Launch Lex looks to re-launch downtown economy

By Elly Cosgrove

Twenty new, expanding or relocating businesses will participate in Main Street Lexington’s eight-week business training program, Launch Lex. The program was started to fill vacant storefronts in downtown Lexington and to assist new business owners in the planning process. A pitch competition at the end of the program will determine which businesses will open downtown and receive part of a $60,000 state grant, as well as mentoring and reduced rate service fees.