Kentucky Power funds scholarships for economic development education
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky Power has awarded three economic development educational scholarships to representatives of Eastern Kentucky non-profits and governmental agencies. The scholarships, valued at $590 each, fund attendance to the Kentucky Institute for Economic Development Association’s course on economic development this week in Lexington, Kentucky.
“Kentucky Power takes great pride in working with local, regional and state organizations to promote economic growth in the communities we serve,” said Greg Pauley, Kentucky Power president and chief operating office. “This educational course will provide attendees with the opportunity to expand their knowledge as we work together to promote stronger local economies and spark economic development throughout Eastern Kentucky.”
Scholarship recipients are Paula Mayo, administrative assistant with the Ashland Alliance; Lisa Daniels Estepp, economic development director for Pike County Fiscal Court; and Miranda Hicks, economic development director for the City of Prestonsburg.
The course educates participants in the fundamentals and emerging concepts of comprehensive economic development. Accredited by the International Economic Development Council, course attendees earn credits toward the Certified Economic Developer designation. Topics covered include marketing and attraction; business retention and expansion; entrepreneurial and small business development; workforce development; strategic planning; community development; ethics; and other topics.