Jessamine County: Prime mix of location, big business, history

Jessamine Creek Gorge.

Jessamine County and the city of Nicholasville are part of the Lexington Metropolitan Statistical area and merge seamlessly with Fayette County. The county is well connected to one of the state’s most strategic logistical highway networks, including Bluegrass Parkway and interstates 64 and 75.

Locally based industry giants like McLane Trucking Co. take advantage of this logistical asset in Central Kentucky, but the county also has quick access to scenic countryside vistas, history and entertainment. It is home to the oldest winery in the U.S. at Chrisman Mill Winery and boasts Kentucky’s oldest continually operating business at Valley View Ferry.

Containing more than 200-plus acres of industrial zoned land, Jessamine County is located only 14 miles from Blue Grass Airport and 18 miles from interstates 64 and 75. The county has top notch public schools and has 16 four-year educational institutions within a 40-mile radius.

Residents, business and industry – including multiple international and national headquarters – take advantage of property values and taxes that remain lower than the majority of the Lexington MSA. Also, Jessamine County’s newest industrial park under construction was recently classified as a Kentucky Opportunity Zone. It’s located on a designated trucking route on a four-lane divided state highway. The Zone encourages individuals and corporations to invest in a variety of economic development projects through “Opportunity Funds”.

Jessamine County, a Certified Work Ready Community, is proudly the home to the international headquarters of Alltech, Inc., AMCOR, Sargent & Greanleaf and the RJ Corman Railroad Group, among others.

The county has a diverse economic base, an excellent workforce drawn from numerous counties in the region, and close proximity to amenities in Central Kentucky, while maintaining a stunning rural appeal. Outdoor and history enthusiasts enjoy Kentucky River access, hiking, High Bridge Park, and Camp Nelson Civil War Heritage Park and National Cemetery. Camp Nelson is slated to become a national park.

JESSAMINE COUNTY

Estimated 2018 Population:
54,618

No. of households:
18,401

Median household income:
$52,748

Chamber of Commerce:
Ronda May, Executive Director
jessaminechamber.com

Jessamine County Economic Development Authority:
Craig McAnelly, President
jessamineco.com

County Seat:
Nicholasville
Pete Sutherland, Mayor
nicholasville.org

Judge-Executive:
David K. West 
[email protected]

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