Open to Opportunity

Building a Future for Everyone

Lexington has changed over the years, but has a long-held identity as a place that welcomes new opportunities while keeping its traditions close. As we continue to evolve, it is important to remember that the lifeblood of our community has and always will be our people, and the jobs that support them.

The numbers show that Lexington is losing job volume every year, replacing our numerous job opportunities with fewer high-paid positions, giving the illusion of steady growth. This trend can not continue forever, and if Lexington is going to remain a place for our families to both live and work, we must leverage our current assets to invest in local business, attract new businesses, and most importantly, take care of the workers who call Lexington home. 

Solutions for a Living Wage 

Many people living in Lexington have to work multiple part-time jobs to support themselves and their families. With a rising cost of living and insurance still tied to employment, we must look for solutions that improve the quality of life for workers in our city.