Jackson Purchase Energy Cooperative (JPEC) recently installed the electrical infrastructure needed to power-up businesses that will one day locate to the Ballard County Industrial Park.
Located on Buck Road just east of Wickliffe, the property was purchased from a local family in 1996 as a prospective industrial park. Since then, the property has been in the development stage.
“This year’s activities have made the vision that much more of a reality. We look forward to the job growth that will one day take place in this area,” says Ballard County Judge Executive, Todd Cooper. “Two Rivers Fisheries and Angie Yu have worked tirelessly to market the industrial site over the last two years. Their work has been instrumental in advertising the site’s development.”
Seven Chinese-owned companies, who are in the Asian Carp industry, are set to bring business to the area by early 2021. Construction for infrastructure, including roads, water, sewer and electricity were all set to be put in place during 2020. In all, these seven employers are projected to add 100-150 jobs to the area.
“The economic health of a cooperative is directly tied to its members and JPEC is proud to supply safe and reliable electric service to businesses that come to our area and to the homes of families they will employee,” said JPEC President & CEO, Greg Grissom.