Green River Area Development District
Serving Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union & Webster Counties in Western Kentucky
Think Progress. Think Tomorrow. Think GRADD.
300 GRADD Way, Owensboro, KY 42301     Phone: 270.926.4433     TDD: 800.648.6056

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.


Barren River Purchase Pennyrile Green River Lincoln Trail Kentucky Regional Planning Northern Kentucky Bluegrass Lake Cumberland Cumberland Valley Kentucky River Buffalo Trace FIVCO Gateway ADD Programs and Activities include:

  • Local & Regional Planning
  • Transportation
  • 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