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The University of Kentucky Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) is a network of campus and community stakeholders who oversee UK’s economic development and business engagement activities. The mission of the EDC is to proactively grow economic prosperity in the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the areas of talent, innovation, place, partnership, and equitable economic development.

One of the primary functions of the EDC is to effectively communicate and coordinate the economic development efforts of the University of Kentucky. This platform serves as a tool for fulfilling this function. It is crucial to emphasize that the news featured here does not exclusively represent the work of the EDC, but rather highlights the contributions of various collaborators.

UK is a powerful economic engine for Kentucky. We educate and empower the next generation of citizens, provide research that influences community and policy development and collaborate with economic partners — all of which strengthen and shape a new future for both Lexington and the Commonwealth.

To learn more about the work of the EDC, please refer to our annual report. 

EDC Leadership

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Marilyn Clark
Equitable Economic Development Subcommittee Chair
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Melody Flowers
EDC Co-Chair
Kim Kluemper
Partnership Subcommittee Chair
Ian McClure
Innovation Subcommittee Chair
Melody Nall
Place Subcommittee Chair
Josh Taylor
Talent Subcommittee Chair
George Ward
EDC Chair