Raque Food Systems revolutionizing food packaging with automation

By Abuzar Iqbal, Building Kentucky Mass production has been booming since the 1800s, with automation in nearly every industry today. Likewise, as the world’s population grows, it is important to keep up with the increasing demand for food. This makes food packaging one of the most important mass production industries in today’s economy. Raque is […]

Kentucky’s metals industry attracts global interest, investment

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky Global and homegrown leaders in the metals industry invested hundreds of millions of dollars in Kentucky in 2023. Considering the environment for the metals industry in the Commonwealth, it’s easy to see why they chose to grow here. The Bluegrass state offers unmatched production capacity for metal fabrication, a reliable […]

Lawmakers encouraged to use Kentucky’s prosperous financial position to benefit children, teachers and school staff across the Commonwealth

By Stephanie Smith, Building Kentucky Kentucky is enjoying one of the most economically prosperous eras in its history. The state’s reputation for innovation and its business-welcoming environment have attracted countless industries to build and grow here. Thanks to Kentucky lawmakers for making it easier than ever to do business here and for the progress seen […]

UK Board of Trustees urge President Capilouto to accelerate progress in addressing Kentucky’s workforce needs, expand strategic plan

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky With unprecedented economic growth in Kentucky, the University of Kentucky is turning its attention to addressing the Commonwealth’s workforce needs. Kentucky has seen an injection of billions of dollars in economic development activity with projects, such as the BlueOval SK battery plant in Hardin County. However, the state’s workforce participation […]

UK named an Innovation and Economic Prosperity University by the Association of Public Land-grant Universities

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Photo by Mark Cornelison, UK Photo In recognition of its ongoing commitment to economic development, the University of Kentucky has been designated as an Innovation and Economic Prosperity (IEP) University by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU). The national designation acknowledges public research universities working with both public […]

$90 million, multi-year revitalization project to revolutionize education experience, transform downtown Louisville

By Tom Lally, Building Kentucky Jefferson Community and Technical College (Jefferson) is proud to announce the launch of Jefferson Rising, a transformative revitalization project of the downtown Louisville campus that will elevate the student experience while serving as the catalyst for future redevelopment. When complete, the $90 million, multi-year project will create a dynamic campus […]

Lunae to establish corporate headquarters at the Western Kentucky University Innovation Campus

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has announced a new addition to the Commonwealth’s booming health care industry as Lunae LLC, the management service organization of Oria Health, plans to establish its corporate headquarters at the Western Kentucky University Innovation Campus. The Texas-based telehealth company will invest $266,000 to bring innovative health care […]

Logan Aluminum wins top Canopy “Good Business” award, other South Central Kentucky innovators honored

By Jennifer Brislin, Building Kentucky Logan Aluminum and three other South Central Kentucky businesses were recently honored for their positive social and environmental impact. Logan Aluminum, Kobe Aluminum Automotive Products, Bingocize and Mike Murphy of Murphy Construction Group were honored by Canopy, a Kentucky non-profit whose mission is to grow Kentucky businesses to positively impact people, […]