Dossier: I-24 Megasite
Sitting on 2,100 acres near Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the I-24 Megasite is listed as a Certified Automotive Megasite by McCallum Sweeney. Taking its name from the high-traffic interstate corridor that runs alongside the property, it’s also less than 55 miles from Interstate 65 (a.k.a. “Auto Alley”) and Interstate 40. A CSX railroad line runs adjacent to the property. And it’s less than an hour away from the Nashville International Airport.
The labor force is a blend of blue-collar and skilled professionals. The site’s close proximity to Ft. Campbell – home of the U.S. Army’s 101st Airborne Division – means that a steady stream of skilled and highly motivated employees is constantly available as solders are discharged. Hopkinsville Community College also provides workforce training in fields such as engineering principles, metal fabrication, industrial machinery repair, industrial electrical wiring and industrial machinery equipment maintenance.
For recreational activities, the I-24 site is just a short drive away from all the entertainment in Music City (Nashville) and from the Land Between the Lakes National Recreational Area. Located between Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake, this recreational area includes 2,400 miles of cove-studded shoreline, an elk and bison sanctuary, and lots of opportunities for boating, fishing, hunting golfing and hiking.Access External Info on I-24 Site