Bridging the Gap: Redefining International Business Communication Technology

In his book The World Is Flat, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman describes how the world has become “flat” – meaning that, thanks to the personal computer and the innovations it spawned, instantaneous communication around the globe is possible. Nowhere has this change had more impact than on the international business community. Because of… Read more »

Business in the Bluegrass: Kentucky’s Emerging Industries

The assumption about Kentucky’s economy is that the state has three main exports: fried chicken, tobacco and bourbon. However, the reality is that the Bluegrass State’s economy is far more complex and diverse. And with new industries emerging, now is an exciting time for business professionals in the commonwealth. Overview of Kentucky’s Economy Kentucky’s most… Read more »

Two Years Later: How Kynect Has Impacted Kentucky’s Healthcare System

Since its second enrollment period ended in March, Kentucky’s health benefit exchange has been celebrated by state government leaders as a success story of the Affordable Care Act. Known as Kynect, the exchange has provided thousands of uninsured citizens with health insurance coverage. It has also drawn its share of controversy. Although much of the… Read more »

Analyzing Drug Prevention and Criminal Justice in Kentucky

Between 2000 and 2010, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported a 55 percent increase in heroin-related deaths. Kentucky has experienced the full force of this surge in usage, replacing the prescription pill problem that recently ravaged counties. Both the pill problem and now the heroin epidemic have caused Kentucky to devote extensive… Read more »