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Marshall County Fiscal Court Approves Search for Best Industrial Park Site

Kentucky Lake Economic Development in Marshall County

The Marshall County Fiscal Court today approved Kentucky Lake Economic Development to proceed with a study to assess the county's best locations for a publicly owned, multi-tenant industrial park. The court hesitated on the decision at last month's meeting. 

The study will analyze sites based on transportation infrastructure and capacity of water, sewer and electric services.

“It’s really gonna be a snapshot, a big picture of our county. Identify sites that would make a suitable industrial park for multi-tenant, medium scale manufacturing and assembly, things of that nature,” KLED Director Josh Tubbs explained. “It’s really gonna give us the best of the best and then we’ll go from there.”

Tubbs said the new industrial park would target a different part of the industrial economy than the county’s heavy industry river corridor and Calvert City's 16-plant chemical complex.

“A diverse economy is extremely important… This site would, we hope, be more suitable for smaller manufacturing operations,” Tubbs said.

KLED is looking at a $67,000 contract with Bacon Farmer Workman Engineering and Testing, Inc. for the study.

A proud native of Murray, Kentucky, Allison grew up roaming the forests of western Kentucky and visiting national parks across the country. She graduated in 2014 from Murray State University where she studied Environmental Sustainability, Television Production, and Spanish. She loves meeting new people, questioning everything, and dancing through the sun and the rain. She hopes to make a positive impact in this world several endeavors at a time.
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