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Regional economic development panel among ideas floated to attract more business to E. Ky.
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Friday, July 4, 2014 9:01 AM EDT
Officials in eastern Kentucky are discussing ideas, such as forming a regional economic development organization, to attract more business to Appalachia.
Denise Thomas with Big Sandy Area Development District said issues such as a lack of cooperation between officials have hindered efforts to attract more businesses. She recommended better cooperation as well as an analysis to determine skills of the local workforce.
Another idea was to assess the region's infrastructure needs with an eye toward commercial development.
Information from: Appalachian News-Express, http://www.news-expressky.com