Regional
9:50 am
Tue May 11, 2004

Campbellsville Job Creation Draws Congressional Attention

Campbellsville, KY – A Congressional Round Table discussion is drawing attention
to the job creation efforts in Campbellsville, Kentucky. The central
Kentucky city suffered the loss of more than two thousand jobs
in the late 1990s, when Fruit of the Loom closed a production
facility there.

Since the late 1990s, more than 37 hundred new jobs have
been created in Campbellsville. Three members of the
House Ways and Means Committee came to the area
yesterday, to attend a round table discussion on the issue.
Congressmen Ron Lewis of Kentucky, Phil Crane of Illinois, and
Wally Herger of California heard from area workers, educators,
and community leaders, about the keys to creating the new
employment opportunities.

Local leaders say a combination of worker attitudes, educational
opportunities, and a willingness to look beyond partisan politics
have helped to attract thirteen new companies to the area in
recent years.