BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The Bowling Green area chamber of commerce is glad Kentucky is now known as a right to work state.
The state legislature moved quickly and passed the bill in the first week of the 2017 session.
Gov. Matt Bevin signed it into law over the weekend.
Chamber CEO Ron Bunch says not being a right to work state has hurt the south central Kentucky for a long time.
"We wouldn't even get an opportunity to compete. We wouldn't even hear about the project, and as you know you can't really win something you don't have an opportunity to compete for. Now that we are right to work, I like our chances of winning projects in our community," Bunch said.
This is one of two labor bills that passed the legislature last week in addition to multiple abortion related bills.