Grant to aid houseboat industry

March 2011 News Herald-Leader Staff Report

A $252,000 federal grant announced this week hopes to revitalize Southeastern Kentucky's ailing houseboat manufacturing industry. The Economic Development Administration's grant will help convert those facilities to build new modular energy-efficient houses, according to a statement.

The recipients, the Kentucky Highlands Community Development Corp. of London and University of Kentucky Research Foundation, expect the project to create 36 jobs and generate $250,000 in private investment.



Read more: http://www.kentucky.com/2011/03/30/1690466/grant-to-aid-reeling-houseboat.html#ixzz1IA5qz0dR
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