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Bluegrass Business Development Partnership:

The Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP) is a one-stop, super-service provider linking you with our team of business development specialists from local government, Commerce Lexington Inc., and the University of Kentucky. The BBDP is located in the heart of downtown Lexington, Kentucky, at the corner of East Main and Rose streets.


University of Kentucky The University of Kentucky Office for Commercialization & Economic Development is charged with growing Kentucky’s economy and creating jobs through the commercialization of UK research, R&D partnerships with business and industry, and the development of new and existing companies. UKCED takes a leadership role in statewide economic development initiatives and collaborates with a large network of local, state, regional, federal, and private partners. UKCED advances the university’s role as Kentucky’s flagship institution and a catalyst for economic growth.

Commerce Lexington Commerce Lexington Inc, is a nonprofit public-private economic development partnership representing the Lexington MSA. At Commerce Lexington Inc., everything we do is aimed at helping business owners succeed by equipping them with the tools they need to grow or expand their business. Equally important for us is to assist the area’s existing businesses & start-ups, while seeking to attract new business and new jobs to the area. Find out how we can help you today!

LFUCGIn 1974, the governments of the city of Lexington and Fayette County, Kentucky, combined to create the current Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, often abbreviated LFUCG. Lexington has an elected mayor and city council-style of government.  The Chief Development Officer, in the Mayor’s office, is responsible for economic development in Lexington.  The Mayor’s office works closely with Commerce Lexington’s economic development division, as well as the University of Kentucky’s Office of Commercialization and Economic Development, to promote and facilitate economic development efforts for the city.