A destination resort may be on its way to roughly 900 acres of Eastern Kentucky’s most popular attractions.Red River Economic Development, a nonprofit group in the charitable arm of the state’s chamber of commerce, the Kentucky Chamber Foundation, is seeking to create a master plan for a resort in the Red River Gorge region.
The Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet issued a request for proposals to find a partner to design, build, operate, finance and maintain an amateur sports complex at E.P. “Tom” Sawyer Park in Louisville.
In partnership with the University of Kentucky (UK), Signet Real Estate Group has broken ground on a mixed-use parking facility in Lexington that includes over 900 new parking spaces and over 23,000 square feet of Innovation & Retail Space that will revitalize one of the main corridors into the UK campus.
47 rural communities and regions will receive technical assistance to help create and implement long-term economic development plans.
Jefferson County has the most opportunity zones in Kentucky at 19, accounting for nearly 60,000 residents, with most zones concentrated in West Louisville.
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.
Alley Cat Advocates is leasing a building from the city of Louisville to create a Community Cat Complex to better care for community cats.
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.
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.”
“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.