GLASGOW, KY. – August 4, 2021 – Today, the Barren County Economic Authority has broken ground on two sites totaling 43 acres in the South Cooper Industrial Park.
The Barren County Economic Authority is making significant investment in the new industrial park including the grading of its first two sites. South Cooper Industrial Park is a 152-acre industrial park located in Glasgow, KY off US 68. Over the last year since its purchase, the Authority has completed several due diligence studies including a Phase I Environmental Study, Geotechnical and Geophysical analysis, Archeological and Stream & Wetlands. The US 68 widening and turn lane project has also been awarded and will include an access road into the park.
Utility installation including water, sewer, electric and gas are also underway. All this planning has prepared the park for this next step to include grading of roughly 43 acres. The anticipated $1,045,000 investment will provide two marketable sites. In addition to the grading project, the BCEA will add a gateway sign to the park. David Peterson, Chairman of the Barren County Economic Authority said, “This is a great day for the Authority, we have been preparing for this moment for the last 18 months and are excited to see our work come to fruition”. On behalf of the board, I would like to express our gratitude to both the City of Glasgow and the Barren County Fiscal Court for their support of this project.”
“We are developing this park in order to bring new jobs and capital investment to the community,” said Barren County Judge Executive Micheal Hale. “With great access to transportation and centrally located between two international airports, our location sits in the heart of Southcentral Kentucky.”
The Barren County Economic Authority put the project out to bid and has selected Scotty’s Contracting to complete the project. It is anticipated that the sites will be ready within the next 100-days. The Park is being marketed to a variety of potential industrial customers that will benefit from the site’s location, proximity to larger markets, a lower cost of doing business and an excellent transportation network.
City of Glasgow Mayor, Harold Armstrong stated “The city is thrilled to partner with the Barren County Economic Authority on this project”. He went onto say “We are diligently working on property development in the city to meet the needs of our local industry but also to attract new industry to the area. Creating high-quality jobs for our citizens.”