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One East Kentucky Positioned for Economic Development Progress with PlaceVR Technology

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24 May 2021

Video, News, Recent Work, Press Release, VR

360-Degree Video Showcases Gateway Industrial Park to National and International Site Selectors

One East Kentucky is not letting COVID restrictions on travel prevent them from making progress with their economic development goals. Their latest 360-degree video promotes Gateway Industrial Park with an immersive tour that site selectors can experience with virtual reality (VR) goggles.

"When we started the project, we knew that watching the video with VR goggles will have a lasting impact on our prospects," said Chuck Sexton, President and CEO of One East Kentucky. "Then Golden Shovel came out with their new Virtual Meetings App and we can take the next step in the sale process and meet with people inside of the 360-degree scenes."

Having a meeting in Virtual Reality is different from an online meeting. In a VR meeting, people appear as avatars in a 3D space around a conference table. Surrounding them are the scenes in the 360-degree video which can be played and paused during discussion.

"By using PlaceVR technology, One East Kentucky is sending a message that they're innovative and that they're willing to do what it takes to make progress despite the difficult circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic," said Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency.

One East Kentucky is collaborating with Golden Shovel Agency to create a series of six videos and 3D building renderings that will market available land in industrial park sites and existing buildings that are for sale.



ONE EAST KENTUCKY was established in 2015 as east Kentucky's Center of Economic Development Excellence and is a 501(c)3 regional economic development organization responsible for spearheading the growth and diversification of eastern Kentucky's economic base through recruiting new industry, jobs, and investment to the heart of Appalachia. Since 2016, One East Kentucky has announced over 1,000 new jobs and $154.6 million in capital investment. For more information about One East Kentucky, the nine-county region, industrial properties, workforce development, incentives, or other economic development resources, click here. Follow One East Kentucky on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

GOLDEN SHOVEL AGENCY'S PLACEVR is a full-service economic development firm specializing in workforce attraction for economic and community development. PlaceVR is a revolutionary new approach to economic development that harnesses emerging 360-degree video and virtual reality technologies to create immersive experiences that drive business and workforce recruitment. Our productions combine a depth of experience in both virtual reality production, marketing, and communications to bring to life an entirely new strategy for attracting businesses, talent, and visitors. Learn more about PlaceVR. Learn more about Golden Shovel Agency.

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