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Tag: Research

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Equine Industry a Leading Sector in Central Kentucky

Our irreplaceable Bluegrass assets–the prime soils and farmland that surround Lexington–significantly impact not only our quality of life, but serve as an important economic engine in our community. Research shows that in Fayette County alone, agriculture has a $2.3 billion economic impact. In addition, 1 in 12 jobs in Fayette County are supported by agriculture....

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Citizens’ Planning Academy 2019 Resources

Citizens’ Planning Academy is a free, four-week program that educates participants about the importance of land-use planning and its relationship to economic development, the environment, and quality-of-life issues in our community.

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Lexington Quickly Becoming a Travel and Tourism City

A recent study released by the Kentucky Cabinet of Tourism, Arts, and Heritage found total expenditures attributable to travel and tourism in Fayette County in 2017 to be $2,082,039,640. This total represents an increase in expenditures of over $3.3 million from 2016. Additionally, Lexington’s tourism industry supported 15,393 jobs in 2017. Lexington’s numbers were second...

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City’s Greenspace Survey Confirms Lexingtonians Value Greenspaces, Farmland

As part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update, the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government conducted a survey to assess the community’s attitudes about greenspaces. Highlights from the Survey include the following: 72% of respondents favor no expansion of the Urban Services Boundary; 12% favor expansion; 16% don’t know 81% of respondents support using public funds to...

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Implications of Shifting Demographics on Housing Needs

Fayette Alliance partnered with other community stakeholders and the Lexington-Fayette Urban County government to commission a housing market demand study as part of the 2018 Comprehensive Plan update. To plan responsibly for our future growth, it is important to understand recent trends and demographic projections. The study projected our housing needs for the ten-year period...

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Study Finds Ag Cluster has $2.3 Billion Annual Economic Impact in Fayette County

Agricultural Impact Study On Fayette County Economy Released By UK College Of Agriculture, Food, and Environment A new study was released yesterday that underscores the vital role agriculture plays in Fayette County’s economy. It updates the findings of the 2012 landmark study “The Influence of the Agricultural Cluster on the Fayette County Economy.” The study...

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Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available for Development and Redevelopment

Underutilized Property Study Reveals Over 17,000 Acres Available For Development And Redevelopment Inside Fayette County’s Current Urban Services Boundary Recently, we commissioned nationally-respected firm Lord Aeck Sargent to complete an assessment and analysis of properties within the Urban Services Boundary (USB) of Fayette County. They examined all property within the existing USB and analyzed its possible...

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Status of Lexington’s Tree Canopy

  On February 20, 2014 LUFCG released its Urban Tree Canopy Assessment. It shows that our current tree canopy covers 24.56% of Lexington’s urban core. This number has increased 5% over the last 18 years. Data analysis shows that the existing urban tree canopy provides an estimated $30.6 million in savings to our community. Despite...

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