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UK Cooperative Extension, Economic Development Collaborative host Kentucky 4-H Entrepreneur Workshop

Lexington, Ky.— On March 28th, the UK Cooperative Extension Service and the UK Economic Development Collaborative partnered to host a Kentucky 4-H Entrepreneur Workshop at the UK Cornerstone. Led by Mike Meyer, Associate Program Leader for Kentucky 4-H, and Melody Flowers, Assistant Vice President for Economic Development and Real Estate, the workshop aimed to empower Kentucky youth in entrepreneurship.

Walmart & University of Kentucky partner for Lunch and Learn event

LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky’s Stuckert Career Center and the Office of Business Engagement partnered with Walmart to host a 'lunch & learn' session aimed at providing UK staff with insights into career opportunities within the company. The event was held at the Gatton Student Center on Tuesday, March 28th.

Turner-UK Construction Diversity Accelerator launches cohort 3

The Turner-UK Construction Diversity Accelerator (CDA) welcomed cohort three in March with an opening reception at the UK Cornerstone. This year’s cohort has 20 businesses located across Kentucky. The program is a partnership between Turner Construction, the University of Kentucky, and the Kentucky Apex Accelerator.

UK Economic Development Leader Melody Flowers Elected to the University Economic Development Association Board

UK Assistant Vice President for Economic Development and Real Estate and Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) Co-Chair, Melody Flowers, has been elected to the Board of Directors for the University Economic Development Association (UEDA). UEDA is a group of over 160 organizations, comprising economic development professionals committed to expanding economic opportunities in their communities. Their focus includes leveraging talent, innovation, and place, recognizing the interconnectedness of these elements.

Economic Development Collaborative publishes annual report

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2024) — The Economic Development Collaborative (EDC), a network of campus and community stakeholders who oversee the University of Kentucky's economic development and business engagement activities, has recently published their 2023 annual report.

UK launches OneUK, an innovative holistic business engagement program for strategic partnerships

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 17, 2024) — The University of Kentucky has launched OneUK, a holistic business engagement program aimed at deepening relationships with strategic industry partners. OneUK marks a significant milestone in the university's commitment to fostering long-term collaborations that drive mutual benefits and maximize impact.

UK creates Economic Inclusion Marketplace to support diverse suppliers, local businesses

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Jan. 10, 2024) — As part of the University of Kentucky’s strategic plan to advance the interests of the Commonwealth , UK formed an Economic Inclusion Program.

UK Economic Development Collaborative to host 'State of the EDC' Dec. 14

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 6, 2023) — The University of Kentucky Economic Development Collaborative (EDC) will host its fourth annual State of the EDC from 1-2:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14, in Woodward Hall (Room 307) in the Gatton College of Business and Economics. The event will also be livestreamed here.

UK receives Innovation & Economic Prosperity University designation from APLU

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 15, 2023) —In recognition of its strong commitment to economic engagement, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU), one of the nation’s top higher education associations, has designated the University of Kentucky as an Innovation & Economic Prosperity (IEP) University. This designation was formally accepted on behalf of the university by the Associate for Economic Development and Real Estate, George Ward, at the annual meeting of the APLU’s awards ceremony.

Groundbreaking ceremony held for UK Health Education Building

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2023) — A ceremonial groundbreaking was held Friday for the largest academic building in the history of the University of Kentucky.

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