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Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Build Back Better Regional Challenge finalist

Coalition Lead Applicant: Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Region (applicant-defined): Eastern Kentucky and Appalachian Region

Cluster Sector(s): Agriculture; Information Technology

Coalition Overarching Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)

Project Description:
The Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Prosperity through AgriTech Hub (Kentucky’s PATH) coalition, led by the Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, proposes five aligned projects that revolve around the construction of a new state-of-the-art AgriTech research and development (ARD) center that will establish Eastern Kentucky as an agriculture technology hub. PATH plans to support cluster-based economic development through constructing new R&D infrastructure for education and entrepreneurship, creating skilled workforce pipelines, and fostering a new job environment. The coalition’s proposed initiatives include the Global Food Chain Startup Challenge, to create inclusive talent and retention programs, as well as establishing a high-skilled, remote-capable, and resilient workforce.

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