The High Impact Portfolio is a unique economic development approach that identifies and serves fast growth companies, those with the potential for fast growth and those that enable fast growth in other businesses. All are locally headquartered in the Louisville region and must meet specific criteria to be selected to this Portfolio. The High Impact Portfolio is funded by Metro Louisville and administered by GLI through its EnterpriseCorp. Through a varied array of client solutions, our objectives are to establish a firm relationship with these rapidly growing firms; assess their challenges and opportunities; and provide assistance and support to help them meet their growth plans. Our mission is to make it easy to grow a business in Metro Louisville.
2013 High Impact Showcase Event: Meet the new kids - click here to see the 2013 honorees. To access photos from the event - click here!
We want to know "How can we help you grow your business?"Selection Criteria: Each company selected to the High Impact Portfolio must meet the requirements of one of the following categories:
Community Benefits: Investing in resources to support High Impact companies in our community yields valuable results:
Client Services: Through extensive, one-on-one interviews conducted with each high impact CEO, we learn a wide array of information about the portfolio businesses. This information is used to strengthen or form a strong relationship with portfolio companies and to determine each company’s growth potential, value within the community, satisfaction level and risk factors. A High Impact Company Report is delivered back to each CEO providing a unique business evaluation and identifying areas where the program can provide growth assistance. Although growth issues can be quite varied for high impact companies, assistance tends to fall primarily among the areas of:
Program Services:Overseeing the High Impact Portfolio, EnterpriseCorp provides a full range of complimentary community building services to nurture the further leadership of these growth firms:
Portfolio Results :
65% Gazelles, 21% Renaissance, 14% Enabling
Funding:The High Impact Program is a private/public partnership between Metro Louisville and Greater Louisville Inc’s EnterpriseCorp.Partners:Events, recognition and publications are generously sponsored by community business partners including University of Louisville College of Business, Strothman & Company, Chrysalis Ventures, Frost Brown Todd, and Mountjoy Chilton Medley.Recognition and International Acclaim:The High Impact Portfolio has received the U.S. Economic Development Administration’s Excellence in Economic Development Award; was a finalist for the CoreNet Global Economic Development Leadership Award; and received Honorable Mention from the International Economic Development Council's Excellence in Economic Development Award.
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