Economic Development Team Visits NYC

5/16/2011 11:30:48 AM  -  0 Comments

Eileen_Pickett Headshot 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 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.