Carter County Times | Improvements totaling $212,500 for MMRC Morehead Regional Industrial Park substation for future economic growth
FRANKFORT – On June 15, Governor Andy Beshear announced a new investment in Kentucky’s economic future as local leaders in Rowan County implement $425,000 in improvements to the MMRC Regional Industrial Park with the support of a state grant of $212,500 and a local game from the MMRC Regional Industrial Development Authority.
“We are committed to ensuring that every community in Kentucky is able to succeed, which means we will continue to invest in the sites and buildings that will support the Commonwealth economy and workforce in the future. future,” Governor Beshear said. “Kentucky is home to many industrial sites poised to attract and support any business looking to grow quickly and efficiently and this project will augment those efforts. I would like to commend the local leaders of Morehead and Rowan County for their commitment to the Commonwealth and look forward to seeing the success of this site in the future.
The project will see the construction of a new 150,000 square foot platform which will include significant site works improvements for grade, drainage and infrastructure extensions. The platform will sit on over 22 acres of land and be located at 1099 Industry Drive in Morehead. Construction of the platform is expected to be completed by the end of July 2022, and any business looking to locate or expand in the area that meets park guidelines will be considered for the site.
Rowan County Executive Judge Harry Clark is encouraged by the jobs and future economic success the project will bring to Rowan County.
“We are grateful for the PDI project and the receipt of this funding to enable investment in infrastructure and land projects to further support economic development in Rowan County and the MMRC Regional Industrial Park,” said the Judge Clark. “Developing ready-to-use land is an investment in jobs and our future.”