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LouisvilleKY announces global trade plans

Mayors Fischer and Gray announce BEAM region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan; receive $220,000 grant Louisville, KY., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today joined area business officials to announce the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan. The plan released today outlines key findings on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region. It proposes strategies and accompanying action items to guide cultivation of future FDI, which fosters world-class industry clusters and high quality jobs. Key focus areas include: Harness business retention and expansion efforts for best merger and acquisition outcomes among…


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Louisville Ky and Kentucky exports report record breaking growth

2015 Kentucky exports totaled more than $28 billion LOUISVILLE, KY (April 6, 2016) – Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) region has significantly contributed to Kentucky’s five straight years of record-breaking growth. BEAM accounts for over half of Kentucky’s exports, which totaled more than $28 billion in 2015. “Seeing year over year of record-breaking growth is a true testament to our commitment to building export capacity and activity among our region’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs),” said Fischer. “Our SMEs are a valuable part of the state and regional economy. The continued export development…