Virtual Paducah Chamber December PIP Breakfast to highlight Economic Development

Published Wednesday, November 25, 2020 1:00 pm

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce December Power in Partnership Breakfast will feature Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Taylor as the featured speaker. The Chamber’s event is December 3 at 7:30 a.m. with a virtual broadcast. US Bank is the sponsor. 

Following Taylor’s comments, Bruce Wilcox, Greater Paducah Economic Development President/CEO, will provide a local update.  

Register to attend the event via Zoom at paducahchamber.org. The virtual breakfast will also be carried live via the Chamber and WPSD’s Facebook page and livestreamed on WPSD Local 6.  

In January of this year, Jeff Taylor was appointed as Commissioner of Business Development for the  Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development. Taylor has over 35 years of experience in economic development. After 31 years of service, he retired from the Tennessee Valley Authority as a Senior Project Manager. He also held positions in public relations, marketing, and community development. He is a graduate of the Basic Economic Development Course at the University of Georgia and attended the Economic Development Institute at the University of Oklahoma. In 2004, he earned certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional. He is a graduate of Western Kentucky University and has a Masters from the University of North Alabama. Taylor is a native Kentuckian from Central City in Muhlenberg County. 

Wilcox joined GPED in September 2019 with over 25 years of senior-level corporate roles in the community. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Murray State University with concentration in accounting. In the first year working with GPED he and his team have announced 205 jobs with an annual recurring economic benefit of $23 million per year on our local economy. He’s also been working on other key initiatives to position GPED and the community for continued and increased future economic growth. Wilcox will update the Chamber members on these accomplishments and initiatives.

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