Sprocket opens new innovation hub in Paducah

Sprocket Coworking

A former warehouse within an old Coca-Cola bottling factory has taken on new life in Paducah, Kentucky.

The 9,000-square-foot space is now home to Sprocket, a nonprofit organization with ambitious goals to advance the tech economy in the city home to just over 27,000 people. Its intent is to serve as a hub for innovation by connecting entrepreneurs to capital and resources, while also growing the local tech talent pool, said Monica Bilak, founder and executive director of Sprocket and regional director of GroWest.

“We want to put Paducah on the map as a top 10 micropolitan destination for tech companies to locate and grow their business,” she said. “I know that sounds crazy — it’s a big audacious goal — but we’re going to try to do it and I believe we can in certain niche markets like cybersecurity.”

Originally published on The Business Journals: KY Inno
December 16, 2021
By Haley Cawthon