USDA, UK, Purdue partner to build long-term rural economic growth

47 rural communities and regions will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.

From Business First: Opportunity Zones: Sweet collaboration or a rocky marriage?

Jefferson County has the most opportunity zones in Kentucky at 19, accounting for nearly 60,000 residents, with most zones concentrated in West Louisville.

Owensboro Set to Host Opportunity Zones Workshop on June 13

The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has scheduled its fourth Opportunity Zones Workshop to be held June 13 in Owensboro. The workshop will assist community and business leaders and others hoping to take advantage of this evolving economic development tool.

Unlikely Public-Private Partnership Forms Community Cat Complex

Alley Cat Advocates is leasing a building from the city of Louisville to create a Community Cat Complex to better care for community cats.

New Mexico Begins Process of Approving P3s

More than 35 states allow for P3s to bid to help finance and build government-owned facilities. New Mexico is not yet one of those states, but could be.

Iowa regent president backs UI’s consideration of a public-private partnership

The state Board of Regents president on Thursday commended the University of Iowa’s consideration of a public-private partnership that would place the responsibility of maintaining the campus utility system with a private contractor as “forward thinking.”

Olympia, WA: Public-private partnership needed in affordable housing

“I love nonprofits and we are better off because of them, but after a point they can only do so much with limited funding/resources,” writes Katie Breen. P3s bridge the gap.

Los Angeles P3 Funds $3.2 Million Venture to Prevent Juvenile Delinquency

In L.A. County, a public-private partnership hopes to move more funding to help young people involved with the justice system into the hands of community-based organizations.

University of Iowa Exploring P3 to Manage Utilities

The University of Iowa recently announced that it’s exploring a potential P3 with its utility system to be more sustainable and environmentally friendly.

Five Kentucky Banks Start $125 Million Western KY Infrastructure Fund

The Western Kentucky Infrastructure Fund is an innovative, private fund established to provide debt financing to private-sector firms participating in public infrastructure projects at both the state and local levels.