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Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council

100 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 1.606.784.5874
Fax: 1.606.780.9843
2 Full-Time Employees

The mission of the Morehead and Rowan County Economic Development Council, Inc. (EDC) is to coordinate all aspects of local economic growth. We serve the region by providing first class industrial properties at which businesses may develop and prosper.

Rowan County is home to one of a select few parks designated by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development as a Regional Business/Industrial Park. The MMRC, a 509 acre park offers Class A-1 industrial property. The MMRC, located one mile from Interstate 64 offers level, flood-free acreage with truck accessibility and industrial infrastructure ready for developments of most sizes.

Another exciting option for expansion is the 64 acre business and aviation park located 1.5 miles from I-64 adjacent to the new Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A. Thomas Airport. The airport features a 5,500 foot general aviation runway and T-hanger rentals. This new property is ready for development and is a perfect location for aviation-related businesses.

Gateway Area
Development District

110 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.780.0090
Fax: 606.780.0111
15 Full-Time Employees, 3 Part-Time Employees

The concept of Area Development Districts (ADDs) originated in Kentucky in the early 1960s with the establishment of Area Development Councils. These Councils were organized in all counties and ultimately became the model for Area Development authorization in landmark federal acts such as the Appalachian Regional Development Act led by Kentuckian John Whisman and the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965. The fifteen Area Development Districts were formed during the period that followed, 1966 to 1972.

The mission of the ADDs is basic: To bring local civic and governmental leaders together to accomplish major objectives and take advantage of opportunities which cannot be achieved or realized by those governments acting alone.

The Area Development Districts serve as forums, clearinghouses, technical centers, and as conveners for the region.

The Gateway Area Development District serves the counties of Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan.

Morehead Machining

25 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.783.1841
Fax: 606.784.8658
26 Full-Time Employees

Morehead Machining, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Woody Lewis and William Powers. William and Woody built MMI with a strong focus on service to their customers needs.

Their first customers are still their customers today. MMI grew quickly the first few years and built a new 9300 square foot facility in 2000 to accommodate the growth of the business. Another 9375 square feet addition was added in 2006 to keep up with additional new business. Customers include material handling fabricators, automotive suppliers, the mining industry, the food processing industry, and military suppliers from Kentucky, around the USA, and over seas.

Also, Morehead Machining supports local customers that walk in with machining or welding needs. They also offer custom fabrication of a variety of items for customers, such as parts to repair farming or sawmill machinery, prototypes for new products and custom motorcycle wheels machined to customers’ own design.

Family Dollar
Distribution Center

1000 Industry Road
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.780.7960
217 Full-Time Employees

Keeping merchandise moving efficiently from suppliers to customers is critical to the success of any retailer, particularly one that is expanding as rapidly as Family Dollar. One of nine state-of-the-art Distribution Centers that enhance Family Dollar’s supply chain management is located in the MMRC Business Park.

The Morehead 907,000 sq. ft. facility features a state-of-the-art warehouse management system and other technological advances to increase productivity. Located near the Daniel Boone National Forest in northeastern Kentucky, this DC supports approximately 750 stores in 7 states including Ohio, eastern Indiana, eastern Kentucky, western West Virginia, southern Michigan, southwestern Virginia and northern Tennessee.

Hamilton, Inc. Heiner’s/Sara Lee Distribution Center

10 Carolyn Ingram
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-784-4126
44 Full-Time Employees

Hamilton Company, a family-owned wholesaler, is a 25,000 square-foot distribution center that distributes Heiner’s Bakery and Sara Lee products.

Kentucky Fire Commission

99 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606.784.1393
Fax: 606.784.1878
3 Full-Time Employees, 31 Part-Time Employees

God’s Pantry

100 Carolyn Ingram Dr.
Morehead, KY 40351

God’s Pantry Food Bank is a member of Feeding America. The mission of Feeding America is to create a hunger-free America. Our network includes more than 200 food banks and food-rescue organizations serving every county in the U.S. We distribute food and grocery products, increase public awareness of domestic hunger, and advocate for policies that benefit Feeding America.