Category Archives: Location

New Location: nGimat

nGimat LLC, a subsidiary of Atlanta-based nGimat Co., is establishing a new lab facility in Lexington. The company plans to initially invest more than $740,000 and will create 18 new high-tech jobs over three years, paying an average salary of $58,500, followed by an additional 50 full-time jobs in production and administrative positions.

nGimat is a client of the Bluegrass Business Development Partnership, which includes Commerce Lexington, the Lexington Innovation and Commercialization Center and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government. The company is the first of what is expected to be many high-tech firms that will locate to Kentucky to benefit from collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy

Kentucky SBIR-STTR Awards

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced $1.8 million in SBIR-STTR awards at the most recent meeting of the Lexington Venture Club. Kentucky has a competitive SBIR-STTR program that matches federal funds received by companies. Of the seven companies awarded with funds, five were located in Lexington and two are recent locations to Lexington from other states. Watch as Governor Beshear talks about Kentucky’s SBIR-STTR match program.



Full press release below:

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of the Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Kerri Richardson
502.564.2611
502.330.6633

Jill Midkiff
502.564.2611
502.330.1185

Mandy Lambert
502.564.7670

Governor Beshear Announces SBIR-STTR Grants for Kentucky High-Tech Small Businesses
Seven Kentucky firms share $1.8 million in state funds to match federal awards

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 22, 2010)

New Location: United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) officially announced on Friday that they are adding 12 new high-paying jobs in Lexington by locating their Equine Drug Testing and Research Lab in the heart of the Bluegrass. Joining USEF’s headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park, the new lab will represent an additional $1.5 million investment into Lexington.

USEF Equine Lab Announcement

Full press release below:

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of the Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Kerri Richardson
502.564.2611
502.330.6633

Jill Midkiff
502.564.2611
502.330.1185

Elizabeth Roach
502.564.2611
502.226.0451

Mandy Lambert
502.564.7670

First Lady Jane Beshear Announces Location of United States Equestrian Federation

ACS to add 700 jobs in Lexington

Yesterday ACS, A Xerox Company, announced the expansion of their presence in Lexington, KY. ACS already employs close to 4,000 in Kentucky, 2,000 of which are in Lexington. The new site, ACS’ fifth Lexington location, will focus heavily on contracts in the healthcare industry. All 700 jobs are expected to be filled in the next six to eight weeks and between 200 and 400 of the jobs will become permanent. For more information, please visit http://www.acs-inc.com

Connie Harvey, an ACS group president, noted:

ACS has been providing services to businesses and governments around
the world from Lexington for more then a decade, growing to become one of the largest private employers. When deciding where to expand we work with our clients to ensure their needs can be met, there is a talented labor pool and a facility to allow us to expand now and accommodate future growth. We had a short timeframe to meet our clients’ schedule and appreciate the support we received from Mayor Newberry and Commerce Lexington in helping us meet those aggressive deadlines.