Pennyrile's new regional data portal is now available.  Pennryile Headlight offers an interactive research tool, containing extensive workforce and economic information about the nine-county region.  Click here to visit the website:

Planning Our Future

Turbulent economic times currently challenge our nation and our state.  The West Kentucky Workforce Investment Board (WKWIB) and Pennyrile Development District (PADD) have taken time to create a plan that ensures our region is prepared for the future. 

Thanks to support from the U.S. Department of Labor and Economic Development Administration, the WKWIB and PADD engaged in a five-month process of identifying future economic development targets and aligning workforce programs around those businesses' needs.

National consultants from Avalanche Consulting, Inc. and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) conducted a multi-faceted, in-depth evaluation of the region and crafted a strategic plan that will result in long-term growth and prosperity.

The process answered critical questions such as:  What characteristics of our region are competitive advantages?  Where are gaps in our talent pipeline and how do we fill them?  What specifically should the region do to expand and recruit companies in tomorrow's high growth sectors?

As a result of this process, the nine-county Pennyrile region is better positioned for the next wave of economic growth and have the expertise, vision, and tools to succeed.