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Advance Manufacturing

  1. 1. <ul><li> GREATER OWENSBORO, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Owensboro is connected to the Midwest and Southeast markets with excellent highway, rail, river, and air access allowing commerce to flow quickly to all parts of the world. A one-day drive to major markets makes Owensboro an excellent location for businesses supplying just-in-time deliveries. </li></ul><ul><li>Sitting on the banks of the Ohio River in northwest Kentucky, Owensboro has recently embarked upon its renaissance with over $1.5 billion in public investment. Owensboro is a family-centered community with stable growth, a balanced economy, strong leadership, and a workforce of over 250,000. </li></ul><ul><li>Owensboro’s Value Proposition for Advanced Manufacturing </li></ul><ul><li>Access to Interstates 164,64, 69, and 65; and US Highway 60, 231, and 431 </li></ul><ul><li>Owensboro Riverport Authority with Foreign Trade Zone status </li></ul><ul><li>CSX rail connection </li></ul><ul><li>Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport, 8,000 foot runway </li></ul><ul><li>More than 6,000 people work in numerous advanced manufacturing related companies ranging from automotive to metals, northwest Kentucky has a high concentration of advanced manufacturing area occupations </li></ul><ul><li>Owensboro Community and Technical College Advanced Technology Center offers training in advanced manufacturing skills </li></ul><ul><li>Greater Owensboro is located 75 miles from the median center of the U.S. population (the point where latitude and longitude lines intersect, and the population is the same on all sides) resulting in lower transportation costs. </li></ul> Business. Centered. Talent. Centered
  2. 2. New Highways and Interstates Greater Owensboro is linked to the national transportation network through two limited access highways, the Natcher and Audubon Parkways, which provide easy access to nearby I-64 to the north and in the south to I-65 and I-24. Newly planned I-66 and I-69 corridors are 30 minutes to the west and south. Additionally, US 231, US 431, and US 60 provide excellent highway access to the region. Interstate 69 will intersect the Audubon Parkway between Owensboro and Henderson at approximately the three-mile marker. The I-64/ I-65 Corridor, currently under construction and set for completion in 2014, provides a four lane limited access north-south expressway connection via the Natcher Bridge to I-64 in 30 miles north in Indiana and I-65, located 50 miles to the south. Owensboro is the largest city and is located near the mid point along the Corridor. Owensboro Sites and Buildings Mid-America Airpark is a shovel-ready fully served business park adjacent to the Owensboro-Daviess County Regional Airport with 189 acres, including an 82 acre site on the east side of the airport property. Access could be granted from the site to the main north-south runway. The site offers complete access to utilities, including broadband, and is less than a mile from a four-lane divided highway that leads to the state parkway system and interstate highway network. Additional site information can be found at Bluegrass Crossings Business Center- Over 900 acres with utilities, infrastructure, and possible rail acces. Located at the intersection of the William H. Natcher Parkway and the Wendell H. Ford Parkway in Ohio County, just south of Owensboro. Additional site information can be found at Coleman Terminal River Site- Located on the east-side of Owensboro is a developable 92 acre site with river, rail, and major highway access. The terminal is owned by the Owensboro Riverport Authority. Additional site information can be found at Lewisport/ Hawesville River Sites- Over 2,000 acres available in Hancock County 30 minutes east of Owensboro, sites offer excellent river, rail, and highway access.   Lowest Electric Rates East of the Mississippi River Owensboro enjoys a tremendous competitive advantage in the provision of electric energy, natural gas, and water supply . Kentucky's electric power costs in the industrial sector ranked the lowest in the nation east of the Mississippi for 2007 based on annual rankings compiled by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. Kentucky has consistently placed among the five lowest cost states for industrial electric power since 1990. In 2007, Kentucky had the fourth lowest industrial electric costs among all fifty states. Kentucky is well served by its abundant coal reserves, its proximity to the natural gas pipeline corridor, and its wealth of water resources . is a web-based regional talent pool of more than 5,500 potential employees organized in an interactive, user-friendly database. Owensboro Works is accessible and free of charge to businesses and job seekers.