Funding For The FOCUS Region Discussion

Join us on April 18th at 2pm for our Monthly Board Meeting in the Jackson County Cooperative Extension Service Conference Center featuring Senate President Robert Stivers and Representative Tim Truett.

Selected Projects for the G.R.A.N.T. Program

Credit: https://governor.ky.gov/attachments/20240321_DLG_Full-GRANT-List.pdf Selected Projects for the G.R.A.N.T. Program Below is a full list of projects selected by Gov. Andy Beshear to receive funding fromKentucky’s G.R.A.N.T. Program. G.R.A.N.T. Program funds meet cost-sharing requirements forfederal funding programs. Currently, eligible applicants are local governments, public agenciesand nonprofits. G.R.A.N.T. Program funds are contingent upon approval of federal funding. Projects […]

Gov. Beshear: New Build-Ready Site in Jackson County Adds to State’s Growing Commitment to Site Development

Build-Ready program sees its first brownfield site designationCredit: Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 8, 2024) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear highlighted the continued momentum of the commonwealth’s site development and speed-to-market initiatives with the announcement of a new Build-Ready site in Jackson County, the program’s first designated brownfield site. “We are building on […]

Manchester announces $20M downtown renovation plans

Commerce, tourism, and entertainment hub will include a distilleryCredit: Lane Report MANCHESTER, Ky. — Manchester unveiled a new comprehensive plan to renovate its downtown and boost economic development, tourism, healthcare and education with projects to be supported with federal, state, local, and private investments, including $4.25 million in state funds and a $2.2 million federal earmark […]

More than $1.2 million awarded to Owsley Co.

Credit: WYMT OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) – On Thursday, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited the Owsley County Recreational Center to present more than $1.2 million to local leaders. “I am very pleased to see such integral funding coming to our district,” said Rep. Chris Fugate of Chavies. “Updating our water and roadway infrastructure, as well […]

$8M ‘1 Clay County’ initiative aims to spur investment

Unprecedented state-federal partnerships will boost economic development in ManchesterCredit: lanereport.com MANCHESTER, Ky. — State and federal officials unveiled a $7.95 million 1 Clay County plan Monday, a package of new investments that will spur economic development in Clay County. The “1 Clay County” initiative feature unprecedented and coordinated investment by the federal and state government in projects […]

$24.4 million in funding for economic development

Credit: lanereport.com PIKEVILLE, Ky. — During the annual SOAR Summit, Gov. Andy Beshear and U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced $24.4 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) Program funds for economic development projects in nine Eastern Kentucky counties. When completed, the projects in Clay, Elliott, Floyd, Knox, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary and Wolfe counties will […]

Economic development projects announced in Clay County

Credit: WYMT – Ethan Sirles and Chas Jenkins MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) – Two economic development projects were announced in Clay County at the Eastern Kentucky University Manchester campus. They are in partnership with AdventHealth, Volunteers of America (VOA), and AppHarvest. VOA President and CEO Jennifer Hancock said these partnerships have been in the works for a while. […]