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Economic Development

County Jailer Owen McNeill

221 Stanley Reed Court St.
Maysville, KY 41056

Phone: (606) 564-2510
Mobile: (606) 584-6534


Maysville native and Mason County Schools graduate Owen J. McNeill has been named Economic Development Director of the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority.

Prior to joining the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority, McNeill previously worked as a Senior Project Consultant for Thomas P. Miller & Associates, a national workforce, economic development and educational consulting firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. While at TPMA, McNeill led economic and workforce development projects both within Kentucky as well as nationally. Prior to joining TPMA in 2014, McNeill worked in the Kentucky Workforce and Area Development System at both the Bluegrass Area Development District in Lexington and the Buffalo Trace Area Development District in Maysville. Owen received a bachelor's degree in economics from Centre College in Danville, KY in 2000.

"I am excited to return to the Maysville-Mason County area and harness the state and national experience I've garnered to help bolster and expand the economic base of our community," McNeill said. I'm convinced this area posses the assets and leadership needed to capitalize on the economic expansion Kentucky has been witnessing over the last year. I am honored the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Board has selected me and appreciate their confidence."

McNeill stated his initial energies will focus on three overarching goals:
Business Retention and Expansion: Assisting current industry and business
Workforce: Identifying and utilizing available workforce within the area.
Business Recruitment and Communications: Attracting additional business and industry to the area and focusing on communication between allied partners.

Several areas of work and future projects emphasis in Maysville and Mason County.
1. Build the local workforce.
2. Increase our utilization of CSX Railroad and the Port Authority.
3. Work to retain the DPL power plant facility and their employees.
4. Establish strong ties in Frankfort with the Cabinet for Economic Development, Work Force development, and Career Centers.
5. Focus on job expansion and retention with our local industries.
6. Promote Regionalism for future development efforts.
7. Realize our potential in the mining industry and with expanded river and shipping activity.
8. Initiate a Strong Coalition with local city and county officials and agencies, along with their staff: We all work together as a Team.
9. Understand the importance of agriculture and the food industry in the overall economy.

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