Chambers sending members to visit Charlotte, NC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Members of the Louisville and Lexington chambers of commerce are planning a joint road trip to see how another city handles economic development.

The destination for the Leadership Expedition next June 1-3 is Charlotte, N.C. Charlotte and its region are home to a number of Fortune 500 companies, strong job growth and national recognition as a good place to start a small business.

It will be the second time since 2010 for representatives of Greater Louisville Inc. and Commerce Lexington Inc. to come together for a joint visit.

Stephen Gault, co-chairman of the expedition, says the timing is right given the collaboration between Kentucky's two largest cities in trying to strengthen the regional economy.

Participants will look at Charlotte's challenges in advanced manufacturing, entrepreneurship and workforce initiatives.

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