Commerce Lexington Inc.

Commerce Lexington Economic Development represents an 8 county region located in Central Kentucky. Our region includes the Lexington-Fayette MSA plus Franklin County and Madison County. Lexington, Kentucky is the economic and cultural hub for the area.
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Ryan Kaffenberger
Executive Vice President

330 E Main St
Lexington, KY 40507

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    Lexington, KY: Dreamers, Visionaries, Mavericks Welcome

University of Kentucky Advanced Science and Technology Center

To help foster innovation, the University of Kentucky opened the Advanced Science & Technology Commercialization Center, better known as ASTeCC, in 1994. ASTeCC is UK's premier business incubator and also provides a central location for the programs and services offered by the Office for Commercialization & Economic Development, including leasing space in ASTeCC, intellectual property protection, commercialization and licensing, university-industry partnerships, and the Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship. Thirty-five new companies have "graduated" from ASTeCC.

Awesome Inc.

Awesome Inc. exist to create and grow high tech startups. We do this by hosting community events, leading technology education courses and offering a shared workspace environment.

Lexington Innovation Office

The Lexington Innovation Office is focused on the development of innovation-driven, technology based, companies in Kentucky. The Lexington Innovation Office was established in 2001. The office possesses the depth and breadth of knowledge needed to help technology companies through preliminary business assessment, business development and, ultimately, capitalization.