Economic Development

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Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority has named Jodi Ashby as the new Economic Development Director. Jodi joins the Economic Development Office with multiple years’ experience. Most recently she served as Ohio County, Kentucky’s Economic and Rural Development Director.

Prior to working directly in Economic Development, Ashby worked as a Federal Employee for the Department of the Army for eight years in resource development. Her background continues before this journey to include working for Job Corps in work force development, finance, and public relations for four years. She also has extensive background in human resources for manufacturing. Ashby received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Human Resources from Fort Hays State University. She also brings to the helm many certifications in Economic Development including a Local Economic Development Certification from the University Rotterdam, Germany.

“I am excited to join the economic momentum here in the Maysville-Mason County area. I plan to hit the ground running while immersing myself into the culture and lifestyle that comes with being a resident,” Ashby, said. “The economic future is bright. I look forward to working with this ambitious group of elected leaders and community stewards to continue shining a bright light on this town, community, and people that I am now fortunate to be a part of.  It is an honor and a privilege to have been selected by the Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Board and furthermore I appreciate their vote of confidence.”

Director Jodi Ashby will continue work with three main goals for economic development in Maysville-Mason County:
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.

MMCIDA Areas of Emphasis

  • Build the local workforce.
  • Increase our utilization of CSX Railroad and the Port Authority.
  • Work to retain the DPL power plant facility and their employees.
  • Establish strong ties in Frankfort with the Cabinet for Economic Development, Work Force Development, and Career Centers.
  • Focus on job expansion and retention with our local industries.
  • Promote Regionalism for future development efforts.
  • Realize our potential in the mining industry and with expanded river and shipping activity.
  • Initiate a strong coalition with local city and county officials and agencies, along with their staff. We all work together as a Team.
  • Understand the importance of agriculture and the food industry in the overall economy.

Jodi Ashby

221 Stanley Reed Court Street
Maysville, KY 41056
t: (606) 564-2510
m: (606) 584-5292

Office Hours
Monday – Friday
8:30am – 4:30pm

Featured Development Properties

Maysville River Site

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Meadows Park

Meadows Park, located in Eastern Mason County and bordering the Ohio River, constitutes a 180 acre prime shovel ready industrial site with superb highway and logistical access as well as superior utilities within the site, including natural gas, RECC Fleming Mason Electricity, Western Mason Lewis Water (plant adjacent to park) and access to high speed broadband.  Fully fronting the AA Highway/KY9, the site is 5 minutes from Maysville, Kentucky and only 40 minutes to larger, urban centers such as Northern Kentucky (I-275 / I-75), Lexington (I-64), Ashland and Morehead (I-64). Additionally, the site is located in Northeastern Kentucky, within a one day drive of 2/3rds of the US population.

With a project-ready topography, the site represents endless configurations and can support any sector:  heavy manufacturing, logistics, etc.  Additionally, the east to west orientation of the site makes it perfect for all Agri-tech operations.   

While privately owned acreage, Meadows Park is marketed by The Maysville-Mason County Industrial Development Authority.