WIN INITIATIVE UPDATES

Our Growth

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Be a small business advocate and resource for new and existing businesses
Project Details

Expectation:
Conduct business retention visits throughout the city and assist businesses with growth and development

Timeline:
2020

Key Team Member:
Kathryn Byers

2019
ANNUAL REPORT

  • Initiated Opportunity Zones (OZ) project and completed the prospectus.
  • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district adopted by the City & County and received preliminary approval by the State.
  • Created the Business Development Specialist position and filled the position in August.
  • Initiated several new business friendly initiatives, including 13 Kickstart Meetings, the OpenCounter portal, 58 business retention visits, 19 Certificate of Occupancy celebrations and developed a Small Business Resource Guide.
  • Reviewed current economic development incentive
    policy and began revisions.
Quarterly Updates

Quarter

Completed Tasks

2020 Q3

  • Attended 4 ribbon cuttings, 5 Certificate of Occupancy celebrations, 45 business retention visits and 5 check presentations in March prior to COVID. Post COVID, attended 5 ribbon cuttings
  • Focusing on informal business retention meetings (phone calls, emails, etc.) and developing/refining business development projects
  • Provided almost 150 Small Business Relief Grants through a partnership with WKCTC and the Community Foundation of West Kentucky.

2020 Q4

  • Attended 15 ribbon cuttings, 5 Certificate of Occupancy celebrations, 90 business retention visits, 1 ground breaking and 5 check presentations in calendar year 2020
  • Focusing on informal business retention meetings (phone calls, emails, etc.) and developing/refining business development projects
  • Provided almost 150 Small Business Relief Grants through a partnership with WKCTC and the Community Foundation of West Kentucky
Our Growth
OUR GROWTH

Building Paducah in both our private lives and our public institutions.

Our Community
OUR COMMUNITY

Making our neighborhoods safer, cleaner and more connected.

Our Engagement
OUR ENGAGEMENT

Connecting residents with each other and their representatives.

Our Culture
OUR CULTURE

Bringing the world to Paducah and Paducah to the world.