Why Lexington, Kentucky?
Lexington isn’t just horses and bourbon. We’re also a central location for technology, innovation, research and science. Brilliant minds from across the country and across the world come to Lexington to learn, collaborate, and develop world-changing ideas.
STEM in Lexington
We’re home to UK, with its Colleges of Engineering, Arts & Sciences, Communication & Information, and the Gatton College of Business and Economics, as well as Bluegrass Community & Technical College.
The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) investigates energy technologies to improve the environment, contributing to policies related to fossil and renewable energy.
This research hotbed on the north side of town is home to over 50 organizations with more than 2,250 employees working in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, equine health, and a variety of other sectors.
Lexington’s Gig Project brought a $70 million fiber-optic network to the city, making us the largest gigabit city in the country and expanding high-speed internet access across town.
With so many colleges/universities in the area, it’s not surprising that we have one of the most educated workforces in America: #8 in the country for total number of people with an advanced degree.
Lexington continues to attract research-based startups, advanced-technology industries, professional services, and corporations. With our central location and educated workforce, it’s easy to see why.
“Top 25 High-Tech Hotspots by The Atlantic Cities (#17)”
- Commerce Lexington
“#4 Top Potential Tech Growth Centers”
- Brookings Institute – 2019
“#19 States Leading the Charge on Renewable Energy”
- SmartAsset 2019
Lexington is home to some pretty smart folks. Get in touch to see how one of our local experts in STEM can help make your meeting a big hit.
Professor - Chemical & Materials Engineering, College of Engineering, University of Kentucky
Area of Focus - Polymeric Membrane Materials for Water Treatment and Water Reuse Operations https://www.engr.uky.edu/~iescobar/
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