2nd Biennial WAVE Event Announces More Speakers
By West Kentucky Star Staff
BARDWELL - The West Kentucky Alliance for a Vibrant Economy (WAVE)’s second biennial Confluence -- which will be held on July 19-20 at the Carlisle County Cooperative Extension Center in Bardwell – is proud to announce its second wave of speakers. 

The WAVE initiative was launched in 2016 by the four River County judge-executives to seize the economic advantage posed by the opening of the newly expanded Panama Canal, and the expected long-term increase in Mississippi River export/import traffic.

WAVE II’s theme is “Grow with the Flow: The Confluence of Agriculture and the River Economy.” Held in conjunction with the region’s annual “Ag Day” celebration, the two-day event will focus more directly on the economic opportunities that are shared by the river industry and local farmers.

Last week, WAVE announced that we will be joined by a stellar lineup of federal, regional and local officials, including U.S. Maritime Administrator Mark Buzby, State Auditor Mike Harmon, US Attorney Russell Coleman, Murray State President Robert Davies, Tennessee Commissioner of Agriculture Jai Templeton, and Waterways Council President Mike Toohey. 

On Monday, the group announced two additional speakers: Scott Brinkman, Secretary of the Executive Cabinet for Governor Matt Bevin; Dr. Anton Reece, President, West Kentucky Community and Technical College.

To RSVP, please click here to reserve your seat at the event for FREE. Also check out our Facebook page here and our web site here.

Published 03:58 AM, Wednesday Jul. 04, 2018
Updated 07:05 PM, Monday Jul. 02, 2018