How educated do our citizens need to be for the jobs of 2018?

6/29/2010 03:03:05 PM  -  0 Comments


report cover Last week, the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce and the Alliance for Excellence in Education’s President’s Policy Council released a state-by-state report forecasting the educational needs of the job landscape through the year 2018. The report, Help Wanted: Projections of Job and Education Requirements Through 2018, highlights the growth of jobs by education level.


The report projects that by 2018, 63% of all jobs will require some level of postsecondary education. There will still be jobs for those who do not graduate from high school, but those jobs will continue to decline in each state. In Kentucky specifically, the report noted:



2010 Competitive City Report

6/29/2010 02:41:12 PM  -  0 Comments

LOUblog If you haven’t seen the 2010 Competitive City Report, put it on your must-read list this week.  You can view the full report, released this week by the Greater Louisville Project, by clicking here.


The report is an honest look at how Louisville is faring compared to our competitor cities in terms of education, investment, and quality of life. This op-ed  in yesterday’s Courier-Journal does a nice job highlighting the successes and challenges the report reveals. The findings – especially those concerning the need to dramatically increase educational attainment in the region – should be infused in our community conversations about the future of Greater Louisville.



International Networking – Finally!

6/22/2010 03:02:48 PM  -  1 Comments

    A message from Victor de Oliveira, a member of GLI’s International Professionals program and G.L.I.P.’s Brazil ambassador   The G.L.I.P. After Hours Networking events have been providing a much needed (and way overdue) venue for international professionals to



Headquarter Strategy Paying Dividends

6/22/2010 02:42:32 PM  -  0 Comments

  Yesterday’s Dometic announcement marked somewhat of a milestone in GLI’s efforts to attract company headquarters to our community. Dometic is the 11th corporate headquarters to relocate to Louisville since GLI and our economic development partners at Metro Louisville and



Dometic Moving HQ to Louisville

6/22/2010 01:32:02 PM  -  0 Comments

  A great economic development achievement was heralded yesterday, when Dometic Corporation  announced it will relocate its Americas headquarters operation from Elkhart, Ind., to Louisville.  The move will result in 98 new high paying, professional jobs and more than $4.1



Taxes... Education... Energy... If it impacts your business, it's in GLI's Federal Agenda

6/22/2010 01:25:29 PM  -  0 Comments

   If you follow the news coming out of Washington, D.C., you already know that dramatic federal changes are being discussed and enacted in key business areas like health care and labor.  That makes it a critical time for local



Intern Report: Regional Bus Tour

6/17/2010 02:24:11 PM  -  0 Comments

   Insights from Elizabeth Matthews, GLI's Public Policy Intern for Summer 2010   Last Friday, several GLI interns, along with many other Louisville area interns, boarded an Intern to Earn charter bus for a day tour around the region. We



World Cup Fever Hits Louisville

6/17/2010 02:19:33 PM  -  0 Comments

  A report from the field (that would be the soccer field) from G.L.I.P. manager Michael Iacovazzi Pau   For the most part we all try to be impartial being politically correct is something we are acutely aware of. However, when



Road Under Second Street Bridge to Get a New Look

6/10/2010 10:28:46 AM  -  0 Comments


Road Under Second Street Bridge to Get a New, Inviting Look 



The results are in – 98% of regional students plan to attend college!

6/10/2010 10:06:14 AM  -  0 Comments


The results are in – 98% of regional students plan to attend college!



ICYMI: Leadership Expedition Op-Eds

6/9/2010 04:13:32 PM  -  0 Comments


In case you missed it… The region is still a-buzz with discussions from the 2010 Leadership Expedition to Pittsburgh. Three community leaders authored editorials last week regarding take-aways from the trip:



Crane weighs in on the BEST-Lagardere deal

6/9/2010 04:02:02 PM  -  0 Comments

 When I first heard that BlEST—a Sports Media company founded by Louisville entrepreneur Jonathan Blue—would likely be acquired by Paris-based Lagardere Unlimited, I was not surprised. Anyone who knows Jonathan knows it was just a matter of time before BEST became one of the world’s largest and most successful companies in its space.



Paul Thompson on the 2010 Leadership Expedition

6/9/2010 03:24:56 PM  -  0 Comments

   Those of us in GLI’s ‘inner chamber’ are aware of the 2010 Leadership Expedition, which was a joint trip between Louisville and Lexington to study regionalism in Pittsburgh, Pa.



Ky. Education Drop-Out Rates Hit Historic Low(2)

6/2/2010 09:15:10 AM  -  0 Comments

Great news on the education front, which as we all know is critical to developing the skilled workforce we need for our companies.