March 26, 2014 | Louisville Ky.
Ted Smith, Ph.D., is the chief of economic growth and innovation at Louisville Metro Government. Smith highlights how capital investments made by companies such as GE and Ford have helped to structurally stabilize the Louisville economy. He also acknowledges the need to rebuild the work force to meet current employer needs, especially in regard to middle-skill workers. He then discusses the need to encourage the continued growth of this skill set for the future.