Allows for flexibility to adapt to changes
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 3, 2014) — Gov. Steve Beshear today signed into law legislation that improves the economic competitiveness of Bluegrass Station by strengthening its ability to improve and repurpose facilities when federal funds are available.
“This law gives the station the flexibility to accept and adapt to daily mission changes, which not only adds to the security of our commonwealth and nation, but also ensures the competiveness of an organization that provides a significant economic impact to the region,” Beshear said.
Beshear said Bluegrass Station has created about 800 jobs in the past five years, with an economic impact estimated at more than $298 million annually.
Located on Briar Hill Road in Lexington, Bluegrass Station, a former Army depot, is a military-industrial complex providing security, infrastructure and quick response to federal agencies and their contractors. The facility, which encompasses more than 777 acres and more than 2.2 million square feet of commercial space, employs 2,780 workers, with an annual total payroll of more than $147 million.