economic development

This Week's Eastern Standard

Jul 11, 2019

We have a lot of questions.

Do undocumented immigrants boost crime rates? Does quality public education drive economic development?

Can rural Kentucky benefit from ideas hatched in other parts of the world? Might you kick yourself for forgetting this before heading out for a hike in the back country?  Can an artist bring the Great Lakes to Kentucky? 

We've also got a lot of answers on this edition of Eastern Standard. 

CEO Named for New Lexington Downtown Partnership

Oct 11, 2017
lexingtonky.gov

A new organization proposed to focus on economic development and marketing of Lexington’s downtown has its first chief executive officer. 

The appointment comes following the expected merger of two long-standing downtown groups.

The chair of a Lexington’Urban County Council committee says it’s not always dollars that lure commercial enterprises to local areas.

Economic development incentives got a going-over last week at Lexington City Hall. 


Gov. Matt Bevin is asking lawmakers for permission to spend up to $15 million for a mystery project somewhere in eastern Kentucky. 

Education, economic development, and tax policy are among the focus issues of Commerce Lexington’s 2015 local, state and national Public Policy Agenda.  Tom Martin’s conversation with the Chamber’s public policy committee chair Carla Blanton deals with matters before the 2015 session of the Kentucky General Assembly.