- Associated Press - Friday, October 13, 2017

RUSSELL, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky county is preparing to expand its infrastructure to accommodate the upcoming $1.3-billion Braidy Industries aluminum rolling mill.

The Daily Independent reports that Greenup County Economic Development Director Bobby Allen explained the county’s focus to Russell Rotarians on Thursday.

Allen says that the county is looking at Internet access and cell towers, beyond physical infrastructure like roads and bridges. He says the county is putting in a new IP-based phone system.

He says the county is in contact with hotel chains and would also like to see the opening of additional restaurants.

Allen says the county’s dry status has inspired trepidation among some hospitality establishments, and anticipates another alcohol vote.

He says residents could potentially expect 10 to 30 spinoff facilities associated with the mill, which will employ 550 workers.

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Information from: The Independent, https://www.dailyindependent.com

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