WASHINGTON, DC.-U.S. Rep. Harold "Hal" Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation that will provide $500,000 in funding for Southern and Eastern Kentucky's Tourism Development Association, SEKTDA.
"The natural beauty, history, artistry, and heritage of our region make southern and eastern Kentucky a natural travel destination," said Rogers. "Like any other sector of the economy, making targeted investments now pays off in the future."
The tourism and travel industry contributed over $1.2 billion annually in the region, supporting 20,000 jobs. Statewide, there is $9.4 billion in annual impact from tourism.
SEKTDA is a nonprofit organization created in 1987 to promote tourism throughout Southern and Eastern Kentucky in an effort to contribute to the economic and cultural growth of the region
Rogers works to secure funding for SEKTDA, and other initiatives important in the fifth district, as a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.