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Street-level retail, restaurant and bar businesses are the heartbeat of downtown Lexington, creating the vibrancy to make it a thriving, cultural, corporate and civic center of the region. These businesses have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the required stay-at-home orders. Now, as those restrictions are lifted and the economy begins to reopen, the Downtown Lexington Management District (DLMD), the Downtown Lexington Partnership (DLP) and Kinetic by Windstream are teaming up to provide grants, in-kind marketing and technology support to help businesses overcome the financial, marketing and operational challenges of this new business environment. Is your business in need of financial assistance and technology support to reopen and stay open? Fill out the form below to apply for a grant.

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Join us in supporting everything #LocallyLexington! By pledging your support, you will add your name to the long list of local organizations, businesses and people who are committed to supporting local businesses, nonprofits and entertainment destinations in Lexington. Show your support for local Lexington businesses by filling out the form below.

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"Windstream has strong roots in Lexington. We're proud to partner with the Downtown Lexington Partnership to celebrate local businesses, nonprofits and entertainment destinations that make Lexington a great place to live."

Brian Harman President of Windstream in Kentucky

"DLP and the DLMD are excited to partner with Windstream in continuing our mission of creating a powerful and thriving Downtown. We hope these grants can give local businesses a boost in adjusting to the challenges they are facing during this time."

Terry Sweeney President & CEO, Downtown Lexington Partnership

"I’ve been walking by the mural on the Windstream building and seeing ‘Locally Lexington’ and wondering what it was and now here I am being a part of it!”

Rachel Savane Owner - Savane Silver and #LocallyLexington COVID -19 Reopeneing and Recovery grant recipient

"It was a godsend."

Howard Rackmil Owner - Worlds Apart and #LocallyLexington COVID-19 Reopening and Recovery grant and matching Windstream Technology grant recipient