The Blueprint

SOAR Regional Blueprint Goals

Broadband Infrastructure Expansion

Increase the availability of affordable high-speed broadband, through fiber, to businesses and residents; and to increase adoption rates throughout the SOAR region

A 21st Century Workforce

Develop our regional workforce to be competitive in the digital economy and other emerging industries

Small Business in the Digital Economy

To create more and expand existing small businesses within the region by taking full advantage of the digital economy

Healthy Communities

To reduce the physical and economic impact of obesity, diabetes, and substance abuse

Industrial Development

Increase the amount of industrial employment which includes manufacturing, natural resources, processing, and distribution by expanding existing companies and attracting new ones

Regional Food Systems

Create a local foods movement by connecting local producers to markets for their products both within and outside the region

Regional Tourism Development

Establish Kentucky's Appalachian region as a tourism destination