The Lexington region’s economic success comes largely from its diverse economy, which has been mentioned by multiple national sources. The region serves as a health care, retail, and cultural center for both Central and Eastern Kentucky. Employment is dispersed among government, education and healthcare, retail trade, manufacturing, professional and business services, and construction. As a result of these diverse opportunities, Lexington’s unemployment rate is typically lower than the rest of the state and nation.
A lot has been happening here in recent years – from streetscape improvements to new and enhanced bike and walking trails to many hospital expansions and the opening of many new businesses and restaurants. There’s a perception among many residents here that Lexington is on the move, and the city you are experiencing today is far different than that of even a decade ago. The downtown area continues to see enhancements, from the recent expansion of Central Bank Center (convention center) and upgrades to Rupp Arena, the City Center Complex, Town Branch Commons Trail, the ever-evolving Distillery District, a new mixed-use facility in the East End called The MET, and the Town Branch Park, which is coming soon behind Rupp Arena.
Whether you’re coming here to live, work, start a business, or play, you’ll find Central Kentucky full of charm and hospitality. It’s an experience like no other, and you’ll find yourself wanting to come back again and again or perhaps you’ll just decide to stay.