8:00am

Sat February 4, 2012
Business and the Economy

Bill's Eye: Mayors on the BEAM

A quiet revolution is taking place along the I-64 corridor between Louisville and Lexington. Believe it or not, it doesn’t have anything to do with either basketball or football. In fact, it doesn’t have anything to do with any sort of in-state competition the two cities might have done battle over in the past. This is about the future. This is BEAM. In historic cooperation of the state’s largest municipalities, the legislative bodies of Louisville Metro Government and Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government have come together in unified support of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM. Mayor Greg Fischer of Louisville and Jim Gray of Lexington along with Chair Jim Host stand behind this innovative initiative to bring jobs to the region.