GPED Announces Millwork Products Expansion
June 16, 2021 - Greater Paducah Economic Development is pleased to announce Millwork Products, LLC is expanding its operations in Paducah, KY. Starting from its original location in 1945 as Bass & Company, Millwork Products, LLC has become one of the region’s largest wholesale distributers of pre-hung doors and millwork. Along with...
Blockware Mining Announces Paducah Location
June 9, 2021 - Blockware Mining Announces Paducah Location Greater Paducah Economic Development is pleased to announce Blockware Mining, Inc. is expanding in Paducah, KY. Blockware Mining is a technology-based company specializing in cryptocurrency mining. Blockware will be investing $50 million and hiring 20 new employees over the next 24 - 36 months in a new technology center...
Congratulations Jackson Purchase Energy
June 8, 2021 - Congratulations to our economic development partner, Jackson Purchase Energy, on their new facility. Here's the link to read more: https://www.jpenergy.com/first-day-at-new-facility/?oti=1&otx=13,12
Brennan Opens a New Mid-South Location in Paducah, KY
May 26, 2021 - GPED welcomes J. F. Brennan Company to Paducah's family of marine companies. J. F. Brennan Company (Brennan) recently established a permanent presence in the Mid-South region. The company's new location will provide all Brennan services, including above and below-water construction and environmental remediation services. Mr. Bob Wheeler,...
WKCTC Earns Center of Excellence Maritime Honor
May 25, 2021 - Congratulations to West Kentucky Community and Technical College on being designated a 2021 Center of Excellence for Domestic Maritime Training and Education by the U. S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration. The college is one of only 27 community colleges and training institutions in the country to earn national recognition...
Site Selection Magazine Ranks Paducah’s Micropolitan 17th
May 14, 2021 - Paducah recently ranked 17th in Site Selection magazine's rankings based on the number of economic development projects during 2020. Paducah was in a four-way tie along with Calhoun, GA, Danville, KY and Fremont, NE. The magazine uses information compiled in the Conway Projects Database, drawn from...
Paducah Remains State’s Top Micropolitan
May 14, 2021 - The 2021 Economic Strength Rankings, complied annually by Policom Corp., lists Paducah's micropolitan 130th nationally. Paducah has been the state's top micropolitan for the last 11 years. A micropolitan statistical area is defined as having an urbanized area (city) with a population of at least 10,000 but fewer than 50,000....
New Construction in Commerce Park
April 30, 2021 - In November, 2020, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the federal government had secured a 15-year lease for the Paducah offices of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). The three federal agencies...
McCracken County Sports Complex
March 9, 2021 - McCracken County Sports Tourism Athletic Complex - Coming Soon! McCracken County in 2020 received a donation from Harrahs Inc. and VICCI Inc. of over 60 acres of land that formerly housed the Bluegrass Downs horse track complex. The land will be developed into an athletic complex consisting of softball, baseball and soccer. ...
January 29, 2021 - Jackson Purchase Energy - Get Cash for Class! Times are tough and many folks need a little help. Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative believes in the power of education. To help our Consumer-Members with college costs, we offer scholarship opportunities. Each year, JPEC offers ten $1,000 scholarships to graduating seniors whose...