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  • 500+ Attend Broadband Kickoff!

    HAZARD, Ky. (Aug. 31, 2015) – Reliable, high-speed Internet is coming to every county of the state, and supporters say the broadband project will be the key catalyst for profound and sweeping growth in job creation, health access and education.   To celebrate the construction of the statewide KentuckyWired, I-Way

  • SOAR Kicks Off STEM-Based Education, Workforce Initiative

    Gov. Steve Beshear and U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers, co-chairs of SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region, joined educators from 22 eastern Kentucky school districts today at Clay County High School to help kick-off an education initiative aimed at building a STEM-based (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workforce by creating new

  • Preparing for Broadband: Technology-Led Economic Development Strategies

    Broadband technology is coming. Is your community ready? As with any new tool in your economic development toolbox, the more knowledgeable your community is, the better able it will be to maximize its potential! Two FREE Workshops are being held in the region by IEDC and sponsored by the U.S.