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Christian County Certified as Work Ready by Gov.

Governor Matt Bevin announced on Tuesday that Christian County has been certified as a Kentucky Work Ready Community.

 

A Kentucky Work Ready Community certification is a measure of a county's workforce quality. It is an assurance to business and industry that the community is committed to providing the highly-skilled workforce required in today's competitive global economy. Through this effort, Kentucky communities can assess their own workforce strengths and follow a process to become certified as Work Ready or Work Ready in Progress.
 
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Metropolitan Area Ranked 2nd Fastest Growing in U.S.

The statistics are out and the Hopkinsville, Kentucky economy is set for a stellar year in 2014. A new report by the Christian County Chamber of Commerce provided some amazing numbers showing the success of area businesses.

 

The metropolitan area was ranked the 2nd fastest growing MSA  in the country! Hopkinsville payroll increased 11% since 2010. Economic growth through tourism also increased, earning Christian County a rank of 12 out of 120 of the top counties in the U.S.

 

These impressive numbers caught the attention of some of the top corporations in the country. Restaurants like Chick-fil-A and Logan's Roadhouse are now calling Lampton Commons home. With Chick-fil-A experiencing very strong sales in their first year, the addition of Logan's Roadhouse (March 2014) and the Lowe's Center, Lampton Commons is becoming the preferred retail/commercial destination for the local market.
 
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Teletech Launches New Location

At the grand opening for Teletech at Bradford Square Mall, Senior Vice President of Operations Todd Baxter announced the hiring of 105 new employees. An additional 300 employees are anticipated to be hired to meet the needs of a second client that was recently acquired.

 

Hopkinsville Community College has been working closely with Teletech allowing the company to use the HCC campus for the training of their new workforce. The company went live with their first 50 employees on Thursday, December 19th.

 

Baxter also announced the new Executive Director of Operations at the facility will be Cassandra Berkenbile, who will be relocating here from their Phoenix, AZ facility.

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PTC Seamless Tube Corp. Start Manufacturing Operations in Hopkinsville, 283 New Jobs to Open

Governor Steve Beshear today announced PTC Seamless Tube Corp., a subsidiary of PTC Group Holdings Corp., plans to create up to 283 jobs in Hopkinsville, where the company expects to invest more than $102 million to establish a manufacturing operation.

 

“With 283 new jobs and more than $102 million in investment, PTC Seamless Tube Corp. will have a long-lasting impact on the Hopkinsville community and the Commonwealth as a whole,” said Gov. Beshear. “Kentucky’s high quality workforce and ideal strategic location will play key roles in building a solid future for PTC in the Commonwealth.”

 

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