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Improving Kentucky’s Quality of Life: How We Can Sustain Economic Growth, a Webinar by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and Martin School of Public Policy
How can Kentucky’s quality of life continue to sustain both present and future economic growth?

That question will be the focus of a July 27 lunch-hour webinar co-sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and the University of Kentucky’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration.

The program will feature Kentucky Senate President Pro Tem David Givens of Greensburg; State Rep. Samara Heavrin of Leitchfield; Michael W. Clark, an economics professor and director of UK’s Center for Business and Economic Development; and Alison Davis, professor of Agricultural Economics and executive director of the Community and Economic Development Institute of Kentucky (CEDIK). The panel will be moderated by Charles Aull, senior policy analyst of the Kentucky Chamber.

Key themes and questions to be addressed include:

· Measuring/understanding quality of life in Kentucky
· The role of public policy in improving quality of life?
· How does poverty, affordability, and housing impact quality of life?
· How do civic institutions like local government, schools, libraries, and courts shape quality of life in communities?
· Do Kentuckians have adequate and equitable access to key quality of life factors, such as good schools, clean drinking water, food, and economic opportunity?
· How does quality of life differ between urban and rural Kentucky?

Last summer, the Chamber and Martin School cohosted a series of webinars bringing together academic researchers and policymakers to discuss Kentucky’s urban-rural divide. The July 27 webinar seeks to continue those conversations to highlight key challenges and issues facing the Commonwealth.

Jul 27, 2022 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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