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Hopkins Co. businesses honored for boosting local economy

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) -

Several businesses in Hopkins County were recognized on Tuesday for boosting the local economy. 

It was the third annual Progress Luncheon hosted by the Local Economic Development Corporation. A total of six companies received awards for what they've done to help turn the local economy around.

They include Alliance Coal, GE, B&K wood Products, Hibbs Electro, High Tech Chrome Plating, and Land O Frost.

Officials say this year alone, over 250 people have been hired by these companies and they've received over $30 million in capital investments.

Tuesday's guest speaker was U.S. Congressman Ed Whitfield and he congratulated the local companies on their hard work.

Officials praised the work of these six businesses over the past year, especially with how the economy has been.

"Businesses have been sitting on their money to see what the economic times are going to do going forward. I think we're starting to see companies starting to invest in their companies now, so that rolls down, trickle effect to us as well," said Hopkins County Economic Development Chairman Kent Mills.

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