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West Kentucky Megasite is one of the largest sites in the southeast in a region with a long tradition of manufacturing employment. The area provides a skilled labor pool of more than 65,000 workers in industrial-related occupations. Within a 60-mile radius, the population exceeds 500,000. Site Features
  • 2110 acres are owned and controlled by an eight-county industrial authority
  • Minimum parcel size is 1,000 acres
Located halfway between St Louis, MO and Nashville, TN
  • 2/3 of the U.S population is within a one-day drive of the site
Premier transportation and logistics support
  • Served by 5 Class I railroads and located 10 miles from Interstate 24 via four-lane highways
  • Western Kentucky is known as the hub of inland waterways. Ports on the Tennessee, Mississippi and Ohio rivers provide numerous opportunities for low-cost, eco-friendly transportation
Skilled Workforce
  • Production skills in the region include chemical, metal working, food processing and assembly. Employment in these occupations exceeds national averages.
  • Customized workforce training is available at the Emerging Technology Center.
Industrial-grade Infrastructure

Local, State and Federal Support

  • The impetus for the site arose from active State and Federal financial support and, along with a committee local development authority, continues to invest in this opportunity.
Property is owned by a regional authority which represents eight counties in the Purchase Area in Western Kentucky and one marketing partner Southern Illinois.