U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) will invest $420,000 to expand water, sewer and electrical infrastructure at the Rockcastle Industrial Park South. This federal investment is designed to enhance this Mount Vernon facility, create new jobs, and spur private investment at the industrial park.
“EDA continues to be a vital partner in developing the infrastructure essential to creating jobs in our region,” stated Rogers, “At such a time as this, we need to be pressing forward, putting our diligent men and women to work, and seeking out business prospects rather than waiting for good things to happen. The Rockcastle County Industrial Development Authority has long been ahead of the curve in pursuing opportunity to attract and grow businesses and I applaud their work in attracting and leveraging this EDA grant.”
Housed within the U.S. Department of Commerce, EDA awarded this grant to the Rockcastle County Industrial Development Authority and has long been a critical partner to economic development in southern and eastern Kentucky. According to EDA, the impact of this investment is estimated to be 159 new jobs, retain 91 jobs and leverage $5.3 million in private investments.
As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to provide funding for important initiatives in the fifth Congressional district.