Greater Paducah Economic Development

John Paul Henry, WKMS

The leader of Paducah’s economic development agency said a locomotive manufacturing company that reopened a facility in Paducah last year hasn’t hired for all the anticipated jobs predicted by the company.

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  A pipe manufacturer has announced it will be closing its plant in Paducah, but the company also said it has a potential buyer that could restart operations and save more than 100 jobs.

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The Paducah City Commission has approved a two-year contract with Barbecue on the River, Inc. - the first formal agreement between the city and organizers of the event, which celebrated its 20th anniversary last year.

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Paducah Economic Development board members have chosen a new CEO after a nearly four-month national search.

Scott Darnell currently serves as president of North Carolina-based Burke Development Incorporated. He says the years of cooperative leadership in McCracken County drew him to the position and that he has plans to work with displaced gaseous diffusion plant workers.

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The Paducah Economic Development Council has hired a consultant as part of its search for a new CEO.

Genova to Start Production in Paducah Mid-July

Jul 1, 2014
Lance Dennee

The McCracken County Fiscal Court approved a lease to Genova Products, a Michigan-based vinyl and plumbing products company, for the former Infiniti building for ten years with an option to renew at $298,000 annually during a special meeting last night. Greater Paducah Economic Development Corporation president and CEO Chad Chancellor said Genova can start manufacturing by the middle of the month.