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Kentucky Tourism Leader Lays Out P3 Game Plan

Don Parkinson has become the point man for public-private partnerships for Gov. Matt Bevin’s administration. Parkinson, secretary of the Kentucky Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet, talks about how P3s can support the state’s $13 billion tourism industry.

Partnership trains vets in additive manufacturing

Thanks to a Google grant, America Makes, the National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute will partner with 3D Veterans to expand a boot camp that trains U.S. military veterans in advanced manufacturing.

Change in tax code proposed to improve school buildings

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.

KY parks department seeks information on P3 campground

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.

Work Ready Skills Initiative funds second round of projects

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.

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