Williamstown Economic Development Opportunities Report July 2023
Home of the Ark Encounter, the one-of-a-kind life-size Noah’s Ark-themed attraction, Williamstown has nearly 4,500 residents and is known for its genuine southern hospitality. The City strives to offer “one-stop-shopping” by providing an array of utilities and services to its residents and businesses. Located between the two major cities of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Lexington, Kentucky, the central location is optimal for business locations.
Welcome to Williamstown
Williamstown has been named a “Playful City USA” Community six years in a row and works hard to make free play possible in the community. They pride themselves on promoting community wellness and activity for kids and believe parks are an important and essential component of the community.
Access to Williamstown is convenient. You can easily access the City just off I-75/71 and exits 154 and 156 in Northern Kentucky. Proximity to Interstate 75 makes businesses easily reached by employees, customers, and suppliers. In addition, the Lexington Blue Grass Airport is a mere 49 miles away, while the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is 36 miles away and includes nonstop flights to 49 destinations and three different countries and 45 domestic flights. There are two educational school systems and one college campus located within Grant County, and additional workforce training and development programs that lead to increased access to talent within the City.
Their commitment to the residents and businesses is evident through their social practices and initiatives. With access to these resources and an ever-growing commitment to the quality of life of their people, they continue to help their community flourish and grow.
The City of Williamstown goes above and beyond expectations concerning industry performance. The City owns and operates many utility systems, including cable, electric, internet, sewer, and water. The Motto of Williamstown is “Come Grow With Us” and serves as an invitation to businesses and families to establish their roots in their city.
Many innovative companies have discovered robust opportunities to grow their businesses in Williamstown. The local leaders are determined to support the growth of all businesses in the area and are interested in their success. Businesses calling the City home include:
• KOI Auto Parts
• Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance
• Rotech Healthcare
• Republic Services
Williamstown and Grant County are one of the fastest-growing areas in Kentucky. The area’s population has grown by 58% since 1990. This public power community takes great pride in its heritage, which includes a farming economy, beautiful churches, safe schools, and caring, involved people. For businesses and families, there is available land, affordable utilities, and a clean environment.
The state of Kentucky offers several business incentives and financial programs to aid the start of a business. The Kentucky Small Business Credit Initiative is one of the many programs that is designed to generate jobs and increase the availability of credit by reducing associated risks.
The City of Williamstown is proud of its history. Within the City are destinations associated with historically significant events. The William Arnold Log House was home to William Arnold, a brave soldier in several wars and Justice of Peace for the City. He emphasized the importance of education and giving to others, leading to the naming of the town after him. The Grant County Historical Society opens the home for public viewing during events and continues to showcase community importance.
The outdoor adventures in the City are fit for a nature enthusiast or someone who simply enjoys a bit of fresh air. Located off Waterworks Road, J.B. Miller Park is a 35-acre natural landscape including 10 acres of lake. The area is perfect for hiking, fishing, bird watching, and everything in between. Additionally, there are several parks in the area that offer picnic shelters, multi-sport courts, playgrounds, and more nature trails.
Williamstown’s Main Street welcomes visitors with its vintage charm with buildings dating back to the late 1800s. Locally owned gift shops, restaurants, and boutiques fill the area and create a welcoming environment for those who stay there.
Site opportunities include:
• 124 acres of available land with Industrial Zoning
Public Power and AMP
Public power utilities are not-for-profit, community-owned electric systems that work to provide the highest quality, most reliable power to residents and businesses. They are a part of the communities and focus on what is best for the people and businesses they serve.
American Municipal Power, Inc. (AMP) is the nonprofit wholesale power supplier and services provider for 133 members in the states of Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia; as well as the Delaware Municipal Electric Corporation, a joint action agency in Smyrna, Delaware. On behalf of our members, AMP deploys a diverse renewable generation portfolio along with environmentally responsible programs and services as part of a corporate commitment to sustainability.
For more information about our member communities and programs, visit searchampsites.com.