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Greenup County launches economic development website – Lane Report

GREENUP, Ky. — The Greenup County Economic Development Authority (GCEDA) this week announced the launch of its websiteGreenupCountyKY.com. 

Businesses seeking to locate or expand their operations can review available industrial sites in the county. Detailed information is available for five prime sites along the Ohio River, with more listings to be added to the website shortly. Greenup County, Kentucky, is within a day’s drive of more than two-thirds of the US population and has dozens of sites ranging in acreage, including an 800-plus acreage site on the Ohio River over three tracts. 

“If you are looking for a site to expand your company’s operations, Greenup County has an affordable cost of doing business with people ready to work,” said Bobby Hall, Greenup County’s Judge Executive. 

“We are in the business of cutting red tape and welcoming investment opportunities with open arms. We want to be a business-friendly county that helps everyone be successful, and this website is an important step,” said Hall. 

Hall and the Greenup County Fiscal Court established the Greenup County Economic Development Authority (GCEDA), which comprises a broad spectrum of the area’s leaders with industry and government ties to bring in more well-paying jobs. 

GCEDA Chairman Aaron Thompson said marketing Greenup County’s assets through the website is an important step. 

“Greenup County is a special place. This website will provide details important to the industry looking for new locations to do business. The site highlights our ample, well-trained workforce, exceptional transportation options, and multiple build-ready sites with access to all utilities and infrastructure,” said Thompson. “We will continue to build content on this site as we promote the community across the state and nation.” 

GreenupCountyKY.com is one of many initiatives the county’s officials have undertaken in 2023 to improve opportunities for residents and

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Maryland Putting $11M ‘Down Payment’ Toward West Baltimore Development

Gov. Wes Moore is directing $11M in state funding to revitalize a large swath of West Baltimore, he announced Friday at Coppin State University.

The West North Avenue Development Authority will receive the funds, which were included in the $63B state budget Moore and lawmakers hammered out during the General Assembly session that ended in the spring, west-north-avenue-neighborhoods/44397447″WBAL-TV reports.


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A mix of occupied and vacant homes along West Mulberry Street across from the West Baltimore MARC station.

“This is a down payment on growth in West Baltimore,” Moore said during the event. “This is a down payment on economic development in West Baltimore. This is a down payment on a community that is not just ready, but a community that is eager to shape their own destiny.”

The West North Avenue Development Authority’s responsibilities in a section of the city it describes as “hindered by historic discrimination” include supporting development and approval of a neighborhood revitalization plan, according to its website.

The organization aims to improve the area by helping tackle issues ranging from economic development to transportation. Neighborhoods under the authority’s umbrella include Bolton Hill, Coppin Heights and Easterwood. 

West Baltimore has been the target of various local and state economic development efforts for several years, particularly after demonstrations and riots, centered around Pennsylvania and North avenues, tore through the city following Sandtown-Winchester resident Freddie Gray’s death while in police custody.     

Those new development efforts have run the gamut from creating the Pennsylvania Avenue Black Arts & Entertainment District to the state government launching Project C.O.R.E. in 2016 with an initial $75M aimed at demolishing blighted properties to clear the way for new development. 

Renewal efforts have attracted some new investments, such as the recently rebranded Reservoir Square mixed-use project on the site of

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