LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – Lexington is considered a silver lining to a national study that ranks states based on moving trends.
Kentucky is number seven on a list of people moving out of state according to United Van Lines.
But, Lexington is growing rapidly according to Commerce Lexington's President, Bob Quick, who cites a 17-percent growth rate compared to the state's eight percent.
He says growth in the technology sector, the expansion of Toyota in Georgetown and the Centerpointe development all point to healthy growth for our area.
"We have so many national rankings that put us in the top five, 10, 15 in the country and people see that,” said Quick. “They see Lexington, Fayette, central Kentucky’s name a lot more. That only helps when someone is deciding where to move, go to school- that they look very favorably at central Kentucky."
United says other states with a high percentage of people moving out include West Virginia, Illinois and New York.
Top states people are moving to include the Carolinas, the District of Columbia and Oregon tops the list.