BEAM Initiative Beam Initiative Gets Financial Boost By Karyn Czar • Dec 17, 2013 The regional advanced manufacturing initiative between Louisville and Lexington received a financial boost on Tuesday. BEAM Project This Week On Bizlexchat By Alan Lytle & Erik Carlson & Business Lexington • Dec 2, 2013 bizlex.com In this week's bizlexchat Business Lexington editor Erik Carlson discusses the latest on the advanced manufacturing initiative known as BEAM. Ky. Vehicle Exports Up Significantly In 2013 By Associated Press • Nov 27, 2013 photo provided Vehicle exports from Kentucky were up 43 percent through the first nine months of the year, setting a state record. Mayors Urge Ky. To Boost Number Of Engineering Graduates By Associated Press • Nov 26, 2013 The mayors of Kentucky's two largest cities made a pitch Monday to increase the number of homegrown engineers. Louisville Ford Plant To Make New Lincoln Vehicle By Associated Press • Nov 13, 2013 photo provided A regional collaboration between Lexington and Louisville appears to be paying off. The Ford Assembly plant in Louisville will make Lincoln MKC's.