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Madison County and Blue Grass Energy Recognized as Top Economic Development Organizations in Kentucky by StateBook International

Madison County and Blue Grass Energy were recognized recently at the Kentucky Association of Economic Development Fall Conference in Bowling Green, KY by StateBook International for having two of the top economic development StateBook microsites in Kentucky.   StateBook is the first online marketplace to unite economic development organizations, site selectors and communities nationwide in the site-selection process for business locations of both domestic and international firms.   

Calandra Cruickshank, president of StateBook International, states, “Our platform is the first to aggregate more than 63,000 data points relevant to the site selection process and helps businesses identify sustainable communities for their headquarters, manufacturing facilities and more. By factoring in elements like workforce, taxes, infrastructure, utility costs, incentives and quality of life, StateBook offers economic development professionals the chance to complement statistical data points with their communities’ story to better showcase their locales for investment.”

Madison County was recognized as one of the top sites in the state for providing according to the judges as having showcased “Succinct Industries information; Excellent overview of workforce programs” on their StateBook microsite.  

Blue Grass Energy CEO Mike Williams said, “We are proud to see our communities embracing opportunities like StateBook to tell their stories for potential economic development investments.  Blue Grass Energy is proud to partner with the communities we serve to bring technology such as StateBook, PowerMap and PowerVision to assist in recruiting investments and jobs to our communities.”

Blue Grass Energy provides the StateBook microsites to their communities served to assist economic development professionals in recruiting investments and jobs at no costs to the communities.  To learn more about what Blue Grass Energy is doing to assist Madison County and the other communities served, please visit: and or check us out on the international award winning mobile app PowerMap on the iTunes or Google Play stores.

2017 StateBook Winners affiliated with Blue Grass Energy:

Third Place:

Madison County - Powered by Blue Grass Energy

Second Place:

Blue Grass Energy

Honorable Mention:

Franklin County - Powered by Blue Grass Energy

Accepting the awards on behalf of Madison County were: Richmond Industrial Development Corporation Executive Director David Stipes and Berea Business Development Director Danny Isaacs.

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