SWEDA Awarded Funds for Industrial Projects

Daniel Carney, executive director of the Springfield-Washington County Economic Development Authority, said the group has been awarded a pair of $100,000 grants to develop industrial development property. By DENNIS GEORGE PAXTON MEDIA GROUP Daniel Carney is expecting to be a busy man when industries supplying the BlueOval SK plant in Glendale start looking for places …

Ex-Maker’s Mark bourbon makers to craft ‘world class whiskey’ at new Kentucky distillery

Originally published in the Lexington Herald Leader BY JANET PATTON NOVEMBER 02, 2022 6:00 AM Two high-profile Maker’s Mark bourbon makers who recently left to go out on their own received approval on Oct. 27 for economic incentives for a new distillery. Denny Potter, former Maker’s Mark master distiller, and Jane Bowie, former head of …

Willett Distillery plans $93 million expansion in Springfield, Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  (WDRB) — A Kentucky bourbon known for it’s long-necked bottle will make a long-term investment in growth. Willett Distillery of Bardstown has plans for a $93 million expansion of warehouses and production facilities. The project will add 35 full-time jobs to the family-owned distillery. “Kentucky’s bourbon industry is experiencing incredible momentum throughout the …

INOAC to Expand in Springfield, adding 49 new jobs

SWEDA optimistic about local economy

Originally published in the Springfield Sun on February 2, 2022 By: Daniel Carney     In the second quarter of 2019, Washington County had approximately 3,450 jobs, with an average weekly wage of $832.  A year later, in the second quarter of 2020, effects of the covid-19 pandemic began to be felt. That April, employment in …

Advanced Manufacturing Provides Variety of Career Opportunities

Micro-Weld Technologies Expands in Springfield

Congratulations to Micro-Weld Technology on their ground breaking today at the Springfield-Washington County Commerce Center industrial park! We are excited to see this new facility take shape!  

Build-Ready Program Adds Certified Site in Washington County

With the recent addition of a site in Springfield, Kentucky’s Build-Ready site certification program now includes nine industrial properties offering a streamlined process for companies to quickly locate in the Commonwealth, build a facility customized to their needs and begin operations.