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Louisville Ky part of regional plan to bring in foreign business

BEAM Selected to Develop Regional Plan to Attract Foreign Direct Investment as Part of the Global Cities Initiative Plan will strengthen region’s global economic connections and competitiveness LOUISVILLE, KY (February 9, 2016) – Today, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) has been selected to develop a regional plan to attract and leverage foreign direct investment, building off its existing BEAM Regional Economic Growth Plan,as part of the Global Cities Initiative, a joint project of the Brookings Institution and JPMorgan Chase. The BEAM region, 22 counties that include and surround Louisville and Lexington, will join Charleston,…

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Skepticism Abounds for the Ville/Lex Partnership

Today the newly-formed Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement named a 21-member board consisting of a lot of important people from Lexington and Louisville business circles. BEAM, as its known, is going to do something to bring jobs and companies and goodies and happiness between the cities of Louisville and Lexington. Mayors Jim Gray and Greg Fischer are on board. A couple of foundations have even put up money for it, and the Metro Council has passed a resolution supporting BEAM.  Heck, there’s a Facebook group with 488 members. Who wouldn’t want to be involved in bringing more business to the two…