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Lexington, KY

Lexington, KY, known as the “Horse capital of the world,” is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region.  Lexington is the home of the headquarters of major companies such a: Alltech, Big Ass Solutions, Forcht Group of Kentucky, Lexmark, Rhino, Tempur-Pedic, and Valvoline.  Amazon, IBM, and Xerox also have large operations in the area.  Combine the major corporate impact with a highly educated population (41.6% of Lexington’s population holds a bachelors degree or higher). And you have a recipe for long lasting sustainability.  The University of Kentucky is located in downtown Lexington and is home to close to 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students.  This youthful population continues to reinforce the growth of Lexington, KY.

11th in the Nation
Among cities with 300,000+ pop.
Bachelors Degree
-Census Bureau, 2015

Unemployment Rate
– Labor Market Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics Program, Aug. 2016

Median Househould Income
-American Community Survey,
U.S Census Bureau, 2015

8th in the Nation
Among cities with 300,000+ pop.
Advanced Degree
-Census Bureau, 2015

Commerce Lexington –
2016 Chamber of the Year
– ACCE – Category 4

Average Annual Wage (all occupations)
– U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2015