One East Kentucky Uses 3D Tours to Stir Up Interest for Available Buildings

18 May 2021


Virtual Tours Part of a Library of VR Assets Produced in Collaboration with Golden Shovel Agency

PAINTSVILLE, KY -- If you’re looking for an existing building for relocating your business, you can get a 3D tour of three facilities in Eastern Kentucky thanks to Virtual Reality (VR) tours launched by One East Kentucky. 

The tours, created by Golden Shovel Agency with Matterport technology, allows potential buyers to propel themselves through the buildings to look around and get answers to their preliminary questions.

“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.”

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. 

You can view the 3D tours at:

About One East Kentucky: Established in 2015 as east Kentucky’s Center of Economic Development Excellence, One East Kentucky 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, visit Follow One East Kentucky at, on Twitter @OneEastKY and LinkedIn.

PlaceVR, a division of Golden Shovel Agency, is a Minnesota-based 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 at and