FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 12, 2013) –
Governor Steve Beshear today announced General Dynamics Information Technology, a business unit of General Dynamics
(NYSE: GD), plans to create up to 1,300 new jobs at facilities in London and Winchester and make significant
investments at both facilities.
“The Commonwealth has scored not one, but two major victories here, with 1,300 new jobs on the way to London and
Winchester,” said Gov. Beshear. “General Dynamics is a global company with a tremendous array of products and
services, which means a wealth of opportunities for its employees.”
General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional
services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland
security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 21,000 professionals
worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and
provides mission support services.
Both new facilities in Kentucky will provide technical assistance for the technical implementation of the federal
government’s Health Insurance Marketplace. The London site will be located on Old Whitley Road, and is expected to
employ up to 1,000 people. The site in Winchester will be on Bypass Road, and should include approximately 300
employees. The company also has approximately 400 employees at an existing facility in Corbin.
General Dynamics will be staffing the new call center with customer service representatives during summer 2013.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to apply by visiting the General Dynamics IT career page at
www.gdit.com/careers and entering “Kentucky” as the location on the job
Job fairs in Winchester are planned at Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Winchester-Clark County Campus on
Monday, July 15, from noon to 4 p.m. and Tuesday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Job fairs are planned in London on
Saturday, July 20, and Saturday, July 27, at Somerset Community College, Laurel Campus, 100 University Drive,
Building 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
To encourage the investment and job creation in London and Winchester, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance
Authority preliminarily approved Vangent, which was acquired by General Dynamics in October 2011, for tax incentives
up to $11.5 million through the Kentucky Business Investment program. The performance-based incentive allows a
company to keep a portion of its investment over the term of the agreement through corporate income tax credits and
wage assessments by meeting job and investment targets.
“This is fantastic news for our towns,” said Sen. Albert Robinson, of London. “We have the wherewithal in terms of
human capital and work ethic to get a big job like this done.”
“I am pleased that General Dynamics’ new facilities will create 1,300 new jobs in Kentucky,” said Sen. R.J. Palmer,
of Winchester. “I am especially happy that Winchester will be the home of one of those facilities, and I welcome the
300 new jobs to our community. This investment and the jobs that will follow will provide a huge boost to our
economy. I wish the company a long and prosperous future in Winchester.”
“I am thrilled with General Dynamics’ decision to expand their operations here in Kentucky and Laurel County,” said
Laurel County Judge-Executive David Westerfield. This multimillion-dollar investment will definitely stimulate the
economic growth and development of our area, by adding these much-needed 1,000 new jobs. The Laurel County Industrial
Authority, the Fiscal Court and I are pleased to have been involved in the process of helping General Dynamics
locate here, and we are excited at the prospects General Dynamics’ expansion will have on our community, both now
and in the future. Laurel County wishes them many years of prosperity and continued growth.”
“We are extremely excited that General Dynamics is bringing 1,000 jobs to London and Laurel County,” said London
Mayor Troy Rudder. “These new jobs will have a major impact on the economics of the surrounding area. We thank the
state and local officials who worked to make this project possible.”
“We have marketable buildings, a marketable workforce and a marketable community,” said Winchester Mayor Ed Burtner.
“To add a company like General Dynamics to our quickly growing list of recognizable corporate partners is very
satisfying. Our community continues to work hard in developing relationships with our local, regional and state
partners to ensure companies find us and call Winchester/Clark County home.
“General Dynamics choosing Winchester/Clark County is another huge plus for our local citizens in their quest to
find quality jobs,” said Clark County Judge-Executive Henry Branham. “We are fortunate to continue to attract such
high quality companies like General Dynamics. Their confidence to invest in our community and our people validates
all we are trying to do in our community when it comes to creating an atmosphere conducive to success.”
For more information on General Dynamics, visit www.gdit.com.
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The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for
creating new jobs and new investment in the state. New business investment in Kentucky in 2012 totaled nearly
$2.7 billion with the creation of more than 14,000 new jobs. Information on available development
sites, workforce training,incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other
resources is available at www.ThinkKentucky.com.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency responsible for encouraging new jobs and investment in the state. New capital investment announced in Kentucky in 2015 totaled a state record $5.1 billion, spurring more than 16,000 projected new jobs. Information on available industrial properties, workforce development assistance, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other economic development resources is available at www.ThinkKentucky.com.