Economic Development

Prime Location
McCreary County is a prime location for the development of business and industry of various types. With our location just minutes from Interstate 75, a rail line running through our county, and relatively low cost of living and taxes, any business would be well served to look at McCreary County for development. We are also located less than two hours from Lexington, KY and Knoxville, TN, about three hours from Louisville, KY, Cincinnati, OH, and Nashville, TN, and have an airport located in our county for easier transport.

A Workforce in Waiting
Any business or company would find an abundant workforce in and around McCreary County to suit their needs. Education and training are also a high priority locally through local schools in the McCreary County School District, a fully functioning community college campus, and other educational opportunities nearby including Pine Knot Job Corps Center, University of the Cumberlands and various technical institutes.

Business is Welcome Here
McCreary County and its leaders are waiting to hear from you...if you are interested in developing land, starting a business, expanding an operation or any other industry or business opportunity in our county, contact the McCreary County Judge Executive's office and speak to Judge Executive Doug Stephens or Deputy Judge Andrew Powell about available land, incentives, and business loan programs.  

Facilities Ready To Occupy
McCreary County has a new industrial/business spec building with land ready to shape for the needs of just about any potential business or operation.

Entrance sign to the McCreary County Business Park
just off E Hwy 92 in Pine Knot, KY

Front view of the McCreary County Business Park spec building

Side angle view of the spec building in Pine Knot, Kentucky

Side loading bay of the McCreary County spec building

McCreary County Business Park Specifications

Location- 217 Meadows Grove Road, Pine Knot, KY
Building Type- Industrial
Zoning- Not Zoned
Site Acreage- 4/Additional Acres- 10.50
Year Built- 2006
Primary Use- Manufacturing

Ceiling height- 20'(at eaves); 38'(at center)
Bay size- 36x20
Floor Type- non-compact sand
Dimensions- 200'x146'; 24'x80'
Type of Construction- Metal and Block
Truck Docks- 2 outside docks
Building Sections- manufacturing (25,550 sq ft); office (3,260 sq ft)

Commercial/International- Nashville International Airport, Nashville, TN (87 miles)
Local- McCreary County Airport, Pine Knot, KY (2.5 miles)
Rail Access- Not served by rail
Nearest Riverport- Louisville-Jefferson County Riverport (171 miles)

Electricity- South Kentucky RECC (3 phase available)
Natural Gas- CitiPower LLC (10" line at street)
Sewer- McCreary County Water District (4" force main line at street)
Water- McCreary County Water District (16" line at street)

DSL- Highland Telephone Cooperative, Inc.

McCreary County Judge Executive Doug Stephens or Deputy Judge Executive Andy Powell
Phone: 606-376-2413 / E-mail: /
McCreary County Economic Development Director Susan Stephens
Phone: 606-376-9711 / E-mail:
Mail: PO Box 579 Whitley City, KY 42653  

(Source: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development/McCreary County Judge Executive's Office)

Economic & Community Development Contacts
Below are a number of important contacts to help with economic and community development in McCreary County...

McCreary County Office of Community & Economic Development
Susan Stephens, Director
Phone: (606)376-9711

McCreary County Judge Executive's Office
PO Box 579 Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: (606)376-2413/Fax: (606)376-9499
E-mail: /

McCreary County Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 548 Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: (606)376-5004

McCreary County Tourist Commission
Tara Chaney, Director
PO Box 62 Whitley City, KY 42653
Phone: (606)376-3008/Toll Free: 888-284-3718

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