One East Kentucky launches 3D tours to peek interest in available buildings


PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – An Eastern Kentucky economic development agency is taking virtual to a new level, giving companies the opportunity to take 3-D tours of buildings in its area.

The tours, created by Golden Shovel Agency with Matterport technology for Paintsville-based One East Kentucky, allows potential buyers to go through the buildings to look around and get answers to their preliminary questions, up to even being able to measure sites for equipment.

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“I was familiar with this technology and asked Golden Shovel if this was something they could do for us,” said Chuck Sexton, president and CEO of One East Kentucky.

“We were already working with them on some other VR projects, so it just made sense that they add this to their toolbox,” Sexton continued, noting One East now has three buildings available for virtual tours.

3D building renderings and Virtual Reality allow One East Kentucky to stir up more interest for the properties featured in the renderings. Because they can offer a tour without the need to travel, they’re increasing visibility by reaching out to a bigger pool of prospects,

“One East Kentucky is truly a pioneer when it comes to using innovative technology to meet their economic development goals,” said Aaron Brossoit, CEO of Golden Shovel Agency.

“These three renderings are part of a whole library of VR assets that they now have to push forward, with or without a pandemic.”

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.

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About One East Kentucky was established in 2015 as east Kentucky’s Center of Economic Development Excellence. Since 2016, One East Kentucky has announced more than 1,000 new jobs and $154.6 million in capital investment. For information about One East Kentucky, the nine-county region, industrial properties, workforce development, incentives or other economic development resources, visit