In the City of Pikeville, Kentucky, we believe that Economic Development is a team effort that includes working with prospective businesses, as well as existing business, to make sure that Pikeville is the right fit for you. Pikeville is prepared to assist businesses in gathering demographic information and availability options for land, business opportunity, and visiting sites of interest. Whether you are an entrepreneur or an on-going enterprise of any size, the City Economic Development offers a wealth of valuable resources.
Pikeville is one of the most progressive cities in Eastern Kentucky. It is the region’s leader in healthcare, education, banking, and entertainment. Pikeville is an impressive, unique city that is rich in resources, with over 1,400 businesses contributing to the growing economy. Local city government is rapidly working to promote business development by attracting and supporting new businesses, as well as existing businesses, to enhance the future economic growth under the direction of the City Mayor, Frankie Justice, and four Commissioners, which are elected every two years. The daily operations of the city are preformed by the City Manager, Donovan Blackburn.
Pikeville is located in the southeastern part of Kentucky where 4 major highways: US 23, RT 460, 119 and 80 all intersect. An estimated 38,000 vehicles pass the intersection of US 23 and 119 daily (KY Department of Highway). Future plans for I-66 will include Pikeville in an exciting new interstate project spanning across Kentucky and the United States. Pikeville is the county seat to Pike County, the largest county in Kentucky. There are about 6,500 residents within the City of Pikeville limits and approximately 70,000 residents in Pike County.
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