The Time is Now: The Age of the Mid-Sized Metro

In September, the U.S. Census Bureau released their 1-year estimates for the American Community Survey. As with every data release, businesses, policymakers, educators, economic developers, and more rush to see what’s changed across the nation from the previous year. Arguably… Continue reading

Lexington Ranks High for 2018 NIH Grant Awards

Every year the National Institute of Health (NIH), the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world at $32 billion annually, publishes a catalog of their investments on the Department of Health and Human Services’ Research Portfolio Online Reporting… Continue reading

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

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

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