- Associated Press - Friday, June 27, 2014

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The mayors of Kentucky’s two largest cities are teaming up to promote a conference aimed at boosting the state’s manufacturing sector.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray say the Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference will be held in October in Lexington. The conference is called the first of its kind in Kentucky, and the goal is to bring in representatives from many of the state’s 2,400 manufacturers.

The conference will include presentations and panel discussions on the latest topics involving the manufacturing economy.

The event is a joint venture of the Kentucky Association of Manufacturers and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce.

The conference is the latest joint effort by the mayors of Louisville and Lexington to work together to boost the region’s economy.

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