Today's Big News: Ford CEO to Keynote GLI Annual Meeting

11/22/2010 02:49:13 PM  -  0 Comments

Mulally2 GLI announced the speaker for its 2011 Annual Meeting today… and it’s an impressive one.
Alan Mulally, President and CEO of Ford Motor Company, will be traveling to Louisville to speak at the event, which takes place Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Mulally will discuss the Ford story and how its team returned the company to profitability during the recent economic crisis. Remember: Ford was the only major American car manufacturer to avoid government-sponsored bankruptcy.
This is exciting news, not only because the Louisville business community gets to hear from one of the most respected CEOs in the nation, but because Ford has such a huge impact on the regional economy.



The Importance of Embracing a Global Outlook

11/22/2010 02:33:18 PM  -  0 Comments

Insights from Michael Iacovazzi-Pau, GLI’s Manager for International Programs:
globe Organizations like the World Affairs Council of KY and S. IN can help to educate our community on the importance of becoming globally aware of our surrounding, and embracing the growing trend of globalization in our region. (GLI’s Greater Louisville International Professionals is another program that supports this concept by welcoming and bringing talented international professionals together, fostering connections of not only people and companies, but their ideas, perspective, culture, and talent.)  

A Community Challenge op-ed by World Affairs Council president Ben Jones is a great testimony to the opportunities and benefits of embracing a global culture and world-view.



New York’s Loss is Louisville’s Gain?

11/12/2010 12:11:48 PM  -  0 Comments

Lou skylineInteresting article on this month.  We know population trends indicate that individuals are migrating out of mega-cities into communities with higher qualities of life (something we pride ourselves on here in Louisville).  As Forbes notes:

"In the course of the next 40 years, the biggest gainers won't be behemoths like New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, but less populous, easier-to-manage cities that are both affordable and economically vibrant… Over the past decade, the biggest migration of Americans has been to cities with between 100,000 and 1 million residents.”

Louisville is poised to greater benefit from this trend – in fact, we already are.



Training Opportunity for Regional Entrepreneurs

11/8/2010 10:26:41 AM  -  2 Comments

Business PlanLouisville’s entrepreneurial community is thriving, thanks in part to the availability of guidance for new start-up companies and their entrepreneurs. One such opportunity is taking place this month, compliments of Nucleus: Kentucky’s Life Sciences and Innovation Center. From Business First:


“[Nucleus] will host a training session next week for leaders to help local businesses. The program, FastTrac TechVenture, is a partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. It is designed for entrepreneurs of innovation-based startups, particularly those in life sciences, engineering and applied sciences. It aims to evaluate and improve business concepts, express business concepts through various plans and build a network of entrepreneurial relationships....”