Kentucky Chamber Economic Summit
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Five goals that business leaders believe could help transform the future of the Commonwealth were the focus of the third annual Kentucky Chamber Economic Summit and Annual Meeting. About 200 business leaders, educators, and policy makers convened for the summit, held in Louisville on July 28-29, 2008.
The five goals, established by the chamber’s New Agenda for Kentucky project, are
- improving educational attainment
- modernizing Kentucky’s government
- creating a healthier Kentucky
- improving the state’s standing in the global market
- making the state a national leader in energy
KET recorded presentations from the summit and produced a highlights program, Kentucky Chamber Economic Summit. The individual sessions are archived below; click on a title to view that session. All of the videos are in Windows Media® and RealVideo® format.
The Kentucky Chamber represents 2,700 member businesses—from Fortune 500 companies to family-owned shops—that together employ more than half of the Commonwealth’s workforce. Its members work in various industries, including manufacturing, services, wholesale and retail trade, construction, agriculture, finance, and public administration. The summit was sponsored by Greenebaum Doll and McDonald.
Summit Sessions Video
- Globalization and Opportunities for Kentucky (31:03)
Bob Lekites, president, UPS Airlines
- The State of Kentucky’s Health and Wellness (1:03:07)
Dr. James W. Holsinger Jr., Wethington Endowed Chair in the Health Sciences, University of Kentucky College of Public Health, and chancellor emeritus, UK Chandler Medical Center
- Closing the Expectations Gap—Alignment in Education (53:49)
Dave S. Spence, president, Southern Regional Education Board
- Improving the Educational Attainment of Kentuckians at All Levels (1:23:32)
• Diana Taylor, consultant, Taylor-Gray Associates
• Kim Townley, University of Kentucky College of Education
• Robert Sexton, executive director, Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
• Gary Ransdell, president, Western Kentucky University
• Michael McCall, president, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
• Helen Mountjoy, Kentucky education secretary
- Energy, Agriculture, and Education—Opportunities for Kentucky (38:35)
Pearse Lyons, founder and president, Alltech
- Kentucky’s Role in the Future of Energy (31:07)
Victor Staffieri, chairman, president, and CEO, E.ON U.S.
- Modernizing Government (45:07)
Crit Luallen, Kentucky state auditor
This video coverage is provided by KET by arrangement with the Kentucky Chamber. Opinions expressed by conference speakers are their own. Visit the Kentucky Chamber web site for further information on the issues addressed.