The Connected Nation Blog: Wall Street Journal Profiles Kentucky’s Global Economic Development Leadership

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Wall Street Journal Profiles Kentucky’s Global Economic Development Leadership

Recently, the Wall Street Journal recognized Kentucky as one of the world’s seven outstanding economic development leaders, highlighting the efforts of ConnectKentucky to bring high speed Internet (broadband) benefits to every Kentuckian. Featured in the Journal’s Special Report on economic development, the article highlights the dramatic impact that technology growth has had on the lives of millions of Kentuckians as the cooperative effort has created an innovative environment for job growth, healthcare improvements, better education and improved quality of life. The story illustrates the all-inclusive nature of ConnectKentucky’s efforts through the story of local citizens and businesses who joined together to bring broadband and jobs to rural Pendleton County.

This article comes at a time when only half of Kentucky households take advantage of the broadband made available to them. We are reminded that the work of ConnectKentucky is not yet done… until every Kentuckian realizes the potential that exists with a broadband connection.

To read the entire Wall Street Journal article, click here.

The Wall Street Journal’s special economic development report included an editor’s note mentioning that the seven places and seven ideas were creative and successful strategies for growth. For more on the editor’s note, click here.

You can find more about ConnectKentucky at To read the press release, click here.

Labels: , , ,