Mayfield seeing growth in jobs and businesses
MAYFIELD, KY — Fifty-two full-time jobs and a $8.3 million community investment are coming to Mayfield and Graves County with the expansion of a local candle factory at the former Remington plant.
The “now open” and “now hiring” signs around town say it all. Mayfield has been booming recently.
Mayor Teresa Rochetti-Cantrell gives all the props to the diligent team that works to get businesses in town.
“Graves County Economic Development, the city of Mayfield, county fiscal court, we all work together. When industries, retail businesses, whatever, want to come to town, we’re all ready to roll out the red carpet for them.” Rochetti-Cantrell said.
The mayor said the plaza was recently a ghost town, but it’s coming back to life now.
“When I was a little girl, you know, that’s where we went. We walked through the plaza, and visited and shopped the businesses that were out there.” Rochetti-Cantrell said.
Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane said three businesses are opening in the main plaza.
“We have a Japanese restaurant, and then a furniture store, and a mega gym is actually going to be located in that facility as well.” Drane said.
“We actually have a 50-acre, multi-use development that is being constructed now on our bypass that’s north of town.” Drane said. “We’re really excited about that. It should bring a lot of business to Mayfield.”
Drane said the development will allow even more retailers to knock on the door. It is still a work in progress. The mayor said she believes by the end of her term in December, interstate signs for the area will be up, drawing in more business.
That addition will help more businesses move into Mayfield and allow businesses to expand.
In addition to the full-time jobs, the candle factory is adding 100 seasonal jobs.
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