Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin Named to Serve as 2019 States’ Co-chair of Delta Regional Authority

February 25, 2019

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.

“Governor 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 Governor Bevin as we continue our mission of strengthening infrastructure, job growth and economic development across the eight states of the DRA.”

Governor 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 Governor 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.

“Governor 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, the state’s designee to DRA. 

About the Delta Regional Authority

The Delta Regional Authority is a federal-state partnership created by Congress in 2000 to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives through strategic investments in economic development in 252 counties and parishes across eight states. DRA has invested more than $185 million into more than 1,100 projects. Overall, DRA investments have helped create and retain more than 55,000 jobs, train nearly 45,000 workers to advance in the 21st Century, and deliver sewer and water improvements to more than 238,000 residents and businesses. Learn more at dra.gov.

Contact: Andrew Moreau
202-744-3558
amoreau@dra.gov