Lexington Economic Partnership 

Come experience the heartbeat of the bluegrass in Lexington, the birthplace of the international bourbon industry and the Horse Capitol of the World.

As the home of some of the world's most recognizable corporations, Lexington makes sure residents have the opportunity to compete for good jobs.

With the University of Kentucky and Transylvania University, two world-class universities, in the heart of our city, students are preparing for any job in any role.

Families can embrace local tradition and international diversity through annual festivals, cultural activities, cuisine, live entertainment, local shops, farmer's markets, parks, and more.

#3 Safest City in America
- Safewise
#3 Best City with the Highest Salaries and Lowest Cost of Living
- GoBankingsRates.com
41% of the Population has a Bachelor's Degree or Higher
- U.S. Census Bureau
#3 Best City to Raise a Family
- Zumper.com
A Top 10 Best Big City to Live In
- Money Magazine
#6 Best City for New College Grads
– Smart Asset
#11 Best City for First-Time Homebuyers
– Smart Asset
#10 Best City Work-Life Balance
– Smart Asset
Top 50 Foodie Towns in the United States
– The Daily Meal
Top 12 Destinations for a Nature Immersion Getaway
– Luxury Travel Magazine

Lexington Public Infrastructure Program

The local infrastructure incentive program provides privately funded projects within the Lexington Urban Service Boundary funding for public infrastructure. This furthers the mission of infill and redevelopment.

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Lexington Employment Report

In June 2021, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) commissioned the University of Kentucky’s Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) to study several issues related to Lexington’s employment and workforce. LFUCG had four main objectives:

  1. Analyze Lexington’s employment trends.
  2. Assess its workforce characteristics and challenges.
  3. Examine migration, commuting, and remote work trends.
  4. Analyze the economic impact of hypothetical expansions in several of Lexington’s main industrial sectors.

This report is organized into four chapters.

2024 Lexington Employment Sector Study

2024 Presentation

2022 Lexington Employment Sector Study

2022 Presentation

Lexington feels like home.