BEAM regional plans

Foreign-owned firms in the U.S. make outsized contributions to the fundamental components of vibrant economic centers, accounting for significant innovation, research, and exports production, in addition to high-wage jobs. The BEAM Global Trade and Investment Plan, developed in collaboration with the Brookings Global Cities program, examines the importance of foreign direct investment (FDI), particularly in the largest U.S. metropolitan areas. The plan proposes the way forward for metropolitan-led cultivation of FDI that helps build a resilient and growing BEAM economy for all. 
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The 22-county BEAM region produces about 53 percent of the state’s economic output and provides over half of all jobs. Anchored by Louisville and Lexington, the BEAM region is united by common strengths and shared challenges. The BEAM Regional Growth Plan outlines core priorities for positioning the region to compete better and smarter among the evolving challenges of the 21st century.

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BEAM Regional Economic Growth Plan Executive Summary
BEAM Regional Economic Growth Plan

When it comes to U.S. export growth, metropolitan areas are leading the way. With innovative and globally focused businesses of all sizes, the BEAM region produces about half of Kentucky’s exports. The BEAM plan for robust and intentional export growth will strengthen the future for our people and our companies.

Read more about the BEAM Metropolitan Export Plan.
BEAM Metropolitan Export Plan 

The goal of the BEAM Regional Infrastructure Report is to identify the critical gaps and develop recommendations for infrastructure that will support the strategies of the BEAM Regional Economic Growth Plan, focusing primarily on manufacturing. A strong infrastructure network is key to serving the region’s existing manufacturers and attracting new ones in the future. The report reviews the infrastructure needed to support manufacturing in three general areas: essential services, moving people, and moving products.

Read more about the BEAM Regional Infrastructure Report.
BEAM Regional Infrastructure Report

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