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Economic Development

The city of Nicholasville seeks to attract new business and industry, support existing companies and assist entrepreneurs in their efforts to start new operations. It is carried out through the Jessamine County Joint Economic Development Authority (JCEDA).

Following are some highlights of why you should consider locating or growing your business in Nicholasville, Kentucky:

  • Nicholasville is in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass area, which is internationally known for its breathtaking scenery and its magnificent thoroughbred horse farms.
  • The region offers a flourishing business economy, exceptional educational opportunities and an enviable quality of life.
  • It is a short distance from the intersection of two major interstates and a regional airport.
  • Our diversified employer base includes corporate offices, growing health care services, educational facilities, finance, research and technology, manufacturing, business and personal services, and retail and wholesale trade.
  • Nicholasville is headquarters to Alltech Biotechnology, an international company operating in over 80 countries and employing more than 1,900 people.
  • There is an abundance of professional, educational and personal lifestyle opportunities, which are magnified by the community's proximity to Lexington.
  • Regional cooperation enables the city to capitalize on the assets of a multi-county area. The lives of Nicholasville citizens and businesses are intertwined with the surrounding communities.

The Enterprise Industrial Park, in Nicholasville is a 114 acre, fully-served industrial park with 17 acres remaining. Sites in the park range from 3.1 acres to 9 acres. The park is accessed by John Watts Drive off U.S.27 (Main Street) in southeastern Nicholasville. It is only 16 miles from the intersection of Interstates 64 and 75 via four and five lane highways. Enterprise Park is 18 miles from the Bluegrass Airport.The Nicholasville area has a diverse economic base and an excellent work force drawn from numerous counties in the region.

The following links provide other useful information about the economic development environment in Nicholasville/Jessamine County:

Quick Facts
Education & Training
Business and Industry
Regulations & Permits
Quality of Life

For more information about JCEDA and Nicholasville's economic development program, contact:

Craig McAnelly

Executive Director
859.533.0413 102 S. First Street
Nicholasville, KY 40356
Email: dcmcanelly@gmail.com

Tim Cross
Jessamine County Joint Economic Development Authority
859.885.1121 ext. 256
Email: tim.cross@nicholasville.org

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