MML&K joins Commerce Lexington Regional Tour in Western Kentucky

James Higdon represented MML&K Government Solutions at the Commerce Lexington Regional Tour in Western Kentucky this September. This year’s tour brought participants to Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Henderson. The two-day agenda was packed with site visits and speakers touting the area’s success in diverse economic endeavors such as youth sports tourism, healthcare, academic innovation, applied biotech research, riverfront development, aluminum smelting, and coal mining.

James Higdon represented MML&K Government Solutions at the Commerce Lexington Regional Tour in Western Kentucky this September. For the past six years, Commerce Lex has traveled to a different area of the state to highlight some of the key connections among the Commonwealth’s distinct regional economies and Central Kentucky. This year’s tour brought participants to Elizabethtown, Owensboro and Henderson. The two-day agenda was packed with site visits and speakers touting the area’s success in diverse economic endeavors such as youth sports tourism, healthcare, academic innovation, applied biotech research, riverfront development, aluminum smelting, and coal mining.

The visit was a homecoming for MML&K’s Higdon, who was born and raised in Owensboro. Higdon said, “I loved getting to be a tourist in my hometown. The riverfront development is absolutely world-class, but I was most impressed with the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation that has taken root there.”

The tour wasn’t only academic. The participants also donned hardhats and either went below ground in a coal mine or in one of the dozen or so domestic aluminum smelters. Pictured here, James Higdon is listening to safety procedures before touring the Century Aluminum plant in Sebree, KY.

James Higdon at the Century Aluminum plant in Sebree, KY