- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear says he’s taking the Governor’s Cup trophy that the state won recently for its economic development success on the road, in the same way Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari took the national championship trophy on tour a few years ago so fans could see it.

Beshear had the trophy in Lexington on Monday. It was presented earlier this year after Site Selection magazine recognized Kentucky as the top state for economic development projects per capita last year.

The governor’s office said since January 2008, the Fayette County area has announced 115 new and expansion projects projected to create more than 3,700 jobs and about $377 million in new investment.

Kentucky announced more than 350 new industry location and expansion projects last year, projected to create nearly 15,000 jobs and more than $3.7 billion in new investment.

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