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Businesses announce 11 Graves projects

Published Friday, May 10, 2019
Eleven projects business and industries announced Wednesday as part of a Graves County Economic Development event will produce more than 160 new, full-time jobs now, but the potential is for far more. "The potential job count could be hundreds or thousands," Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane said, noting that two of the more»

GenCanna Breaks Ground for Mayfield Hemp Processing Facility, Largest In State

Published Thursday, April 18, 2019
GenCanna officials gathered on a 34-acre tract outside of Mayfield on Thursday to officially break ground for construction of the company’s 220,000 square foot hemp processing facility. Upon its completion for the 2019 harvest season, the processing plant is expected to be the largest facility of its kind in the state of Kentucky. It will employ more more»

GCED attends NoCo Hemp Convention 2019 in Denver, Colorado

Published Monday, April 15, 2019
What a great experience GCED had at NoCo 2019. GCED represented Mayfield and Graves County and we guarantee that Denver and the 215 companies that attended know who we are! GCED got to spend time with GenCanna, we learned about the amazing things the State of Kentucky is doing in this industry and we saw glimpses into the potential that this industry has to more»

Gifted & Talented students partner with GCED for revitalization efforts

Published Monday, March 25, 2019
Written by GCED Each year the Gifted & Talented Program within The Graves County School System seeks out a project. This year, Heather Burgess, teacher at Graves County Middle School, reached out to GCED and we worked on an idea together to involve all the students from each elementary school and the middle school. From there, each teacher responsible more»

Mayfield-Graves 19th in micropolitan listing

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2019
BY SHELLEY BYRNE Mar 5, 2019 sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com A nationally known industry trade publication has ranked Mayfield and Graves County the 19th-best micropolitan area in the country in terms of growing existing businesses or attracting new ones. The ranking is Site Selection Magazine's "Top Micros of 2018," and they were announced more»

GenCanna finalizes land deal for new hemp plant in Hickory

Published Friday, February 15, 2019
BY SHELLEY BYRNE Feb 16, 2019 sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com A land deal for a $40 million hemp manufacturing and research facility is final, and a ground-breaking ceremony will be soon, according to the company president. A land deed received Thursday and recorded Friday morning at the Graves County Clerk's Office conveys 34.379 acres on more»

Graves Economic Development president excited for 2019

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2019
sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com Graves County Economic Development President Ryan Drane is looking forward to what he sees as a prosperous 2019 for Mayfield and Graves County. "I think what we're going to focus on is taking some of the momentum we established in 2018 and looking to apply that momentum to spur more growth in 2019," Drane said. One of the more»

Tuesday's breakfast highlights economic development efforts

Published Thursday, September 20, 2018
BY SHELLEY BYRNE sbyrne@mayfield-messenger.com About 110 people learned about state and local economic development efforts, including a new $9 million grant program, during the Mayfield/Graves County Chamber of Commerce's Business and Industry breakfast Tuesday. Matt Tackett, president and chief executive officer for the Kentucky Association for more»