U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Community Services has awarded a $765,828 grant to the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation (KHIC). KHIC will use these funds to create 45 jobs through Patriot Industries in Wayne County.
“KHIC has long been known for their efforts to create jobs and bring new opportunities to our region,” said Rogers. “This funding is great news for the people of Wayne County. New jobs will help to improve the economic health of our region and help relieve families that have been struggling in these challenging times. Creating environments in which are businesses can excel is critical to our communities and KHIC should be commended for their hard work and strong vision.”
KHIC is using this HHS grant to enable Patriot Industries to expand homeland security business opportunities and employ as many as 45 individuals in this endeavor. Patriot Industries is a HubZone certified business that specializes in cutting and sewing, injection molding, screen printing, sonic welding, manufacturing, and warehousing.
KHIC was formed in 1968 to stimulate growth and create employment opportunities in Southeastern Kentucky. KHIC currently serves the following twenty-two counties in Kentucky: Bell, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, McCreary, Owsley, Perry, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Russell, Wayne, and Whitley.
Rogers currently serves as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee. Through this role, Rogers supports important initiatives in the Fifth Congressional District.