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Russell County Industrial Development Authority
Contact: Bennie Garland
2150 N Main St
Jamestown, KY 42629
Phone: 270-866-7070


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About us

The RCIDA is set up to streamline the entire process of relocation, expansion or creating a new development. We can help locate available state and local incentives, efficiently channel building permits, provide statistical information, secure quality service accounts and deliver a whole range of other services. Whether you employ 30 or 3,000, it is in our interest that your company remains viable and productive in Russell County.

Central Location

Our location is central to the entire eastern United States, being only a short distance from Interstates 65 and 75. The Cumberland Parkway (future Interstate 66), which comes through Russell County, is a four-lane, fully controlled interchange-access highway.

French Valley Business Park

French Valley Business Park has received Austin Consulting's prestigious Shovel-Ready Site Designation Award. The designation as Food ! Beverage Shovel-Ready means potential tenants will know the site meets the criteria for most food and beverage production. The certification includes detailed reports that support the park as suitable for food and beverage plant location, and are available for site evaluation.

Many factors were analyzed in the certification process, but the ample water supply (Lake Cumberland) and the extremely high waste water capacity were key factors in designating the park as ideal for food and beverage production.

With easy access off the Cumberland Parkway (future I-66), the park is designed with the open-ended needs of today's industries in mind. It is a 104.2-acre park that features 8" water, 8" sewer and 6” gas lines. French Valley is zoned I-1 Light Industrial and is located between Russell Springs and Jamestown approximately 1.9 miles from the Cumberland Parkway via U.S. Hwy. 127.

The park includes a 43,750 square foot speculative building that is ready for immediate occupancy.


According to the most recent figures from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, the workforce pool in the 10-county area including Russell County is 231,730 with the total available labor estimated at 13,000. The ample labor supply — coupled with an abundant water supply, large capacity waste water treatment plant and modest tax rate — makes Russell County an ideal place for many types of industries.


Russell County’s and Kentucky's pro-business climate provides a number of incentives for businesses. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) was established within the Cabinet for Economic Development to encourage economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing financial support through an array of financial assistance and tax credit programs.

Gigabit Community

Russell County has a 100 percent fiber optic infrastructure which provides nearly unlimited data capacity for businesses and industries with those requirements.

Lake Cumberland

Lake Cumberland, one of the largest man-made lakes east of the Mississippi, is not only a tremendous tourism resource, it is also a dependable source of electricity. Wolf Creek Dam generates electricity for the Tennessee Valley Authority, which serves a large section of the southeast.

Numerous commercial and unnumbered private access points make this 101-mile long lake and its 1,225 miles of pristine shoreline available year-round for residents and visitors alike to participate in all forms of water recreation.

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