The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

Theresa Stanley - Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington managing editor Tom Wilmes discuss the recent groundbreaking of a LaRosa's Pizza - Skyline Chili tandem operation on Richmond Road, plus some major changes coming to the National Avenue Corridor, and a preview of the new and expanded Marikka's on Southland Drive.

KCTCS

24/7 Wall Street recently ranked Kentucky as the fifth least business friendly state due in large part to an undereducated work force.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle gets reaction from Dr. Jay Box, president of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.  Dr. Box also shares the results of a recent system-wide economic impact study.

Lane Report

Last week President Trump made good on his promise to impose tariff hikes on imported steel and aluminum and now economists are speculating that some countries will retaliate with higher duties on American products like Harley Davidson Motorcycles and Kentucky Bourbon.  This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss how the state's steel, aluminum, and bourbon sectors could be affected.

pixabay.com

Kentucky is ranked as the fifth least business friendly state in 24/7 Wall Street's annual Best and Worst States for Business report.  This week on the Business Side we talk to editor Doug McIntire to find out why.  The chief reason should come as no surprise.

UK Athletics

Millions of dollars flow through the Rupp Arena corridor and this week there's news that might affect that stream.  WUKY's Alan Lytle discusses the latest developments with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes.

Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes discuss the idea behind "The Venue," a burgeoning shopping complex at Nicholasville Road and Malibu Drive.  There's also news about a food staple in the Kenwick neighborhood.

Economists Projecting A Slowdown In 2018

Feb 12, 2018
UK Now

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report Executive Editor Mark Green discuss the big takeaway from the annual Kentucky Economic Outlook Conference.  Hint: It'll be more brake tapping than pedal to the metal.

UK Public Relations

Will the bullish stock market of the past year continue throughout the rest of 2018? Is the outlook positive or negative for Kentucky’s economy? What impacts will the newly enacted federal tax policy have on government spending? Questions like these and many more will be addressed by a panel of experts on Tuesday, Feb. 6, as the University of Kentucky hosts the 29th annual Economic Outlook Conference.  Chris Bollinger, director of the Center For Business and Economic Research is our guest this week on the Business Side.

Josh James

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Jamie Clark with the Kentucky Solar Energy Society about the Trump Administration's announced 30% tariff on imported solar equipment, and a controversial bill making its way through the legislature.  He says if it passes it'll be adding insult to injury.

A project manager for Town Branch Commons; the $35 M planned construction of a bike and pedestrian pathway through downtown Lexington linking the Legacy and Town Branch trails, has told members of the urban county council that the project is over budget.  Brandi Peach says in addition to increasing construction costs, negotiating with some property owners has become a challenge.

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