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Massac County

Important Assets
  • Access to major interstate highway (I 24).
  • Close proximity to Paducah, KY.
  • Metropolis is “Home of Superman” with store, museum, and famous statue.
  • Harrah’s Casino, which attracts over 400,000 visitors annually, located in Metropolis
  • Other incentives: Enterprise Zone, TIF District (in Metropolis).
Top Industries (Private Sector)
  • Health Care and Social Assistance: 781 Employees
  • Accommodation and Food Services: 734 Employees
  • Retail Trade: 331 Employees

By the Numbers

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Metropolis Opportunity Zone

Massac County: Metropolis Tourist Attractions and Event Center

The Assets
  • “Home of Superman” with museum, store, and a famous statue dedicated to the Man of Steel.
  • Easily accessible – along a major interstate highway (I-24) and 13 miles from Paducah, KY.
  • Home to Harrah’s Casino, which attracts over 400,000 visitors per year.
  • Location of major annual events that attract many to area including Superman Celebration (which attracts 10,000 visitors) and Civil War reenactment (which attracts 175,000 visitors).
The Opportunity

Invest in construction of event center to host major annual events and other gatherings held in city.
Invest in development of city “riverwalk” along Ohio River with entertainment, dining, and retail options.
Invest in construction of hotels for tourists and those attending events in area.

Massac County: Metropolis Senior Housing

The Assets
  • Metropolis is home to a large and growing senior population.
  • Walkable downtown with easy access to amenities for senior residents.
The Opportunity
  • Invest in senior housing projects in Metropolis.
  • Invest in a community located along the Ohio River.
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