Most Active Stories
- Thank you for coming to the latest WUKY Phoenix Friday... Up next... August 22.
- Fresh Housing Numbers, New Eatery On Richmond Road, & West Sixth News On BizLexChat
- Join WUKY And NPR For The 2014 Newport Folk Festival
- Robert Plant "lullaby and … The Ceaseless Roar"
- Pop Bottle Bombs Found At Area High Schools, Student Activities Canceled
Mon June 11, 2012
BEAM Looks To Help Local Businesses Export
FRANKFORT, Ky. - Kentucky’s two largest cities are looking to help businesses expand their markets.
Louisville and Lexington have formed a business partnership called the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, or BEAM. On Monday, BEAM officials announced plans for an export service for businesses in each city and along Interstate 64 between them.
“Part of this initiative is to physically reach out to companies, almost sort of hold their hand and say this is how you export," says Louisville mayor's spokesman Chris Ponyter. "It will have many components. We will be connecting companies to foreign buyers, we’ll be connecting companies to foreign export finance program,” he says.
The export imitative is coming from Louisville’s Innovation Delivery Team, which is funded with a grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies.