PetFirst Acquisition by MetLife Highlights Fast-Growing Sector

Jeffersonville-based pet insurer PetFirst covers dogs and cats across the country. PetFirst’s acquisition by insurance giant MetLife signals continued strength in the growing pet insurance industry.

Logistics firm plans new, larger headquarters in Florence

LeanCor Supply Chain Group LLC plans to add 53 full-time jobs in Northern Kentucky while investing $4.4 million in moving its headquarters to a larger office building in Boone County.

Workshop connects business and arts to strengthen communities

The Kentucky Arts Council has teamed with the Berea College to help bring together the business and arts communities with a development workshop, AIR Shift.

Community Ventures awarded $749,000 to issue loans to small businesses

Community Ventures received $749,000 for a new loan program that will provide much needed business loans to small business owners and entrepreneurs throughout Kentucky.

Lexington has $200,000 available for workforce grants

Lexington is now accepting applications for grants designed to support businesses in Fayette County that offer job training and certifications to promote economic development activity.

$24M grant will support advancement of manufacturing technologies

The $24 million grant will support the fundamental science needed to advance next generation manufacturing technologies, flexible electronics and robotics.

Luckett & Farley designing tiny home community for homeless veterans

Luckett & Farley has partnered with the Veteran’s Club to design a tiny home community, called Camp Restoration, to help house homeless veterans.

New Kentucky Chamber CEO Ashli Watts Highlights Infrastructure Needs

Business First talked with the new Kentucky Chamber CEO Ashli Watts on her work to date and what’s ahead. Infrastructure improvements topped her list.

University of Kentucky Makes Significant Progress on Major P3

UK has made major headway on the The Winslow Project, a transformative town-gown real-estate deal to secure major retail and parking options for campus.

Louisville Water Company Working with Itron to Improve Operational Efficiency

Itron, Inc. is partnerting with Louisville Water Company to modernize the water usage data collection process and even offer analytics to detect leaks.