The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

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
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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.

Lexington Fayette Urban County Govt.

This week on the Business Side we talk with Mattie Morton, administrator for Lexington's Summer Youth Job Training Program. It’s a public-private partnership that provides real-world job experience to students between the ages of 14 and 17 by pairing them up to work for local employers.

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Kentucky is home to the oldest statewide downtown economic revitalization program in the nation.  In 2016 its 39 participating communities contributed $110M to the state economy; a sharp increase over 2015's $76M. Program Administrator Kitty Dougoud is the guest on this week's The Business Side.

Country Boy Georgetown, Corto y Lima, And More On The Business Side

Feb 20, 2017
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We talk with Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols about Country Boy Brewing's new operation in Georgetown, Chef Jonathan Lundy's new Corta  y Lima on Short Street, and lament the closing of the once popular Table 310 which closed for good on Valentine's Day.

One Big Takeaway From UK Econ Conference, Bourbon Impact Study Released

Feb 13, 2017
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This week on the Business Side, WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss UK's 2017 Economic Outlook Conference and the Kentucky Distillers' Association's new study on the economic impact of Kentucky's bourbon industry.

Crystal Balling Our Economic Future

Feb 6, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets a preview of Tuesday's Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference in Lexington from Chris Bollinger, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research in UK's Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Kentucky Distillers Association

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Adam Johnson, director of the Kentucky Distillers Association's Kentucky Bourbon Trail and Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.  In 2016 the KDA reports that a record one million plus guests visited participating distilleries.

Goodfellas, Dads Favorites, And Chocolate Holler Hold Promise For Food & Beverage Devotees

Jan 23, 2017
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington Managing Editor David Nichols discuss three new additions to Lexington's Food and Spirit landscape:  Goodfellas Distillery and Pizzeria, Dads Favorites Deli Inside Blue Stallion Brewery, and Chocolate Holler opening soon next to Wines On Vine.

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