New GCED veep hits ground running

Published Friday, April 24, 2020
As Graves County was about to get word of its first COVID-19 case, Wendy Puckett was settling into her new role as vice president with Graves County Economic Development. Formal introductions to local business and industry leaders would have to wait, though, as she immediately took on the task of communicating needed information to GCED partners. more»

Local Fund established to help businesses

Published Tuesday, April 21, 2020
A small business grant fund will open Wednesday morning to help local business owners dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. The Mayfield-Graves County Chamber of Commerce and Graves County Economic Development announced the fund through the Mayfield Community Foundation. It will allow citizens and businesses to make financial contributions to help small more»

'Micro Manufacturing' filling PPE needs

Published Sunday, April 12, 2020
Inch by inch and piece by piece, individuals and businesses in Mayfield and Graves County have been working to help those on the front lines of the fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus. From Dooms Chapel 3D Printing in Symsonia to Greer Neon, WKCTC and Sprocket, Inc. in Paducah to Mayfield and Graves County schools, and Pilgrim’s Pride and more»

Local economic efforts earn notoriety

Published Saturday, March 7, 2020
Mayfield and Graves County’s economic development efforts have earned special recognition over the past month in terms of an international magazine article and national top five ranking in another publication. Business In Focus magazine published a six-page spread in its February issue on long-range planning for workforce development through Graves more»

Economic Development eyes continuance of '19 positives in '20

Published Friday, January 31, 2020
Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane pointed to several accomplishments and indicators of a positive 2019. The main goal as 2020 launches is to see that continue. Drane shared GCED's review of the past year at an earlier January Graves County Fiscal Court meeting, beginning with the opening of Sullivan University's Learning Center in more»

Bin company set to move to Grace Park

Published Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Better accessibility, convenience and visibility are three of the reasons Jason Workman listed for moving his companies -- Workman Bins, Inc., and Perry Farm Supply -- to Graves County and Grace Commercial Park. The companies' headquarters is currently based in Palmersville, Tennessee. But the planned site, located north of Mayfield on U.S. 45, will more»

Goldman Sachs partners with GenCanna as financial advisor

Published Wednesday, September 25, 2019
GenCanna Global, Inc. announced Monday that Goldman Sachs is serving as a financial advisor to the hemp agricultural company to assist it in evaluating an initial public offering and other strategic alternatives. “We have made significant investments in growing the hemp industry in the spirit of the farm bill: investing in American farmers and the more»

Old plant site to look amazing as Grace park

Published Sunday, August 25, 2019
The lights are coming on and a building is going up in as little as a week at the site of the former Continental-General Tire plant on U.S. 45, north of Mayfield. Brad Youngblood, owner of Grace Commercial Park, has been working this summer on the next phase of development for the 230-acre site he purchased in 2014. "We have demolished over 14 acres more»