Within the recently developed Regional Competitiveness Plan are three specific action items to help increase economic competitiveness for jobs within the Greater Lexington Region. Our region, like many others around the nation, is stronger when we compete together to move all our communities forward.
These key action items include:
Over the next several months, Commerce Lexington and the members of the Regional Leadership Council are focused on the following tactics to achieve the key action items above.
1. Updating the Regional Job Attraction Website (locateinlexington.com)
2. Increasing Engagement with Top Selectors
3. Hosting Economic Development Briefings with Key Regional Leaders
4. Key Sector Marketing and Engagement Strategies
The goal of the Regional Competitiveness Plan is to increase jobs, median wages and GDP in the region to at least the national average. Creating change in these areas would not only positively impact business and industry in terms of increased workforce and growth opportunities, but also local governments, schools, and residents through additional resources, services, housing, and greater quality of life amenities within the region. Continued collaboration among business, government and economic development leaders toward these common goals is essential to future regional economic success.