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Market Review | Meade County, Ky.: Scenic Ohio River views

Meade County has a logistics-minded business climate, and the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge in Brandenburg is a popular connector to Indiana.

Meade County has a logistics-minded business climate, and the Matthew E. Welsh Bridge in Brandenburg is a popular connector to Indiana.

Running trails, public parks and scenic views of the Ohio River abound in Meade County.

The 2,155-acre Otter Creek Outdoor Recreation Area is run by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and offers camping, fishing, hunting, horseback riding and other outdoor activities. Meade County saw a £1.8 million increase in 2016 from 2015 tourism spending.

A mile-and-a-half from downtown Brandenburg, the Meade County Fairgrounds brings in 40,000 residents and visitors for a week every July for the Meade County Fair. Planning is underway to market 500 acres of riverfront land available for industrial development in Meade County near its public riverport, where Consolidated Grain and Barge has increased storage capacity due to a rising customer base.

The county of Meade was established in 1823 and named after Captain James Meade, who died during the War of 1812.

Meade has been part of the Elizabethtown MSA since 2013.

County Seat: Brandenburg

Ronnie Joyner, Mayor

brandenburgky.org[1]

Estimated 2017 population:

30,252

No. of households: 10,574

Median household income:

£51,111

Meade County Chamber of Commerce:

Don McMahan, president

meadekychamber.org[2]

Meade County-Brandenburg Industrial Development Authority:

brandenburgky.org/industry[3]

Meade County Tourism:

Carole Logsdon, executive director

visitmeadecounty.org[4]

Judge-Executive:

Gerry Lynn

meadeky.gov[5]

References

  1. ^ brandenburgky.org (brandenburgky.org)
  2. ^ meadekychamber.org (meadekychamber.org)
  3. ^ brandenburgky.org/industry (brandenburgky.org)
  4. ^ visitmeadecounty.org (visitmeadecounty.org)
  5. ^ meadeky.gov (meadeky.gov)

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