March 12, 2008
Greater Louisville?s top fast-growth companies honored at March 12 breakfast
The High Impact Program, a public/private partnership between Louisville Metro Government and Greater Louisville Inc. ? The Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI) introduced the newest companies selected to the High Impact Portfolio during the High Impact Recognition Breakfast on March 12 at the Brown & Williamson Club, Papa John?s Cardinal Stadium.
Initiated by Mayor Jerry Abramson in 2003, the High Impact Program identifies and serves fast growth companies headquartered in the Metro Louisville region. Companies meeting specific criteria are named to the High Impact Portfolio.
Eighteen businesses were recognized as newly selected High Impact Portfolio companies:
Advanced Global Communications Inc.
Advanced Solutions Inc.
Allegra Print & Imaging – East
Applied Digital Solutions Inc.
Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group
B’s Purses and Accessories LLC
Captive Indoor Media
Dismas Charities Inc.
Fulfillment Concepts Inc.
Great Northern Building Products LLC
IMC Licensing LLC
KiZAN Technologies LLC
MedaSTAT USA LLC
NetWorld Alliance LLC
New Horizons Ohio Valley Computer Learning Centers
Pallas Partners Inc.
The High Impact Recognition Breakfast, held annually, also honors existing Portfolio companies and featured congratulatory remarks from Mayor Abramson and GLI President and CEO, Joe Reagan. In addition, Kris Kimel, Founder and President of Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation and the ?guy behind the IdeaFestival? issued the morning?s keynote address.
Collectively, High Impact Portfolio companies represent $2.3 billion in annual revenues; have a 36 percent average growth rate; have created nearly 3,000 new jobs in our region; and have invested $438 million over the last four years.
?The innovation and accomplishments of these companies not only make for an impressive Portfolio, but demonstrate the significant contributions these fast- growth businesses are making to our regional economy,? said Joe Reagan, GLI President and CEO. ?By being headquartered here, we all benefit from their success in many ways. Most notably, High Impact companies create high-quality, well-paying jobs that continue to attract and keep talented workers here in the Greater Louisville region.?
More about the High Impact Program
Initiated by Mayor Jerry Abramson in 2003, the High Impact Program identifies and serves Greater Louisville?s fast growth companies, companies with the potential for fast growth and businesses that enable growth in others. Companies are selected to the High Impact Portfolio based on specific criteria, including the requirement that the company be headquartered in the Metro Louisville region.
The High Impact Program offers exclusive events, reports and networking venues for Portfolio companies in addition to access to a full array of economic development solutions offered through Greater Louisville Inc. ? The Metro Chamber of Commerce and other strategic partners.
As a result, the High Impact Program establishes a firm relationship with the companies making a disproportionately higher impact on the metro area economy through their job and wealth creation.
The High Impact Program was honored nationally in 2005 by the U. S. Department of
Commerce’s Economic Development Awards in the “excellence in urban economic
development” category. For more information on the High Impact Program, visit www.HighImpactLouisville.com.