Blueprint for a 21st Century appalachia
This blueprint was developed through input from nearly 2,000 individuals from across Appalachia Kentucky. The first goal is broadband connectivity and the other 6 are about what we're going to do with it.
Make affordable high-speed broadband available to everyone.
Develop our regional workforce to be competitive in the digital economy and other emerging industries
To create more and expand existing small businesses within the region by taking full advantage of the digital economy
Reduce the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse
Increase the amount of industrial employment which includes manufacturing, natural resources, processing, and distribution by expanding existing companies and attracting new ones
Create a local foods movement by connecting local producers to markets for their products both within and outside the region
Establish Kentucky's Appalachian region as a tourism destination