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The Business Innovation & Growth Center at Kentucky Highlands in London received a Build Kentucky Award from the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky at its recent annual meeting in Lexington.
“Kentucky Highlands’ Business Incubator and Growth Center was the ideal candidate for AGC of Kentucky’s Build Kentucky award due to the significant impact the facility will have on the surrounding communities,” said Richard Vincent, executive vice president of AGC of Kentucky. “With the projections of serving as a catalyst for 16 businesses, creating 127 new jobs and generating $6 million in private investment during the first five years, the Center will undoubtedly be a force in fueling the entrepreneurial engine of the region.”
The project was one of three recipients in the LEED category and received the award for the small project division of less than $ 2 million.
“We were the only LEED recipient that was a private entity,” said Jerry Rickett, president & CEO of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. “It’s important to show that the private sector can build to LEED standards and that even smaller projects can seek LEED certification.”
The other two LEED winners were the Bristow Elementary School in Warren County ($11-15 million) and the U of L Center for Preventive Medicine ($16-25 million).
The Bristol Group, a design, engineering and construction firm headquartered in Lexington, served as general contractors on the project.
“This was an exciting project because it combined two important elements -- environmental stewardship and economic development,” said J. Todd Ball, president of the Bristol Group. “We are honored to receive this recognition and hope the project inspires other organizations to strive to achieve the same goals.”
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