County trying to attract more jobs
Graves County is “leveling the playing field” and working to attract more jobs. The county broke ground this week on a Build Ready Site that they hope will attract more companies.
Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane said they want to be aggressive in their recruiting.
“Really what we are trying to do is, instead of marketing just agriculture or raw land, we are trying to provide another opportunity for prospects,” Drane said.
Crews are currently prepping 125,000 sq. feet for future business at the Hickory Industrial Park. It’s located off of U.S. 45, about four miles north of Mayfield.
It’ll include construction of a building pad, preliminary design work,
“Basically an a la carte building menu for sizing options,” Drane said.
It cuts construction prep time from three months to less than two weeks.
Michelle Arnett, who works across the site at Centrifugal Technologies Inc.,
“I think anytime there’s an opportunity to attract local growth and sustainability to west Kentucky or Graves County
Which is why Drane hopes this project puts them on the map.
“As an entire area, that’s progressive in economic development, and this is one of the ways we’re able to do that,” Drane said.