by Maggie Bowling
Entrepreneurship Academy Gets High Marks
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ANNOUNCES EIGHT ADDITIONAL PROMISE ZONES
TO BUILD COMMUNITY PROSPERITY
Minneapolis, Sacramento, Indianapolis, Camden, Hartford, St Louis (MO) Pine Ridge (SD) &
Low Country of South Carolina earn designation
WASHINGTON – The Obama Administration announced today eight additional Promise Zones across the country, including six cities, one rural area, and one tribal community. Promise Zones are high poverty communities where the federal government partners with local leaders to increase economic activity, improve educational opportunities, leverage private investment, reduce violent crime, enhance public health and address other priorities identified by the community. Through the Promise Zone designation, these communities will work directly with federal, state and local agencies to give local leaders proven tools to improve the quality of life in some of the country’s most vulnerable areas.
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced new Promise Zone designations in the following communities:
- Camden, New Jersey
- Hartford, Connecticut
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Minneapolis, Minnesota
- Sacramento, California
- St. Louis/St. Louis County, Missouri
- Pine Ridge Indian Reservation of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, South Dakota
- South Carolina Low Country
Times Tribune, Tuesday, April 14, 2015 by Kristina Smith
Corbin is off to the races.
Keeneland Association Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Vince Gabbert unveiled preliminary drawings for Corbin’s quarter horse racing track, Thunder Gap, on Monday.