Host To Step Down From Arena Authority

One year after the opening of the KFC Yum Center, Louisville Arena Authority Chairman Jim Host is stepping down. Host is also chair of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM, which is the economic partnership between Louisville and Lexington. “I’m a glutton for punishment,” he jokes, saying that BEAM will consume most of his […]

Louisville-Lexington Partnership Board Named

The economic partnership between Louisville and Lexington will be led by a 21-member board of business executives, university presidents and economic development officials. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray named the board of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM, this afternoon. BEAM is meant to foster a regional economic around manufacturing. […]

BEAM Board Will Be Named Today

The partnership between Louisville and Lexington known as BEAM—the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement—will begin to take shape soon. This afternoon, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray will announce the BEAM board and lead the first board meeting. BEAM has a goal—to attract businesses and jobs to Kentucky, mostly in the manufacturing sector. […]

Mayors Discuss Super Region Study

The initial planning for a super region between Louisville and Lexington has begun. The Brookings Institution is helping the cities put together a plan for an economic partnership centered around manufacturing jobs. In particular, it will look at how best to lure more auto industry jobs to Louisville, Lexington or nearby cities. In the past, […]