Matthew G. Bevin
Old Capitol Annex
300 West Broadway Frankfort, KY 40601
Vivek Sarin
Interim Secretary
November 6, 2019
For Immediate Release
Woody Maglinger

Jack Mazurak

Media Advisory: Grant Announcement Tomorrow to Encourage Investment and Projects in Eastern Ky. Opportunity Zones

BOONEVILLE, Ky. – With the historic Seale Theater revitalization project in Booneville as a backdrop, state and civic leaders on Thursday at 11 a.m. will discuss a new grant to spur private-sector economic development projects in Eastern Kentucky’s Opportunity Zones.
This recently awarded federal grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will allow the Ky. Department of Local Government and the Ky. Cabinet for Economic Development to help define, advance and market job-creating projects in any of the 32 Opportunity Zones across the Kentucky’s 54 Appalachian region.

  • Commissioner Sandy Dunahoo, Ky. Department of Local Government
  • Jessica Burke, General Counsel, Ky. Cabinet for Economic Development
  • Sue Christian, Director, Booneville Theater Project           

WHAT:                 News conference on a recent federal grant to propel job-creating projects in Eastern Kentucky.                   
WHEN:                 11 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7       
WHERE:               Booneville Entertainment Center (The BEC)
                                86 Old Ky. Hwy. 11 N.
                                Booneville, Ky. 41314    



The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency responsible for encouraging new jobs and investment in the state. New capital investment announced in Kentucky under the Bevin Administration has totaled more than $23.5 billion, spurring nearly 60,000 projected new jobs. Information on available industrial properties, workforce development assistance, incentive programs, community profiles, small business development and other economic development resources is available at Follow the Cabinet at, on Twitter @ThinkKentucky and on LinkedIn, and watch the Cabinet’s “Now you Know” video on YouTube.