The Purchase Area Development District is a partnership organization and SBA Certified Development Corporation that offers support to city and county
governments in the eight-county region of far western Kentucky. We provide opportunities for community leaders to gather, share common concerns, and create
innovative approaches to local and regional challenges.
The Purchase ADD is one in a network of 15 area development districts serving the Commonwealth of Kentucky. These districts were formed through state
legislation to assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of services. This region includes the counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton,
Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. Learn more about the PADD here
We offer a diverse collection of services, touching every aspect of life in the Purchase. Human support, community support, information, and special projects -
the blending of these offerings provides a well-rounded approach to meeting the current and future needs of our region.
The Purchase Area Development District is governed by those we serve. Our board of directors includes judge/executives, mayors, and citizen members from throughout the
Purchase. Over 250 community members actively participate in committees and task forces that provide input and guidance to the program areas they support.
Funding for these programs is provided through a blending of federal, state, and local funding sources.