Welcome to 2018 Chamber Members: I would like to take this opportunity to thank each of you for playing an essential role in the success of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Whether you are a paying member, an active committee member, or a supportive citizen, each of you add to the chambers success and we could not be where we are today without your support.
In 2017, the Richmond Chamber of Commerce we welcomed 72 new members. Our members continue to be our number one priority. The chamber has been blessed with a hardworking, forward thinking staff who continue to consistently recruit and retain new members. I am very proud of the Richmond Chamber team and am excited to see what we can do in 2018!
In 2017 we started the Public Policy Committee which is represented by every sector of business. The individuals making up this committee are excited about what they can accomplish this year and are looking forward to hearing from our members as they have already completed one survey.
As always, our focus every year is on Economic Development and how we can improve all aspects of growth in Richmond and greater Madison County. With the following statistics, it should be easy to accomplish.
Richmond is located within 30 miles of 12 four-year colleges and universities.
Richmond is home to EKU; which currently has over 16,000 students.
Richmond is located within 30 miles of 11 technical schools.
Richmond is home to EKU Center of the Arts.
Central Kentucky Regional Airport is located in Richmond.
The median home price in Richmond is only $145,000.
Richmond offers a great teacher to student ratio.
Richmond is the 7th largest city in Kentucky.
Richmond offers access to great healthcare facilities and is one of the healthiest counties too.
Richmond has over 1000 acres of open spaces and parks.
Richmond is home to three 18-hole championship golf courses.
Richmond is located off of Interstate 75, Kentucky and Eastern America’s Modern Trade Route
In the coming year the chamber board, led by Jennifer Napier, and staff have pledged to implement many new action items on the chamber agenda. One of these being the transformation of the Richmond Young Professional Association becoming the Madison Young Professionals to incorporate people that are young in age, young in their career or simply young at heart. In our efforts to serve greater Madison County we feel it is necessary to implement these changes and serve the community of our entire county and region.
We are very proud of the progress we made in 2017 and we look forward to all we will accomplish in 2018.