Commerce Lexington

Lexington’s business umbrella organization continues to focus on seven targeted commercial sectors.  Questions about business priorities came up during a recent presentation by Commerce Lexington.

The future of economic development in Lexington will be under review Tuesday at City Hall.

Members of the council’s Budget, Finance, and Economic Development Committee will hear from Commerce Lexington, the local umbrella organization representing a wide variety of businesses. 

Today, Tom Martin looks into the "Technology Association of the Bluegrass" or "TAB." Haven’t heard of TAB? That’s because it’s just getting underway with an official launch on November 8th. Tom talks with TAB's executive director, Katy Brown, who worked with Awesome, Inc to develop this important new organization.

Gov. Matt Bevin Monday defended his proposal to change the state’s pension systems before a group of business leaders in Lexington.

Late last week, Bevin released a much-anticipated draft of a bill that would move most future and some current retirees onto less-generous 401(k)-style plans.

The proposal would also tweak benefits to current employees and retirees, drawing fire from state employee groups that say the changes would be illegal.

Lexington Council Hears 'Together Lexington' Report

Sep 27, 2017

Leaders in a Lexington initiative to elicit community conversation on issues like affordable housing and homelessness, gentrification, and LGBTQ+ inclusion brought their findings to government leaders Tuesday.

The briefing to Lexington’s council comes after multiple ‘courageous conversation’ community forums.

Central Kentucky business leaders got briefings on Southern and Eastern Kentucky economic strategies this week.  The Commerce Lexington-sponsored trip included stops in Williamsburg, Hazard, Pikeville, Prestonsburg, Paintsville, and Salyersville.  

Group President Bob Quick says the trip and related events are about coordinated efforts to grow a statewide economy.  The Commerce Lex CEO says it’s incumbent on central Kentucky business interests to reach out and help other economies as well.  “When all the Commonwealth is growing, then we’re all going to do better,” noted Quick.