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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of this year's Alltech ONE Ideas Conference from company representative Susanna Elliott.

Lexington Downtown Development Authority

This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Alan Stein of the Stein Group.  He's just been named interim chief executive of the new Downtown Lexington Partnership; the result of the announced merger of the Downtown Lexington Corporation, which hosts things like Thursday Night Live and the city's Fourth of July Festival, and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority, which handles major development issues like the renovation of the Old Courthouse and Town Branch Commons.  Stein discusses the rationale and timetable for the new umbrella organization.

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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Lael Brainard, a Federal Reserve Governor who recently met with community development leaders in Eastern Kentucky including Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development, also known as MACED, the Brushy Fork Institute, Berea College, as well as the Greater Clark Foundation in Winchester.  Brainard also shares her observations after visiting several innovative sites across the region.   She'll take those observations back to Washington to inform the Fed's monetary, supervisory, and regulatory policies.

Bourbon Makers Encouraging Consumers To Try Rye - And More Spirits News

May 1, 2017
The Bourbon Review

This week on the Business Side Justin Thompson of the Bourbon Review discusses the expansion of rye whiskey in the world of spirits.  Plus news on a limited edition of Old Rip Van Winkle hitting the shelves soon!

Summit At Fritz Farm Readies For Its Grand Opening

Apr 24, 2017
Bayer Properties

This week on the Business Side Brennan Fielder talks with Lindsay Bayer-Shipp, creative director and brand strategist at Bayer Properties, the Alabama-based developer set to debut the Summit at Fritz Farm, a sprawling new retail and dining complex on Nicholasville Road at Man O War Boulevard in the shadow of Fayette Mall.  The grand opening event is Thursday April 27th.

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Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green talks with Alan Lytle about the $1.33 B retrofit at Toyota's Georgetown plant, Amazon's $1.5 B investment in Northern Kentucky, and a potential billion dollar announcement coming soon in Eastern Kentucky.

Hemp Pilot Project Heading Into Fourth Planting Season

Apr 10, 2017
Smiley Pete Publishing

This week on the Business Side Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about Kentucky's industrial hemp pilot project, which is about to go into its fourth planting season, and the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Will Town Branch Commons Be The Predicted "Game Changer?"

Apr 3, 2017
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This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss the upcoming Town Branch Commons Project and Lexington's new Community Spirit Flag featuring a now familiar Blue Horse.

Report Finds Lexington Will Need 22,000 Additional Housing Units In Next 10 Years

Mar 20, 2017
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This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss a new report showing Lexington will need to build 22,000 homes over the next decade.  It's just the latest rosy picture coming from the housing industry.

Lexington Non Profits Committed To Green Growth

Mar 13, 2017
UK College of Agriculture

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington managing editor David Nichols about Food Chain and Seedleaf; two local non-profit groups committed to sustainability from the ground up.

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