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Kinetic Breaks Ground on Coldstream Research Campus

LEXINGTON, KY., – Kinetic by Windstream broke ground on its new regional headquarters located on the Coldstream Research campus. When complete, the building will support operations across the company’s 18-state footprint. Kinetic executives were joined by local dignitaries including Congressman Andy Barr; Ashli Watts, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber; Bob Quick, president and CEO of Commerce Lexington; and Eli Capilouto, President of the University of Kentucky.

Securing a Career in Cyber Security: UKY EDC and Security Advisor Alliance Partner for CyberSecurity Careers Workshop

On Tueday March 1st, the  Security Advisor Alliance and UK Economic Development Collaborative (EDC)  hosted a Cyber Security Careers Workshop for students interested in pursuing a career in the field. The event took place in the Cornerstone Building. 

UK True Lean Program Connects Local Chick-fil-A to an Innovative System

In 1992, before there was a drive-thru in Lexington to quickly grab an order of waffle fries, Jeff Stryker became the CFA operator at the Fayette Mall Chick-fil-A. “There were no free-standing restaurants at the time, and hours were only from 10-9,” Stryker recalled.

Cintas: Cultivating a Sustainable Leadership Pipeline

When people think of Cintas, they may envision khaki pants, fire extinguishers, or first aid boxes. When Kara Howard and Phil Blandford, long-term employees, think of the company, they feel an overwhelming sense of familial empowerment. “When I go into a location, I feel warmth,” said Howard. “There is a drive, a will to win, and to lift everyone up and elevate each other. There are so many opportunities for development that no one is clamoring another to get ahead.”

UEDA Recognizes 2 UK Initiatives for ‘Best Practices in Economic Engagement’

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2020) — Two innovative University of Kentucky programs have received Awards of Excellence from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) for “transforming their campuses into engines of economic prosperity through leading edge initiatives.”

Blog by Eric Monday, UK EVPFA, on Innovation Corridor

Last Friday, we presented to our Board of Trustees our vision to transform a critical entrance to our campus, make critical progress on our Transport

UK Board Approves Lease Between Coldstream, Cityscape to Develop Residential Village

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 5, 2020) — Today, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees authorized the UK Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration to negotiate and execute a ground lease with Cityscape Residential, LCC, a real estate development and construction firm.

UK Center Projects Slower but Continued Economic Growth in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 12, 2020) — Noting that prosperity is increasingly tied to place and preparation, the Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) — the applied economic research branch of the Gatton College of Business and Economics at the University of Kentucky — released its 48th Kentucky Annual Economic Report today.

UK CEDIK Director Named Research Leader by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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hireblue Fall Career Fairs Offer Career Connections for All UK Students

(originally published in UKnow:  LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 17, 2019) — Next week the University of Kentucky will welcome more than 200 employers to campus for the hireblue Fall Career Fairs, taking place from noon to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, in the Gatton Student Center ballrooms.

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