Welcome to the the Purchase Area Development District (PADD). We are a regional planning organization and a SBA Certified Development Corporation that offers support to city and
county governments, businesses and individuals in the 8-county Purchase Region of West Kentucky.
This region includes the counties of Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken. Learn more about the PADD
The PADD assists in the planning, coordination, and implementation of services, regional strategies, solutions, and partnerships that achieve long-term economic growth and
improve the overall quality of life for all citizens in the region.
Unlike many other organizations structured along multi-jurisdictional lines, the PADD has both federal and state statutory authority (KRS 147A). Throughout our web page, our
specific services and programs are detailed.