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Select Kentucky makes extensive, customized search tools and data readily available


FRANKFORT, Ky. (June  11, 2013) – Finding the perfect location in Kentucky to start, relocate or grow a business just got easier with the launch of a new state-of-the-art site selection mapping tool, Select Kentucky.


Initiated and designed by the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and developed by the Commonwealth Office of Technology, Select Kentucky makes the site evaluation process fast and efficient and provides the Commonwealth with a clear advantage in a highly competitive economic development environment.


“Our goal for developing Select Kentucky was to provide companies with a first-class experience when searching for and analyzing Kentucky properties and communities for economic development opportunities,” said Cabinet for Economic Development Secretary Larry Hayes. “This custom site provides a wealth of capabilities, allowing users to search by the most basic of parameters to highly complex search criteria.”


Using Geographic Information System (GIS) software, Select Kentucky brings together multiple search components into one user-friendly system, providing centralized access to an extensive collection of detailed information and reports, including site and building inventory, existing Kentucky industry data and community demographics.


Offering visitors the ability to utilize a broad range of specific criteria, including proximity searches, drive time and measurement tools, customized industry and demographic layers and more, Select Kentucky drastically shortens the time it takes to evaluate complex site selection criteria. Data can also be easily saved and shared through a number of platforms.  


“The custom Select Kentucky site is not only a valuable tool for site selectors, but is also a tremendous resource for real estate brokers, local economic development agencies as well as other state and local organizations,” said the Cabinet’s Business Development Commissioner Erik Dunnigan. “The data available through Select Kentucky not only can be used for evaluating locations, but can be used prospectively to identify opportunities that may not yet be on the radar.”


Select Kentucky can be fully explored at


Information on Kentucky’s economic development efforts and programs is available at Fans of the Cabinet for Economic Development can also join the discussion on Facebook at or follow on Twitter at Watch the Cabinet’s “This is My Kentucky” video at



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