News Archive

GPED President & CEO Speaking at the Paducah Chamber’s August Power In Partnership Breakfast
July 29, 2021
- Please make plans to attend the Paducah Chamber's Power In Partnership breakfast on August 5 and get updates from Bruce Wilcox, GPED President and CEO as well as updates on Barkley Regional Airport and Codefi/Sprocket. Contact the Paducah Chamber at www.paducahchamber.org to make your reservation.

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GPED Sets Its “Sites” on Economic Development
July 27, 2021
- GPED was featured in a recent edition of the Paducah Sun, highlighting our industrial sites. Please follow the link below to read the story. https://www.paducahsun.com/news/gped-sets-its-sites-on-economic-development/article_8ea29c7c-98f6-5bc1-8fdb-f5cbf6d20cb5.html

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Bitcoin Article
July 12, 2021
- Great article in the weekend edition of the Paducah Sun about Blockware Mining, Inc. and cryptocurrency.

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GPED Investor Council Meeting
June 29, 2021
- Greater Paducah Economic Development (GPED) held its annual Investor Council meeting on Tuesday, June 29 at the Commerce Center.  The investors heard an update on GPED activities from Bruce Wilcox, President and CEO. Glen Anderson, Chair, introduced the officers serving the next two years:  J. P. Kelly - Chair ...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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