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Lee County- Powered by Jackson Energy

115 Jackson Energy Lane
McKee, KY 40447
P: +1 606-864-2363

Why Beattyville, KY?

Beattyville/Lee County welcomes you, your family, and your business! Be apart of the simple life of small town America and get away from the hustle of the big city. Lee County has many opportunities for people looking for a slower pace higher quality of life. 

Lee County has a state award winning school system and area technology center who offers pathways for computer science, engineering, healthcare, and the service trade industry such as electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and automotive. 

With a lower cost of living and hundreds of acres of land, your family can enjoy the privacy and beauty of nature on the back porch. Lee County is ever widening the availability of high speed internet with the assistance of AT&T and the rural cooperative PRTC. You can work and earn an excellent income, right where you live!

The award winning Marcum & Wallace Hospital, located 30 minutes away, is certified a level 4 trauma center and the three family medicine clinics in Beattyville take excellent care of their patients whom they know by name. 

Tourism is the 3rd largest industry in Kentucky and is has grown exponentially in the Lee County area. The Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park attract over 500,000 tourist a year and offer great opportunities for tourism related businesses. 

Browse this site and see for yourself why moving back to nature and small town live is the right choice for you and your business!


Top & Targeted Industries

  • Accommodation And Food Services
    There is a market for cabin rentals, hotel management, B&B, and restaurants as Lee County is located near 500,000 tourist who visit the Red River Gorge and Natural Bridge State Park annually.
  • Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing And Hunting
    Opportunities for land investment as price per acres is low. Rich soil is perfect for farming. Rolling hills area attractive for cattle. Lee County is in the Daniel Boone National Forest and is home of the Ashland Wild Life Management Area which allows hunting. Also, Beattyville is the birthplace of the Kentucky River great for fishing.
  • Manufacturing
    50,000 sqft building and workforce available. 80 miles away from the Bluegrass Airport and direct access to CSX Railroad line. There is also a nearby manufacturing network for textile and apparel including Carhart, Inc. (30mi), Lion Apparel, Inc. (40mi), JC Tec Industries, Inc. (30mi), Scott Archery, Inc. (40mi).

Programs and Incentives

Incentives and Financial Programs are available though the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. 


Did You Know?

  • There are over 7,000 elite rock climbers from all over the world who visit the Red River Gorge, Meir Valley, Pendergrass-Murray and Miller Fork Recreational Preserves each year. www.rrgcc.org

Data Name Value Percent
Total Population 6,896  
Median Age 42.8  
Bachelor's Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 378 7.62%
High School Degree or Higher, Age 25+ 3,371 67.94%
Civilian Labor Force 1,847 32.80%
Median Household Income $21,185  
Major airports within area + 100 mile radius Blue Grass
Regional airports within area + 100 mile radius None
General aviation airports within area + 50 mile radius
Airport Name
Central Kentucky Rgnl
Julian Carroll
Mount Sterling-Montgomery County
Stanton
Wendell H Ford
West Liberty