Economic Development Authority


Carlisle - Nicholas County, Kentucky
Economic Development 





Live, Work, and Play in Nicholas County

Nicholas County offers a beautiful and safe rural setting just outside of Lexington, Kentucky. With affordable real estate, low taxes, and agricultural roots, this charming community offers unparalleled quality of life. Discover the best of Nicholas County.   

For additional highlights and background on Nicholas County economic and community development, check out the Nicholas County Power Point 2013 v2.0 July16th Update W Natl. Guard UPS and Dr. Blevnins.pdfNicholas County Power Point 2013 and explore Nicholas County. To learn more about Taxes and Fees pertaining to Nicholas County, check out our recently updated Nicholas County Tax Information document to help answer your questions.

For a quick overview of our community, please check out our Carlisle and Nicholas County Highlights Document.pdfCarlisle and Nicholas County Highlights Document.pdf


C-NCEDA News and Updates

The Economic Development Authority's own Mike Phillips was featured in an article written by Erik Carlson of Business Lexington. Mr. Phillips served as the Ag Extension Agent in Nicholas County for years before retiring and deciding to join the EDA to continue to promote Nicholas County. This article discusses the history of tobacco in the County, as well as the future (as seen at that time). Mike is helping promote though an agritourism effort being promoted here in Nicholas County.  To check out the article in length, click LBAR Press Release or for more information on agritourism please visit  

The Carlisle-Nicholas County Economic Development Authority received a grant in 2012 from the Lexington-Bluegrass Association of Realtors (LBAR). This LBAR grant for $2,000 will be used to help promote Nicholas County and allow our community to continue to grow. To read the entire story in greater detail, please click LBAR Story.

To read the Carlisle Courier write up on the L-BAR grant presentation click LBAR Pic.pdfLBAR Grant Info


Available Sites and Buildings

Email Nicholas County Economic Development Authority for details

We have a number of sites available for sale or lease in Nicholas County that will help fulfill your business needs

  • Building List Cover Sheet 44 update 3.pdfLease Options in Nicholas County
Economic Development Authority  
The Carlisle-Nicholas County Economic Development Authority was created to aid in the acquisition, retention and development of land for industrial and commercial purposes in Nicholas County; to aid in the development and promotion of industrial sites, parks and subdivisions for accommodating industrial and commercial needs; to promote and stimulate the acquisition, retention and development of land for industrial and commercial purposes in Nicholas County by other local development organizations both public and private.
At present, we are focused on our downtown and industrial incubator facility located at 2447 Concrete Road. We offer local incentives, flex-facility configurations, and a strong partnership with the Maysville Community and Technical College to meet your workforce needs.  We also have available land and programs available to assist existing Nicholas County businesses and those interested in investing in our community.  We are committed to growing opportunities in Carlisle and Nicholas County so please be in touch if we can help.  We are here to serve you. C-NCEDA Contact Information
To help the Carlisle-Nicholas County Economic Development Authority better serve your community, please fill out the ED Survey.pdfEconomic Development Survey and email your results to or mail them to P.O. Box 94 Carlisle, KY 40311
Carlisle-Nicholas County Maps and Visuals

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​Contact Information

Steve Scalf​

Jim Galbraith
Economic Development Director
Carlisle-Nicholas County
Economic Development Authority

P.O. Box 94
Carlisle, KY 40311

Steve Hamilton
Nicholas County Judge Executive
125 E. Main Street
Carlisle, KY 40311
859-289-3725 (Office)

Ronnie Clark
City of Carlisle - Mayor
107 E. Chestnut St.
Carlisle, KY 40311
859-289-3700 (Office)


Carlisle and Nicholas County Data

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