EDC opens Industrial Park No. 3 bids
by Franklin Clark -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
Jul 29, 2009 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Commission looked at bids for an improvement project for Industrial Park No. 3 and listened to a firm that wants to be the area’s industrial recruiter when it met Thursday morning at the EDC office at Cadiz City Hall.

Six firms bid on the project, with bids ranging from a bid of $347,837 submitted by WLF, LLC, to a bid of $697,468 submitted by Fourshee Construction. Crown Contracting, Chambers and Sons, Herring Construction and Lineport Excavating also bid on the project.

However, none of the bids was officially selected at the meeting, as the Economic Development Authority must first approve it, EDC executive director Sharon Butts said.

The bids had been received the Tuesday before the meeting.

David Smith and Chris Goodman from DBS Engineering also came to the meeting to offer their services as an industrial recruiter for the area, and although no action was taken, Butts said they would be in touch again in the next two weeks.

Smith, a Clarksville resident who plans to move the area full time in the next few years, said Trigg County has the potential to grow and attract new industry and that an industrial recruiter could help bring said industry here.

“I see Cadiz, Trigg County, in a position that you all can reap as much benefit from an economic development standpoint,” Smith said.

Smith also commented on the county’s high unemployment rate, and said that while it isn’t a good thing for the county, it could be an asset for recruitment purposes, as it means there is a large available workforce in the county.

In other business, Butts gave a report on the TaP summit, and said it was suggested that a regional cooperation with Christian and Todd counties be called Pennyrile Region Economic Partnership.
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