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Start-up Rock Stars!

Who Got the Money 2011

In 2010, entrepreneurial companies in the Bluegrass Region attracted $65 million in venture funding! The 89 Central Kentucky early-stage companies that participated in the annual Lexington Venture Club survey reported a total of $94 million in revenue and 748 people employed with an average full-time salary of $63,485. They also reported hiring 240 people in 2010.

For all the details from the 2011 Who Got the Money Celebration, view the program.

New Location: HFL Sports Science Opens New Facility in Lexington, KY

With Mayor Jim Newberry and Governor Steve Beshear in attendance, HFL Sports Science officially opened its first US location yesterday in Lexington, KY. The $4 million investment will create 48 new jobs, including 25 high-tech positions, paying an average salary of over $47,000, exclusive of benefits.

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission selected HFL to provide drug testing for Kentucky race tracks and HFL will also pursue avenues of collaboration with the University of Kentucky. Welcome to Lexington HFL Sports Science!

Full press release below.

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of the Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Kerri Richardson
502.564.2611
502.330.6633

Jill Midkiff
502.564.2611
502.330.1185

Mandy Lambert
502.564.7670

Governor Beshear Celebrates Grand Opening of HFL Sport Science Laboratory in Lexington

Company to provide drug surveillance, doping control and research to equine and other sports industries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 14, 2010)

New Location: United States Equestrian Federation (USEF)

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) officially announced on Friday that they are adding 12 new high-paying jobs in Lexington by locating their Equine Drug Testing and Research Lab in the heart of the Bluegrass. Joining USEF’s headquarters at the Kentucky Horse Park, the new lab will represent an additional $1.5 million investment into Lexington.

USEF Equine Lab Announcement

Full press release below:

Commonwealth of Kentucky
Office of the Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact:
Kerri Richardson
502.564.2611
502.330.6633

Jill Midkiff
502.564.2611
502.330.1185

Elizabeth Roach
502.564.2611
502.226.0451

Mandy Lambert
502.564.7670

First Lady Jane Beshear Announces Location of United States Equestrian Federation