Many Louisville natives who have never lived anywhere else don't realize just what a great community this is. Very few cities our size can boast of anything like our parks system and arts community. Our many diverse neighborhoods are great places to raise children. And the presence of corporate giants like UPS, Ford, Humana, Papa John's, GE and YUM! Brands makes us a major player on the business scene.
Now all we need is a lot more direct flights out of Louisville International Airport.
Anyone who flies much knows what I'm talking about. With few exceptions, flying anywhere usually involves a tedious interlude of changing planes in places like Atlanta, Cincinnati or Chicago, adding hours to the trip. When time is money, that's bad for business.
Maybe if just one or two more heavy hitters like UPS or Humana were headquartered here, one of the airlines might make Louisville a hub. And, of course, if Louisville were a hub, we would attract even more big companies. And the growth spiral would continue.
I'd certainly be happy to join any delegation going to recruit a large corporation to our area.
But better airline service could be the real key to attracting more businesses to Louisville. I believe this is a case of "if you build it, they will come," and here's hoping the Airport Authority and our elected leaders feel the same.
I'm Bill Lamb and that's my Point of View.