The Hancock County Industrial Foundation
Developing the Manufacturing Culture of Hancock County
Since 1985 the Hancock County Industrial Foundation’s mission has centered on the sustainability, growth and expansion of the county’s existing industries both large and small. The mission is also focused on the promotion of Hancock County as a prominent location for new industry. In addition, we support and assist in the facilitation of progressive workforce development programs through our local schools and the Owensboro Community and Technical college’s Hancock County campus. The Foundation works in correlation with our regional economic development partners as well as the state Economic Development Cabinet. The Foundation helps facilitate the alignment of applicable incentive programs with developing manufacturing projects in the promotion of new Kentucky-created jobs. The Foundation campaigns Hancock County’s location, workforce, people and long manufacturing legacy to attract new business and industry.
The Foundation has assisted the development of the manufacturing culture alive and well in Hancock County. Our heritage is rich with the history of the aluminum and paper industries with three large aluminum plants and a large paper-producing plant, all located on the Ohio riverfront. These large industries with over 2000 employees are joined by numerous small manufacturers and suppliers to the region’s industrial community.
Vital to the success of the county and its people, the Foundation looks first to protect our existing jobs while ensuring Hancock County is an attractive and manufacturing friendly destination for new and expanded industries.
Hancock County, Kentucky is centrally located allowing nearly half of the US population to be within a 600 mile reach. The county is easily accessible by Air, Rail, Road, and Water.