MUR­RAY STATE TO HELP CRE­ATE HUB TO AT­TRACT HIGH-TECH FIRMS

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Ken­tucky of­fi­cials say Mur­ray State Uni­ver­sity will help es­tab­lish a re­gional hub aimed at at­tract­ing more startup high-tech busi­nesses in west­ern Ken­tucky.

Gov. Matt Bevin’s of­fice says the ini­tia­tive is part of a statewide ef­fort to up­date Ken­tucky’s sup­port for high-tech busi­nesses.

Of­fi­cials say Mur­ray State’s Cen­ter for Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions Sys­tems Man­age­ment will part­ner with the Tech­nol­ogy Coun­cil of West Ken­tucky and en­trepreneur­ship ser­vice providers in launch­ing the re­gional hub in west­ern Ken­tucky.

They say the re­gional con­sor­tium will in­clude part­ners in Mur­ray, Hen­der­son, Hop­kinsville, Madis­onville and Pa­d­u­cah.

The gov­er­nor’s of­fice says the in­no­va­tion hub in west­ern Ken­tucky will re­ceive $428,684 in state fund­ing. State of­fi­cials say that amounts to a nearly three­fold in­crease in an­nual fund­ing over the prior Ken­tucky In­no­va­tion Net­work of­fice model.

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