PROSPERING OUR PEOPLE.
THAT'S WHAT WE'RE ABOUT.
LEAD's top priority is to prosper its 27,000+ people in the county through economic and community development. To live up to this mission, we pursue an integrated, three-part strategy:
the profitable development of Logan’s existing businesses, not only to retain but to expand their investment in the community
the community’s quality of life and economic environment specifically to make Logan a better place to live, work, play, and do business
ENHANCE QUALITY OF LIFE
Logan strategically to targeted new business prospects that are both desirable and sustainable for the community’s long-term prosperity
MARKET LOGAN COUNTY
In pursuit of this strategy, LEAD administers its public partner organization, the Logan Industrial Development Authority (IDA). The Logan IDA is a joint agency of Logan’s five local governments charged with the acquisition, financing, development, maintenance, and disposition of real estate intended for business development. This unified approach empowers Logan’s five local governments to partner beyond jurisdictional boundaries to pool their financial assets and properties for central management by an appointed, seven-member Board for the benefit of community-wide economic growth.
By virtue of their appointment, the seven IDA Members serve as the public sector half of LEAD’s 14-member Board of Directors. Through a formal agreement mandated in the bylaws of each organization, LEAD not only administers the IDA’s activities but also markets IDA-owned sites and buildings for development opportunities. Through an alliance strengthened by shared membership and management, Logan IDA is responsible for the product (real estate), while LEAD is responsible for the process (marketing).
LEAD also administers the Logan County Training Consortium, an industry-driven organization which facilitates and finances collaborative workforce training programs conducted for 3 or more participating companies with common training needs to maximize efficiency of delivery and value.
LEAD further supports the Logan County Geographic Information System (GIS) Corporation, which compiled and maintains a web-enabled GIS mapping system of multi-layered, digital data pertaining to Logan County that is utilized within this website.
LEAD is organized as a private, nonstock, nonprofit corporation under the Kentucky Nonprofit Corporation Acts, codified at KRS 273.161 – 273.390, and is governed by an active board of 14 business and government leaders reflecting a balanced partnership of private and public sectors. LEAD is also designated by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt organization under §501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code.