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Welcome Message

We at the Carlisle-Nicholas County Economic Development Authority (C-NCEDA) would like to personally welcome you to our community. Our sole purpose for existing is to help connect you with our community and showcase Carlisle-Nicholas County and all we have to offer. We would love to help field any additional questions you may have about Carlisle-Nicholas County, so do not hesitate to contact us personally. Also, you may find additional information about Nicholas County at http://nicholascounty.ky.gov. Thank you!

Mission Statement

The Carlisle - Nicholas County Economic Development Authority's purpose is to improve the quality of life in Nicholas County by increasing work force opportunities!

EDO History and Background

The Carlisle-Nicholas County Economic Development Authority was created to aid in the acquisition, retention and development of land for industrial and commercial purposes in Carlisle-Nicholas County; to aid in the development and promotion of industrial sites, parks and subdivisions for accommodating industrial and commercial needs; to promote and stimulate the acquisition, retention and development of land for industrial and commercial purposes in Carlisle-Nicholas County by other local development organizations both public and private.

Services and Programs

The C-NCEDA takes pride in connecting people with the solutions to their business needs. Whether that means helping a local small business find the funding they need to grow, or facilitating the sale of industrial buildings to larger companies; the C-NCEDA is committed to helping you meet your business needs-- big or small.

We also work in partnership with the Kentucky Innovation Network in Morehead to help recruit new businesses and expand existing ones.

EDO Leadership

The Carlisle-Nicholas County Economic Development Authority Chair is Mr. Bascom Sorrell/ Additionally, the board is comprised of members appointed equally by the City and County plus three Ex-Officio members:. Mike Pryor, the Nicholas County Judge/Executive, Larry Jolly, the Mayor of Carlisle, and Tracy Pratt-Savage, the Economic Development Director.

EDO Partners

We at the C-NCEDA believe that working together accomplishes so much more. This is why the C-NCEDA works along side with both the City Council of Carlisle and the Nicholas County Fiscal Court. Additionally, the C-NCEDA also keeps close ties with the Chamber of Commerce, Tourism, and Historic Society in Carlisle-Nicholas County to ensure cooperation and non-duplicate efforts in achieving our collective goals.

Career Opportunities

For career opportunities, please contact the C-NCEDA via email or telephone.

Organization Structure

The C-NCEDA is comprised of all appointed board including the Chairman, the Secretary Treasurer, and four board members equally divided among the City and the County. We hold a monthly meeting on the second Monday which is open to the public, in addition to any special meetings, as needed.

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 7,061  
Median Age 41.6  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 502 10.44%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 3,819 79.40%
Civilian Labor Force 3,075 55.03%
Median Household Income $38,900  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Blue Grass
Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Intl
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius
Airport Name
Cincinnati Muni Airport Lunken Field
Wilmington Air Park
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Cynthiana-Harrison County
Fleming-Mason
Gene Snyder
Georgetown-Scott County Rgnl
Morehead-Rowan County Clyde A Thomas Rgnl
Mount Sterling-Montgomery County
Stanton