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ASHLAND, Ky. — Ashland's newly-named city manager said he's ready to leave the Pentagon and the Army behind and manage the city he's "always loved." Michael Graese, 51, of Arlington, Va., was hired by the Ashland Board of City Commissioners Thursday in a unanimous vote after a lengthy executive session. “I really want to be here,” Graese said in a phone interview with The Daily Independent. “I have always loved Ashland, from the first time I visited in 1986.”

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Chamber of Commerce

GREENUP, Ky. — Braidy Industries announced today the construction of a $1.3 Billion aluminum rolling mill in South Shore.   The announcement comes with 500 full-time jobs and 1,000 construction jobs for the Greenup County site. The Ashland Alliance is proud to share its local story in partnership with the Governor’s official press release for Braidy Industries’ announcement in Northeast Kentucky.

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President's Report

May 26, 2017

A Record-Breaking Year! It was a banner day in Kentucky!  Earlier today, Governor  Bevin announced a record-breaking year in economic development.  Prior to this year, the most ever invested in development in Kentucky was $5.1 billion dollars.  As of today, Kentucky has seen $5.8 billion this year!   This development brings more than 9,500 jobs to the state. A large part of this investment, is, of course, the location of Braidy Industries in Greenup County.   Based on the Governor's announcement. Braidy Industries will put an additional $35-40 million in payroll in the region.  Things are certainly looking up for our region. The Ashland Alliance hopes keep up this momentum and believes there is no better time to be a member of our organization.  We are here to serve you and your needs.  Please let us know how we can help!  —Tim Gibbs