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Pendleton County’s Economic Development effort is a collaborative partnership among the Pendleton County Fiscal Court, the cities of Butler and Falmouth, the East Pendleton Water District, the Pendleton County Water District and the Northern Kentucky Area Development District. The purpose of this planning partnership is to provide the Pendleton County community with fulltime certified professional economic development planning staff to assist leadership in creating jobs and enhancing the overall quality of life for all Pendleton County residents.

To build a strong foundation for our future, Pendleton County has adopted a strategic vision of concentrating efforts in the areas of overall economic development, infrastructure development, urban renewal and strategic planning. Project activities range from small business development, industrial recruitment, workforce development, industrial and commercial site marketing, emergency services infrastructure redevelopment and water and sewer line construction to urban renewal planning, civic engagement and leadership development.
Pendleton County is also serious about promoting workforce development as a means of supporting our current industrial and commercial partners while promoting our community to new investment.  Pendleton County was recently designated by the Commonwealth and is a Work Ready in Progress Community.

Business Licenses and Regulations

Establishing a business in Pendleton County also requires certain licenses, fees and adherence to building codes and zoning regulations. Detailed information regarding understanding zoning and other regulations and where to go for assistance can be found on the "Starting a Small Business" website.

Industrial Development 

The Pendleton County Commonwealth Commerce Center, located just south of Falmouth on U.S. 27 includes 56 acres of available property for commercial and industrial development. The industrial park holds environmental clearance having completed a phase 1 environmental assessment and a comprehensive state approved archeological assessment. A comprehensive listing of information regarding the Industrial park is found at Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Quick Facts.
The Commonwealth Commerce Center is owned and operated by the Pendleton County Industrial Development Authority, a non-profit public purpose corporation.


Pendleton County Judges Office
233 Main St
Falmouth, Kentucky 41040

Industrial Development
Pendleton County has two Class A industrial parks consisting of approximately 269 total acres of developable property.

AA Industrial Sites
The AA Industrial Park consists of two sites located close to the AA highway at Ivor Road and Kentucky Route 8. Site #1 consists of 27 acres of level and cleared land.  Site #2 consists of 186 acres of mostly wooded land located on the Ohio River.  The topography is rolling to level featuring two distinct developable tracts.

A four (4) inch waterline bisects the two tracts with planning in place to install a (6) inch waterline to the park. Electrical service is available from both Owen Electric and Kentucky Utilities. Both sites have undergone a full phase I and limited Phase II environmental assessment. The accompanying development video graphically details both sites and their development potential.  

Below is video.
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Commonwealth Commerce Center: