Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Coalition Lead Applicant: Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet
Region (applicant-defined): Eastern Kentucky and Appalachian Region
Cluster Sector(s): Agriculture; Information Technology
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.