Attendees to listen, learn from leaders in other cities
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 12, 2014) — Coming off an informative and successful trip in and around the Louisville Region last year, a Bluegrass delegation of more than 40 people will participate in the 2014Kentucky Regional Tour presented by Morgan & Pottinger Nov. 13-14. This two-day bus tour will highlight some of Kentucky’s key features in the northern Kentucky region of the commonwealth.
In 2009, Commerce Lexington Inc. revived a long-ago tradition of visiting other areas of Kentucky when two busloads of political and business leaders from the Bluegrass Region toured Eastern Kentucky. The intention of what has now become the annual Kentucky Regional Tour is to listen and learn from the leaders in each of the cities and locations visited.
“These trips are not only great educational opportunities for us, but also enable us to better understand the challenges, build stronger relationships, and explore collaborative possibilities within the region,” Commerce Lexington Inc. Board Chair Ken Sagan of Stites and Harbison said. “People don’t always realize how connected different parts of the state truly are, but things like economic development, job creation, and public policy impact everyone in the Commonwealth.”
The first stop of the tour is at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Kentucky Inc., where attendees will hear about the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, before heading north to Northern Kentucky University for lunch and a tour of the university’s College of Informatics. The tour will then tour Newport on the Levee to hear about its impact on the region. The group will have dinner and a program at Riff Distillery, the newest addition to the Kentucky Bourbon Trail Craft Tour.
Day two of the regional tour will begin at the Metropolitan Club with a panel discussion, followed by tours of the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park, Mazak Corporation, and Kentucky Speedway. The trip will wrap up with lunch and sessions at Elk Creek Vineyards, which is Kentucky’s largest winery.
The group is scheduled to depart from the Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa (1800 Newtown Pike) at approximately 8:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13, returning to Lexington by about 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 14.