WASHINGTON, D.C. — Delta Regional Authority (DRA) Federal Co-Chairman Chris Caldwell announced today that Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has been named States’ Co-chair of DRA for 2019.
DRA’s Board of Governors annually elect a States’ Co-Chair to work directly with the Federal Co-Chair on economic development and growth in the Delta region.
“Gov. Bevin’s leadership and track record of economic growth in Kentucky will be a tremendous asset to the entire DRA region,” said DRA Federal Co-Chair Chris Caldwell. “I look forward to working with Gov. Bevin as we continue our mission of strengthening infrastructure, job growth and economic development across the eight states of the DRA.”
Gov. Bevin was sworn in as the 62nd governor of Kentucky in December 2015. The governor’s vision is to make Kentucky the undisputed center of engineering and manufacturing excellence in America. His priorities include strengthening Kentucky’s financial foundation, creating a healthier population, investing in education and workforce, growing the economy, and protecting and bolstering local communities.
“The mission of the Delta Regional Authority is an important one, and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as States’ Co-Chair of the DRA Board of Governors,” said Gov. Bevin. “Alongside our seven fellow DRA states, Kentucky is making historic strides in strengthening the economies, workforce, health and infrastructure of our communities. Moving forward, we are excited to further leverage the resources of this unique federal-state partnership, as we continue enhancing the quality of life for the 10 million residents of the Delta region.”
The governor has led economic growth that has created 49,870 jobs, attracted $17.8 billion in investments, developed 1,100 new or expanded facilities and supported exports of $86.6 billion.
“Gov. Bevin’s accomplishments demonstrate his strong commitment to investing in education, Kentucky’s workforce and cutting red tape, all efforts that have sparked economic development and job growth across the Commonwealth,” said Sandy Dunahoo, Department for Local Government (DLG) Commissioner and the state’s designee to DRA.