One group of legislators and political consultants think they have the answer to repair and maintain America’s aging public school buildings, which would require $145 billion a year by one estimate.
The Kentucky Department of State Parks is exploring a possible public-private partnership to develop a new campground at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, 21 miles southeast of Paducah in western Kentucky.
The Work Ready Skills Initiative Advisory Committee has selected recipients for its second round of funding. Approximately $33.1 million in bond money was dispersed to more than a dozen projects aimed at developing a highly trained workforce to meet the needs of employers and to promote sustainable incomes for Kentuckians.
Developers and investors considering the state’s proposal to raze the aging, 26-story Capital Plaza Tower and redevelop it and the adjacent Frankfort Convention Center and Fountain Place Shops have a little more time to put together their deals.
Maintaining and improving Kentucky’s infrastructure is critical to the state’s success in attracting and keeping businesses, particularly given its central location. And public-private partnerships should be part of the solution to help keep Kentucky competitive, according to a report released Wednesday by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.
President Trump’s infrastructure plan will be out in a few weeks. Funding for big federal projects could need “creative financing,” according to Kentucky Transportation Sec. Greg Thomas.
Kentucky is getting some well-deserved attention for its P3 laws during National Infrastructure Week, which started Monday.
Tennessee and Nissan have joined forces to open a Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus in Smyrna. The campus will train workers on automotive technology.
Launched by the state’s Environmental Protection Agency, the Ohio Materials Marketplace allows Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations to list available or needed scrap and byproduct materials such as wood pallets or used bricks.
One of Kentucky’s tallest buildings could be coming down this summer, if a private developer can be found to take on the task.