Votruba will discuss education’s role in economic development in the commonwealth
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Feb. 28, 2012) – Northern Kentucky University President James Votruba will make his final scheduled presentation to the Kentucky legislature today when he appears before the Senate Committee on Appropriations and Revenue at 9 a.m. in Room 149 of the Capitol Annex in Frankfort to discuss education’s roll in economic development in the state.
Dr. Votruba’s remarks will focus on Northern Kentucky and NKU being at a “tipping point” for talent and economic growth. He will share that the Northern Kentucky region has been a large contributor of revenue to the commonwealth, but will note that without state investment in the talent-building capacity in the Northern Kentucky region, and without incentives to entice angel investors, Kentucky’s 120 counties could see significant reduction in revenue to support needs throughout the state.
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