The Business Side

Spotlighting issues affecting the bottom line in Central Kentucky.

Airbnb Biz Making Inroads In Lexington

Mar 18, 2019
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This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about a recent published story on Lexington's growing and innovative Airbnb market.

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This week on the Business Side the Lane Report's executive editor Mark Green talks all things hemp with WUKY's Alan Lytle.  Bottom line, no state is better prepared to capitalize on the legalization of industrial hemp as a cash crop.

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Commerce Lexington's 6th annual EMERGE Conference takes place on Tuesday March 12th at the Gatton Student Center on the UK Campus.  Amy Stout, director of Leadership Development Programs previews this year's gathering with WUKY's Alan Lytle.

Business Lexington

This week on the Business Side Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes and WUKY's Alan Lytle discuss the all new Cosmic Charlies in the growing North Limestone corridor and a new music festival coming this summer to Keeneland.

2018 was a very good year for VisitLex, the local convention and visitors bureau.  In fact they’ve just completed their Results for 2018 comprehensive report and WUKY's Alan Lytle discusses big takeaways with VisitLex President Mary Quinn Ramer.

UK Now

This Wednesday is the annual UK Economic Outlook Conference where leading experts address issues including the outlook for the local, state, and national economy, the financial markets and current topics of interest.  It’s presented by the Center for Business and Economic Research in the Gatton College of Business.  Jenny Minier, new director of CBER recently stopped by the WUKY studios to talk with Alan Lytle about this year's event.

Josh James

This week on the Business Side WUKY's Alan Lytle and Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes talk about the economic priorities outlined by new Mayor Linda Gorton in her first state of the city address.

Lane Report

Every January the Lane Report publishes a look-ahead of top business trends to keep our eyes on.  WUKY's Alan Lytle gets some of the highlights of this year's report from executive editor Mark Green in this week's edition of the Business Side.

Business Lexington

It’s the first edition of the Business Side for a brand new year.  WUKY's Alan Lytle talks with Business Lexington editor Tom Wilmes about Kentucky's economic opportunity with the now, federally legal industrial hemp, a new hype video commissioned by a consortium of high-profile Lexington companies, and an effort by a Cynthiana-based company to set a world record in head protection.

Kentucky Center for Economic Policy

Republican Governor Matt Bevin has touted his success in creating jobs and getting companies to invest in our state – while a new report from the left-leaning Kentucky Center for Economic Policy tamps down on that enthusiasm.  WUKY's Alan Lytle and Lane Report executive editor Mark Green attempt to sort out the competing narratives.