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LG&E and KU listed among Top 20 U.S. utilities for corporate facility investment, job creation

Site Selection Magazine, an international publication focused on economic development, has named Louisville Gas and Electric and Kentucky Utilities Company among an elite group of the Top 20 utilities in the United States for corporate facility investment and job creation in 2019. The evaluation included a field of approximately 3,300 electric utilities across the country. Eileen Saunders “It’s...

New Urbanism and Louisville as a Microsoft regional hub for AI, Internet of Things, data science

By Adam Bruns Site Selection Magazine Among the topics at the 27th annual Congress for the New Urbanism in mid-June in Louisville, Kentucky was a panel discussion on “How Smart Do Cities Really Need to Be, and Does Being Smart Really Make Cents?” The timing couldn’t have been better, as Microsoft on June 7 announced that Louisville will become a Microsoft regional hub for artificial intelligence,...

Danville area on Governor’s Cup Top-10 Micropolitan list for attracting economic development projects

Boyle and Lincoln counties have yet again landed a spot in the top-10 “micropolitan” areas for economic development in the U.S., according to the 2017 “Governor’s Cup” rankings published by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development publication. 
The Danville Advocate-Messenger reported that Site Selection ranked the “Danville Micropolitan Area” 10th in the nation for attracting...

Kentucky places second in Site Selection magazine for 2016 economic development success

Kentucky placed second nationally in economic development projects per capita last year and first in the South Central region according to Site Selection magazine, Gov. Matt Bevin announced. The rankings – part of Site Selection’s annual Governor’s Cup awards – make 2016 the third consecutive year Kentucky has placed first or second in the per-capita competition. Numerous Kentucky metropolitan...

Danville earns its highest ranking among the top performing micropolitans for economic development

The Danville Micropolitan Area is once again being recognized for its economic development success. The Danville Micropolitan Area was named by SITE Selection magazine as one of the top-performing micropolitan areas in the country for new and expanded business and industry projects in 2015. The Danville Micropolitan Area, which includes Boyle and Lincoln counties, earned its highest ranking in the...

Kentucky’s business climate ranks third nationally in Site Selection magazine report; up from 8th place

A succession of expanding businesses, new facility openings, thousands of jobs added and dedicated efforts by economic developers statewide helped Kentucky place third nationally in the 2015 Business Climate Ranking by Site Selection magazine, Gov. Steve Beshear’s office announced today. Kentucky leapt from eighth place last year – the largest increase of any state in the 2015 Ranking – to...

Beshear celebrates ‘national championship’ of economic development, tips hat to Lexington

  Joined by community officials, Gov. Steve Beshear stopped in at Xerox in Lexington today to show off yet another addition to the state’s trophy case: the Governor’s Cup from Site Selection magazine. The award is presented each year to the top state for economic development projects per capita.   “When the University of Kentucky Wildcats won the men’s basketball national...

Magazine says Kentucky in a league of its own, awards ‘Cup’ for 2014 industry activity

The nation appears to be taking notice of Kentucky’s economic development efforts. The state placed first nationally in Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup rankings for new and expanded industry activity per capita in 2014.   Site Selection editor Mark Arend presented the Governor’s Cup trophy to Gov. Steve Beshear at a ceremony today at the state capitol in Frankfort.   “Kentucky...

2013 Review: Who says we’re disconnected from government? Readers indicate otherwise

Everyone, some folks believe, complains about “government.” But our readers vote with their eyes, and our numbers show great interest in the affairs of state. KyForward’s government coverage is a little different from most, however, as we stick to the facts, straight-forward – and we are diligent about the sources of our aggregated content and keeping our opinions out of our original...

Rep. Mike Denham: Despite progress, no time for complacency in workforce development

Whenever corporate leaders scout for locations to expand or relocate their business, they consider such obvious things as infrastructure, government incentives, taxes and the cost to build.   Above all else, though, they look at the quality of the local workforce, according to annual surveys done by Site Selection magazine, a national trade publication that tracks economic development.   Fortunately,...