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

Small Business Economic Recovery Program

Following the success of last year’s Economic Stimulus Grant Program created by the City of Lexington, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council has approved a second round of funds for the Small Business Economic Recovery Program. Commerce Lexington Inc. has been contracted to manage the program through the framework of its existing Access Loan small business financing program. 

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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.

Lexington Employment Sector Study


Lexington feels like home.