WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has awarded $1.5 million toward construction of the Regional Center for Health Education and Research facility at St. Claire Medical Center. The project, cosponsored by Morehead State University (MSU), will provide healthcare professionals with expanded and new educational and training opportunities.
“This award is great news for our region and a huge step forward in attracting world class talent and providing top-level training to health care practitioners,” stated Rogers. “St. Claire and Morehead State University continue to lead the pack in improving the health and welfare of southern and eastern Kentuckians. This federal grant shows their cooperation and hard work are making a difference.”
When completed, the Center will create 522 new jobs and generate $13.1 million in private investment. In fiscal year 2003, Rogers secured $150,000 for project planning. The total project cost is $28 million.
Rogers supports funding of EDA through his role as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.