BOWLING GREEN, Ky (WBKO) -- “I think over the last ten years, Bowling Green has really seen a lot of change, a lot of growth and a lot of development. I think one of the reasons is the way a lot of agencies work together here in the city of Bowling Green," said Kim Lancaster, Public Information Officer of Bowling Green.
The city of Bowling Green, Warren County and the Chamber of Commerce collaborate to bring new light to this area. A plan for a lot of new retailers and restaurants has been in the making for years.
"Working with private investors and private businesses to help make these things happen. When they do click, when they finally come together, it is a special reward," said Mike Buchanon, Warren County Judge Executive.
Buchanon credits a lot of new economic growth to the Bowling Green Ball Park, Hitcents and SKYPAC.
"New restaurants opening up out on Scottsville Road, Nashville Road, Campbell Lane, Louisville road, everywhere. The downtown is really expanding and exploding," said Mike Buchanon, Warren County Judge Executive.
"People are more enthusiastic about moving to Bowling Green. Over the course of the last twenty years, Warren County has kept up the pace and had a more steady growth in the percentage of population growth than any other county in Kentucky. We've had a little over fifty percent just since I've been in office here. It has been extraordinary to watch," said Mike Buchanon, Warren County Judge Executive.
Buchanon says he believes the economic future for Bowling Green is very bright and the surrounding counties will benefit.
"When anyone one of our surrounding counties prosper with new jobs, the people spend fifty percent of their discretionary funds in Warren County," said Mike Buchanon, Warren County Judge Executive.
"It really makes you believe that what we're trying to achieve, that we are getting there," said Mike Buchanon, Warren County Judge Executive.
Buchanon says Warren County has led the state in job growth for nearly twenty years. He also says, within the last year, two hundred forty million dollars in capital investments have created nearly three hundred jobs.