State Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield

FRANKFORT, Ky. — State Rep. Richard Heath, R-Mayfield, introduced HB 273, the Kentucky Rural Jobs Act to ensure small business growth, job creation and local economic development in some of the commonwealth’s hardest-hit rural and underdeveloped opportunity zone communities.

“Addressing rural development in Kentucky is critical to continuing our state’s economic momentum,” said Heath. “Kentucky is a great state full of promise and potential, but we also face pressing challenges. Small businesses, particularly those in rural and distressed communities, are finding it difficult to secure the capital they need to expand and create new jobs for local residents. The Kentucky Rural Jobs Act, by facilitating access to capital for these businesses, encourages job creation, business expansion and economic development where it

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