Database. “We’ve got to have a vision for how we want Bowling Green to grow because it’s growing no matter […]

American Printing House for the Blind celebrates 165 years and reveals new museum name

By American Printing House for the Blind American Printing House for the Blind (APH), the world’s premier nonprofit organization that creates accessible learning experiences through empowering people by providing accessible and innovative products, materials and services for lifelong success, is celebrating its 165th anniversary. From simple beginnings with our first press that embossed books in […]

Apprenticeship program and partnership creates pathways for student success

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Jefferson Community & Technical College (Jefferson), KentuckianaWorks and Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced a new initiative to prepare young adults ages 16-24 across the Greater Louisville Region to enter high-demand, high-wage careers after graduation. “At Jefferson, our number one priority is to open doors to a better life and brighter future,” […]

Year in photos: Best Kentucky images from 2022

By Kaitlin Keane and Steven Richard, Building Kentucky From the flood relief efforts and responses in eastern Kentucky to marking the first project milestone at BlueOval SK, communities across Kentucky showed compassion, cooperation and connection above all in 2022. Peer through the moments that made C2 Strategic’s list of top photos from this year. Kentucky […]

Warren County superintendent Rob Clayton named national superintendent of the year

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky The Kentucky Association of School Superintendents (KASS) recently announced that Warren County Public Schools (WCPS) Superintendent Rob Clayton was named the 2022 National Superintendent of the Year by the National Association of School Superintendents. Clayton has served as the superintendent of WCPS – the fourth largest and fastest-growing public school […]

EKU and Anthem Medicaid expand rural health care scholarship with $100K donation

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky Eastern Kentucky University and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Medicaid in Kentucky announced the expansion of the Anthem Medicaid Rural Scholarship to grow the number of frontline workers in the eastern region of the state and increase access to care and improve health equity for those living in Kentucky’s […]

Op-Ed: Investing in downtown Louisville opens doors for opportunity

By Dr. Ty Handy, President of Jefferson Community and Technical College The following op-ed was written by the Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Ty Handy. Downtown Louisville is on the cusp of its next great chapter. In every direction, I see potential flowing through the veins of our community, like water from the […]

Op-Ed: Increasing childcare opportunities helps Kentucky most at-risk families

By Jason Adkins, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative (OVEC) CEO The following op-ed was written by the Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative CEO Jason Adkins. Kristyna had become used to the routine of dropping her kids off at their Nana’s house. She’s a single mom with three children working a part-time job to make ends meet. Her […]

KCTCS, Lt. Gov. Coleman & Xometry announce 50 scholarships to train next generation of manufacturing students

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky Xometry, a global online marketplace connecting enterprise buyers with suppliers of manufacturing services, Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman and Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) President Dr. Paul Czarapata, along with Dr. Koffi Akakpo, the President of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC), recently announced an innovative public-private partnership […]