The South Western Kentucky Region took the step toward a regional approach more than eight years ago. This has resulted in the three-county region working together to market and sell the area to potential prospects, capitalizing on their strengths, as well as seeking ways to further improve the business environment and quality of life in the region.
The South Western Kentucky (SWK) Region has a population of more than 100,000 combined, and is part of the growing Clarksville-Tennessee-Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area. With its location close to the burgeoning Nashville market and approximately 250 miles from St. Louis, Memphis and Louisville, excellent transportation infrastructure with Interstate 24 and access to Interstate 69, mainline and shortline rail service provided by CSX and R.J. Corman Railroad, access to international and regional commercial airports, and nearby river port access, the SWK Region has had tremendous success with the manufacturing sector, which includes 14 internationally based companies.
The South Western Kentucky GO! Plan is meant capitalize on the assets of the region, while addressing the challenges, to guide and direct the efforts and resources of the South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council (SWKEDC) into the future to ensuring its ongoing success.