2019 Kentucky Hemp Update

In October of last year, the Guide to the Bluegrass published an article highlighting Kentucky’s rise to national prominence as a leader in the hemp industry. This rise began with the passage of the 2014 Farm Bill, creating the state’s… Continue reading

Introducing Startup Lex

Earlier this year, the Commerce Lexington Economic Development blog, “Guide to the Bluegrass”, published a series exploring Lexington’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. A few of the highlights include: The Lexington-Fayette Metro is the state leader in innovation capacity according to the StatsAmerica… Continue reading

Indicators of Importance: Migration

Within the world of economic development, there exists a two-way interplay between a location’s economic vitality and their labor supply. One key determinant of an area’s capacity for economic growth is the availability of relevant, skilled labor – an indicator… Continue reading

Indicators of Importance: Population Growth

According to Area Development Magazine’s “33rd Annual Corporate Survey and the 15th Annual Consultants Survey”, more than 90% of the respondents considered the availability of skills labor as their top factor in deciding where to locate or expand their businesses.1”… Continue reading