Gov. Beshear Announces New Build-Ready Site in Jackson County

Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted the continued momentum of the commonwealth’s site development and speed-to-market initiatives with the announcement of a new Build-Ready site in Jackson County, the program’s first designated brownfield site. In May 2023, Jackson County was awarded funding through the Kentucky Product Development Initiative (KPDI) to turn a former industrial property into a Build-Ready site. The property was formerly home to the Mid-South Electronics facility that was lost to a fire in 2005, designating this site as the Build-Ready program’s first brownfield site. The site includes a 140,000-square-foot building pad on nearly 17.7 acres. Along with natural gas, electric, water, phone and high-speed fiber internet provided by Bluegrass Fiber, the site offers access to the newly expanded and rerouted Kentucky Highway 30. For more information on Build-Ready sites in Kentucky, visit