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Eileen Pickett, Senior Vice President of Community and Economic Development for Greater Louisville Inc., offers unique insight into business attraction.
Sometimes when I talk about what's involved in attracting a new business to Louisville, I admittedly over-simplify by saying that first and foremost...business attraction is about 'getting on the list'. What I mean by that is when a company is faced with either a problem or an opportunity (it's always one of the two) which is prompting it to consider an additional location or a relocation, someone has to develop an initial list of possible locations. If Louisville is not on that initial list, then we never get a chance to compete in what becomes a process of elimination until ultimately the last city standing wins the new business.
4/8/2011 03:38:29 PM - 0 Comments
“[C]reating jobs, jobs, jobs will take ideas,
ideas, ideas.” So says today’s Business First op-ed on the
importance of entrepreneurship. Bob Saunders, chairman of Stonestreet One and chairman
of GLI’s EnterpriseCorp Advisory Board, penned the piece to highlight the impact
of new companies on our regional economy – and the importance of a business
climate that supports their success. You can learn more about EnterpriseCorp’s strategy for expanding entrepreneurism
in Louisville at its Signature Event next Tuesday. Click here for complete
details and to register. In the meantime, here are some highlights from Bob’s
1/20/2011 08:26:59 AM - 0 Comments
Dave Oetken, Managing Director of Business Advising for GLI’s ENTERPRISECORP, offers the following advice on making your business’s New Year’s resolutions stick:
How are your New Year’s resolutions working out?
Now that we’re halfway through January, are you on track with your New Year’s business resolutions? Most Decembers, business leaders reflect on the prior year’s performance and vow to improve: to do things differently, or never do that again.
And then what happens?
Fifty-three percent do not maintain their New Year’s resolutions because their planned changes are either too expensive or take up too many resources (Health & Safety Executive – HSE – 2006). Seventy-five percent of change initiatives fail because the organization is unsuccessful in managing the human reaction to change. (John P. Kotter, Leading Change, 1996)
Obviously, the odds are not always in our favor. So, faced with challenges from every corner, what can business leaders do differently this year in order to make their New Year’s resolutions stick?
12/16/2010 11:21:38 AM - 0 Comments
Insights from GLI's Executive Vice President Eileen Pickett on economic development in Greater Louisville: Over the past 18 months or so, GLI has been intensely
focused on the opportunity for Louisville
to become the center of commerce, innovation and knowledge within the sector of
health enterprises known as Aging Care.
The economic growth opportunity would appear to be extraordinary: Louisville
already boasts more HQ of Aging Care companies than anywhere else in the
country. The Aging Care sector is on a
strong growth trajectory as populations age and need grows. And, there is a real need for innovation in
this industry that has seen virtually none over decades. In parallel to the work and thinking around Aging Care, we
have been developing strategies to leverage the continued globalization of the
economy. What can we be doing to assist Louisville businesses in
making global connections? How can Louisville attract more
foreign direct investment? What
advantages does Louisville have for foreign
companies entering the US
market? The answers to these questions
and others present real opportunity and are central to GLI’s strategic plan. This article from the New York Times magazine looks at these
two phenomena – the aging of the world population and the globalization of the
world economy – that we have been considering separately and examines their
intersection and integrated relationship.
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