Lexington, West Virginia entrepreneurs meet

Delegations of entrepreneurs from Kentucky and West Virginia met Tuesday at the Kentucky Horse Park and the University of Kentucky to talk about how the two states' economic development efforts can complement each other.

Jeff James, chairman of Create West Virginia, outlined how non-traditional businesses, such as the Mid-Atlantic Technology, Research and Innovation Center, grew out of that state's chemical industries.

Likewise, John Nicholson, director of the horse park, said the horse-related developments from upcoming Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games will have long-term effects. Twenty major new horse shows have booked the park for after the games, he said.