The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

A Different Kind Of Development To Take Shape Along Midland Avenue

Aug 24, 2015
Community Ventures Corporation

This week on the Business Side we talk with Lane Report managing editor Mark Green about an effort underway to transform a once important corridor of downtown Lexington.  Community Ventures Corporation is tearing down a row of buildings along Midland Avenue.  In its place will go several new mixed use buildings that will include up to one hundred units of affordable housing.

New Life For CentrePointe-New Name Too, This Week On The Business Side

Aug 17, 2015
Tom Godell / WUKY

This week on the Business Side we discuss the new developers in charge of taking over the troubled CentrePointe project in the heart of downtown Lexington.  Mark Green of the Lane Report has done some digging on Bridgeton Holdings and shares his findings.

The Business Side Of A Highly Trained Workforce

Aug 10, 2015

This week on the Business Side we discuss a recent Kentucky Chamber of Commerce survey on workforce readiness.  Mark Green is the managing editor of the Lane Report Business Magazine.

This week on the Business Side we talk with Dave Adkisson, president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce about the statewide Business Summit taking place Monday and Tuesday in Louisville.  Among the topics up for discussion are public pensions, manufacturing, higher education standards, the power of coal, and developing the workforce of tomorrow.  The Keynote speech will be delivered by former Meet The Press host David Gregory.  Additional information on the summit is available here.

Commerce Lexington

This week on the Business Side Josh James interviews Bob Babbage who recently took part in the Central Kentucky Regional Public Policy Group's Fly-In on Capitol Hill.  Sponsored by Commerce Lexington, the group meets with every member of the Kentucky Congressional delegation, discusses regional priorities, and gets feedback from lawmakers.

New Report Highlights Strength In Lexington Job Creation

Jun 28, 2015
Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

This week on The Business Side Alan Lytle and the Lane Report's Mark Green discuss a new economic report released by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.  Among the findings, Lexington, Louisville, and Bowling Green continue to outperform the nation in the rate of job creation.

Josh James / WUKY

Our guest this week on the Business Side is Adam Watson, hemp pilot program coordinator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture.

The Business Side Of Film & TV Incentives In Kentucky

Jun 15, 2015

This week on The Business Side we talk about Kentucky's beefed up tax incentive package designed to attract more film and television production to the state. 


This week on The Business Side Alan talks with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer about the bureau's not so secret strategy to attract tourists to Central Kentucky.

This week on The Business Side we discuss the North Limestone Community Development Project involving neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing, and the first live-work community in Lexington.