35.6% of Lexington, KY work force has a Bachelor’s degree or higher! This city has 15 golf courses and over 3000 acres of parks! Thank you Commerce Lexington for these delightful tidbits, but what really caught my attention was bourbon.
Even more than horses, bourbon distilling is what helps make the state of Kentucky tick. According to Business Lexington magazine, “Kentucky hosts nearly half — 43 percent — of all distilling jobs in the United States. With a high job multiplier of 3.29, distilling creates more spin-off jobs than other signature industries, such as tobacco farming(1.267), horse farms (1.181) and coal mining (2.142).” That’s pretty impressive, perhaps made even better when you consider that booze is on industry that continues to do well during economic downturns. Combine those numbers with the upcoming World Equestrian Games (more on those later), and the humble state of Kentucky is in for some good times.