What is an “ADD”?
- “ADD” is an abbreviation for Area Development District.
- There are 15 ADDs in Kentucky, each representing a multi-county planning district. Each of the Commonwealth’s 120 counties falls within an ADD region.
- ADDs are partnerships of and provide resources to the local counties and cities in their regions.
- ADDs perform a host of critical functions that positively affect quality of life and economic development.
- ADDs are partners with numerous state and federal agencies, obtaining & administering grants for programs.
- ADDs are governed by volunteer boards of directors composed of elected officials and business/community leaders.
- ADDs are recognized for their fiscal responsibility and outstanding capabilities in professional program management.
ADD Programs and Activities include:
- Local & Regional Planning
- Workforce Development
- Programs for Senior Citizens
- Develop & Administer Grants
- Data Centers
- Community Development
- Business Loans
- GIS Mapping
- Economic Development
- Water Quality
- Homeland Security
For more information, visit the KY Council of ADDs