The free workshop, “Uncovering the Best Local Business Stories,” was first held at the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Rural Journalism on April 13, 2012.
Below are Kentucky-specific materials and resources provided during the free training.
- The business of government by John Cheves
- Covering government incentives for economic development by Cheves
- Highlighting local businesses: What’s worked for me by Carlie Kollath
- Uncovering public on private companies by Chris Roush
- Uncovering stories in data by Roush
- Uncovering stories in small businesses by Roush
Cheves’ Resources and Story Examples (PDFs)
- Adopted Lexington-Fayette Budget
- US Census Bureau FactFinder
- Commonwealth of Kentucky Solitication
- Kentucky’s Financial Incentives
- Personal Service Contract List — February 2012
- “Business lure gets no bite…” — Lexington Herald-Leader
- “City buys judges’ meals..” — Lexington Herald-Leader
- “Inez hopes to attract private business” — Lexington Herald-Leader
- “Is a city manager worth 800,000?” — Los Angeles Times
- “Lax rules for police…” — Lexington Herald-Leader
- “Tangled alliance in sale of land” — Lexington Herald-Leader
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