Commerce Lexington was created to strengthen efforts to promote economic development, job creation, and overall business growth in Lexington and Central Kentucky. We harness the collective power of the business community to influence public policy, support businesses and entrepreneurs, cultivate current and future leaders, and leverage collaboration within our nine-county economic development area to build a more competitive Bluegrass region. Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development Division includes business recruitment and retention services, community and minority business development, and workforce and talent initiatives through The Business & Education Network (BEN). Our focus is to create new
jobs that increase per capita income and the amount of income within our community, while creating greater capital investment throughout the region.

Here in Lexington, Kentucky, we place significant emphasis on all phases of economic development. As Commerce Lexington’s Economic Development team, we work collaboratively with many strategic partners: city and state governments; workforce and minority development organizations; officials in surrounding counties; representatives from our signature equine and bourbon industries; and the University of Kentucky (our area’s largest single employer) as well as being an active and remarkable resource partner for our efforts.

Our seasoned team is well-versed in assisting companies looking to locate to Lexington for the first time, nurturing start-up enterprises (working with several funding resources in the process), as well as assisting established businesses of all sizes.

We coordinate with the Bluegrass Alliance, a regional economic development group which is comprised of individuals from across this region who not only understand the needs of area business, but are also willing to help make the necessary connections to solve challenges of virtually any type.

Our marketing efforts are multi-faceted: we routinely attend trade shows; direct mail clients and consultants; advertise in select industry and other influential publications; and have strategic partnerships with state agencies.

Not at all coincidentally, our efforts generate tangible results. Our city’s national rankings validate what those of us who live and work here already realize: Lexington and its surrounding areas are a great place to do business, to raise a family, and most especially, to call home!

For more information contact Gina Greathouse at 859-226-1623.

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