Madison County civic and government representatives will unveil an economic development plan today for the cities of Richmond and Berea.
The theme for the two year economic improvement effort is rooted in collaboration among local governments, public schools, higher education institutions, businesses, and medical facilities. The initiative is also aimed at increasing jobs by capitalizing on intellectural assets, especially as it relates to entrepreneurs and commercialization of technology.
Funding for the 35 thousand dollar project comes primarily from corporate, government, and education entities. Former Southern Growth Policies Board Executive Director Ted Abernathy wrote the development plan. The mayors of Richmond and Berea and Chamber of Commerce Directors from the two cities are scheduled to participate in the announcement today at E-K-U.