EDA director hoping to get more smaller facilities to handle growing needs

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By Thomas Barr

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - Bullitt County has gained a reputation of having big box distribution companies aplenty.

But Bullitt County Economic Development Authority director Bob Fouts said that isn’t always a good thing.

At its monthly meeting, EDA members learned that there is a void in what the county has to offer potential companies.

Fouts said that he has had inquiries for available buildings between 10,000-50,000 square feet.

And most are looking for short-term leases.

While unable to give specifics, Fouts said that the inquiries into property in the county remain constant. Several projects are in the works with decisions expected in the next couple of months.

The authority is moving forward with purchasing a new computer for the EDA office and is looking at options on phone service.

In January, board member Bob Hill asked that the zip code concerns could be addressed. Steve Miller, field representative for U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie will be asked to attend.

For years, officials have tried to get a separate zip code added for northern Bullitt County. Currently, many in the Hillview area have Louisville 40229 zip and leaders are sure that revenue is being lost, as well as population figures.