Why Marshall County, Kentucky, and the Kentucky Lake Region Is the Ideal Location for Manufacturing Companies

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16 Dec 2019


The West Kentucky and Kentucky Lake region is ideal for manufacturing companies in search of a convenient and strategically located place to do business. Marshall County, Kentucky, is in the center of the St. Louis, Memphis and Nashville triangle. The area has immediate interstate access to the I-69/I-24 Corridor placing Marshall County strategically between automotive OEMs in the North and the Southeast.

For water transportation, Marshall County, Kentucky, cannot be beat. There are four navigable rivers intersecting here - the Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland and Mississippi. Businesses needing access to the Gulf, can take these rivers to the Port of New Orleans and the Port of Mobile. 

Businesses in multiple industries are taking advantage of the area’s strong logistical benefits. In addition to transportation assets, Marshall County, Kentucky, has an abundance of water and access to reliable energy at rates that are lower than the U.S. average. These assets have led to the creation of a chemical manufacturing cluster, strong marine manufacturing industry and growth in general manufacturing. 

There is room for growth in these industries and an industrial park ready to support incoming businesses. The Southwest One Industrial Park, for example, is a 300-acre multi-tenant site with great four lane access, dual fiber redundancy, zoned industrial, and located within 2 miles of I-69 access and the convergence of I-24/I-69 in the TVA service area. Competitive incentives are also available for businesses moving to the industrial park. The property is also close enough to the chemical industry ecosystem for suppliers and perfect for automotive suppliers, metal working, assembly and plastics.

Smaller sites in Calvert City Chemical Complex are also available. Heavy infrastructure is in place for chemical manufacturers including natural gas, raw and treated water, steam, electric, and wastewater treatment for complicated chemical manufacturing streams. 

Once in Marshall County, Kentucky, manufacturing companies have access to a ready and reliable workforce. Generations of families have worked in manufacturing and have both the work ethic and skill critical for any next generation manufacturing company. The education system is also built to support businesses with the school district incorporating project based learning, hands-on skills and problem solving into their daily curriculum. The Vocation and Technical School in the Marshall County School District is further preparing local students to enter the workforce. Murray State University and West Kentucky Community & Technical College also have strong post-secondary programs. 

These assets combine to make Marshall County and the Kentucky Lake area the ideal location for manufacturing companies. For convenience, access, a strong ecosystem, affordability and workforce - Marshall County, Kentucky, cannot be beat. 

Plus, people love living here. After all, when work lets out on Friday, the lake is just a minute away.

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