GLASGOW, Ky. (March 20, 2015) – Lieutenant Governor Crit Luallen today joined community leaders to announce that an industrial site in Glasgow will be officially certified under Kentucky’s new Build-Ready program.
Build-Ready, launched by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development last year, is a cost-effective way for communities to distinguish their list of available industrial sites to meet the needs of today’s site selectors.
“Build-Ready is intended to give communities an advantage in attracting new businesses,” said Gov. Steve Beshear. “We expect this designation to generate even more economic interest in Barren County. Any company that visits this site will know that it will be able to begin construction almost immediately, drastically shortening the time it takes to be operational.”
“It’s very exciting to see more and more communities utilizing the Build-Ready program,” said Lt. Gov. Luallen. “Today’s Build-Ready designation is a big win for the future of Glasgow and the region.”
The 24-acre site is located in the Highland Glen Industrial Park. Within the park also is an 80,000-square-foot spec building – a move-in ready building – built to the exact same specification as the Build-Ready site that will be completed this spring. This offers potential companies two different options: the super-fast track of locating in an existing building or the flexibility of building their own facility on the customizable Build Ready site.