broadband 300WESTERN KENTUCKY (11/13/13) - Six new investments are coming directly to western Kentucky from broadband access and a new auto parts facility to the purchase of a state-of-the-art surgical system through the DRA States' Economic Development Assistance Program.

A new investment of resources aimed at Delta small business owners, entrepreneurs, families and communities designed to grow the region's economy and create jobs was announced Tuesday, Nov. 12 by the Delta Regional Authority and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear announced today.

These investments are in addition to $307,000 for infrastructure and business development efforts for a fish hatchery funded through this year's first round of SEDAP funding in March. DRA coordinates directly with Kentucky's three local development districts in the region for program funding implementation.

Projects for western Kentucky include:

• Regional Broadband Extension, Lyon & Caldwell Counties (KY1): Phase II of a previous project to establish broadband access in Lyon and Caldwell counties, with funding allocated toward the installation and purchase of equipment. DRA: $55,000; Total Project Cost: $55,000.

• ConnectGRADD Regional Broadband Extension, Henderson & Webster Counties (KY1): Expansion of an existing project to deliver Broadband internet to unserved and underserved areas in GRADD DRA Counties. DRA: $55,000; Total Project Cost: $55,000.

• Henderson County Airport Drainage Ditch Reroute, Henderson, Ky. (KY1): Reroute the main drainage ditch of the Henderson City-County Airport in order to alleviate flooding issues. DRA: $200,000; Total Project Cost: $242,500 (71 jobs to be created and retained).

• Fulton Project Solid Grey, Fulton, Ky. (KY1): Acquire facility for auto parts maker, equip it and establish operations in the Fulton Industrial Park. DRA: $147,928; Total Project Cost: $4,000,000; (50 jobs created).

• Muhlenberg County Broadband, Muhlenberg County, Ky. (KY1): Provide high speed connectivity to areas in the county that are unserved or underserved. DRA: $119,965; Total Project Cost: $230,250.

• Crittenden Health Systems C-Arm Project, Marion, Ky. (KY1): Purchase a surgical C-arm system for the Crittenden County Hospital. The system will allow the hospital to produce images with high quality and resolution while reducing patient and operator radiation dosage. DRA: $105,000; Total Project Cost: $118,238 (5 jobs to be retained).

The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to identify and provide investment to help grow the small business and entrepreneurial community in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta. The investments come through the DRA's States Economic Development Assistance Program. With 45 Local Development Districts as front-line project managers, these investments by the Delta Regional Authority support job creation and community
development projects. In twelve project cycles, the Authority has leveraged more than $2.7 billion in public and private investment into DRA projects that are helping to create and retain more than 41,000 jobs, train nearly 30,000 workers, and afford more than 69,000 families access to clean water and sewer service.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Delta Authority

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

September 04, 2015 21193

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 6930

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 6283

Madisonville Gaining Two New Businesses

by Ron Sanders
August 30, 2015 4084

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 02, 2015 3543

Investigation Leads to Meth Trafficking Charge

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 04, 2015 21193

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 12501

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

September 04, 2015 21193

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 2066

Man Charged with Kidnapping 8-Year-Old Girl

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 893

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 793

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 719

Madisonville Christens New $1.1M Ladder Truck

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 704

Franklin Graham Offers Opinion on Kim Davis Case

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 698

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 682

Henderson, Paducah, Owensboro, Madisonville…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 645

Owensboro Air Show, Century Aluminum Announce…

by SurfKY News
September 04, 2015 600

Harmful Algal Bloom Recreational Advisory Issued

by SurfKY News