Time Is Money

24 May 2021


Though it seemed everything came to a standstill in 2020, that was not the case for companies looking to locate in Kentucky. A number of businesses needed to make major new location or expansion decisions on a short timeline, and Kentucky economic development leaders were up to the challenge.

Kentucky’s ability to help companies make a quick decision when looking to establish a new location certainly paid off for businesses like Chapin International. Last September, the producer of metal compressed air sprayers announced a new production operation in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, with a nearly $5.5 million investment that will create 100 full-time jobs in the years ahead.

The operation — the first in Kentucky for the Batavia, New York-based company — was officially announced just over a week after local and state economic developers were contacted by the company. Company leaders were impressed with the resources made available to them in such a short period of time.

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