U.S. Representative Hal Rogers joined local officials in Salyersville, along with leaders from Eastern Kentucky PRIDE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Wednesday, August 2 to break ground on the new Magoffin County Industrial Park Extension Project. The $2.11 million project will extend service to 100 more households with the addition of approximately 50,000 linear feet of wastewater collection lines from the existing treatment plant along US 460 to Gifford Road.
Congressman Rogers said Magoffin County is perfectly positioned for growth and high-tech jobs as Salyersville is now a major thoroughfare for the Eastern Kentucky. He added the sewer extension is the next step in making the area another hub for Silicon Holler. The new industrial park will have access to broadband, providing new opportunities for high-tech industry recruitment and job growth. The project was funded by a $1.06 million grant through PRIDE and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and $1.05 million from coal severance funds through the Kentucky Local Government Economic Development Fund.