Rowan County, nestled in central east Kentucky, is a logistically ideal location within a six hour drive to over 50% of the nation’s population. Home to a variety of industries including timber, agriculture (both high-tech and traditional), manufacturing, distribution, healthcare and education among others. Morehead-Rowan County serves as a regional hub for 260,000 people within a 50 mile radius for work, education and recreation. Home to the beautiful Cave Run Lake and Licking River where you can enjoy fishing, boating, kayaking and camping. Take a hike through your choice of hundreds of miles of trails, as Morehead is a certified trail town. Morehead State University is located conveniently in the center of downtown Morehead.
Ranked as one of the top 20 regional public universities in the south, MSU also boasts a Master of Science in Space Systems Engineering degree through their $16.4 million Space Science Center where students work under NASA contracts. The facility includes a 21-meter space tracking antenna which is only one of four in the nation as well as the only antenna of this caliber that NASA utilizes but does not own themselves. In addition to the university, we are proud to have the Maysville Community and Technical College Rowan Campus ideally located within our MMRC Regional Industrial Park where students are trained in advanced manufacturing, robotics, a variety of trades as well as nursing.
Our industrial park has over 300 acres of level, flood-free land with truck accessibility and industrial infrastructure ready for development. The park is 1.5 miles from interstate 64 and 2.3 miles from our regional airport. Rowan County is a certified Work Ready community with a highly skilled workforce, development availability, a wealth of outdoor recreation and high quality education.