News Archive

Meet GPED’s New Director of Business Development
August 11, 2022
- Jim Moore is the new Director of  Business Development for GPED.  Jim has an extensive career in economic development going back to the formation of the Caldwell Lyon Partnership in 2003.  Jim, his wife, and two daughters have resided in South Carolina since leaving the Caldwell Lyon Partnership...

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HHO Carbon Clean Systems to Locate Manufacturing Operation in Paducah-McCracken County
June 30, 2022
- Greater Paducah Economic Development is pleased to announce HHO Carbon Clean Systems will be investing $6.65 million in a new facility and equipment providing hydrogen based mobile carbon cleaning systems for diesel fuel combustion engines and production of hydrogen-based torches. The mobile carbon cleaning systems improve fuel efficiency by an average...

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Update on Bridge Project
May 11, 2022
- Thought you might like an update of the Smithland Bridge project that is being accomplished by Jim Smith Contracting, American Bridge Co. and Paducah-McCracken County Riverport Authority. The project continues to move along well and they have now begun painting the bridge. We have been advised that the barge flotilla...

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Kentucky United Marketing Trip
April 18, 2022
- Bruce Wilcox, GPED President and CEO, recently attended a marketing mission to Atlanta along with other KAED Kentucky United Team Members. 

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Wilcox Speaks to Rotary Club
March 21, 2022
- Bruce Wilcox, Greater Paducah Economic Development (GPED) President and CEO, recently spoke to the Paducah Rotary Club and highlighted the key role local utilities play in economic development and projects. To read the full article from the Paducah Sun, follow this link:   https://www.paducahsun.com/eedition/page-...

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Power In Motion - Recreation
January 14, 2022
- Outdoor recreation in Paducah, KY puts families in motion for more fun and more great together time in a river city with beautifully designed assets for play and relaxation. The scenic Greenway Trail links neighborhoods, a nature preserve + 3 city parks, including Noble Park, 135-acre showcase for sports and events. And...

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Paducah KY - Power in Creativity
January 5, 2022
- In the vibrant river city of Paducah, KY, the currents of creativity power an arts scene both exciting and enriching and always rolling out something new in a designated UNESCO Creative City. At the inviting Riverfront 50 panoramic murals make history a beautiful experience; in the Downtown Arts District, the vibe...

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Dr. Anton Reece on the Importance of Apprenticeships
December 7, 2021
- Dr. Anton Reece, President of West Kentucky Community & Technical College, describes the College’s advanced manufacturing apprenticeships as “an incredible opportunity for employers” with a placement rate in the high 90 percent. The College works closely with business and industry along with economic development leaders to align...

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Keeping Student Skills Aligned to Industry Needs
November 16, 2021
- For Superintendent Dr. Donald Shively, and his staff at Paducah, KY Public Schools, the cycle of improvement never ends to keep student skills aligned to industry needs. “It is a constant process of turning out more talented students, more specific skills for our industry partners. That’s what...

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Routes That Move Students & Industry To The Top
November 10, 2021
- In Paducah, KY, we’re turning out leaders today in high-performing K-12 schools with aligned career tracks and dual enrollment at West Kentucky Community and Technical College allowing students to earn up to 60 credit hours. A Paducah education means world-class readiness with resources like the Innovation Hub where students...

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