Since 2001, the Clinton Foundation has worked to improve lives around the world and build upon President Clinton’s legacy of public service.
Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM)
In 2011, the cities of Louisville and Lexington committed to developing a state-supported regional economic development plan to foster economic growth specifically through advanced manufacturing. Working with the Brookings-Rockefeller Project on State and Metropolitan Innovation, the cities planned to evaluate the region's strengths and challenges and identify concrete actions the broader region can undertake to promote the strength of its advanced manufacturing sector. The cities committed to collaborate with regional business leaders, entrepreneurs, local chambers of commerce, the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville, and other stakeholders to produce a Metropolitan Business Plan that will spur job growth and reposition the region as a global hub for advanced manufacturing.
Here are the latest updates of some of the Foundation’s programs at work: