The 10th annual Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Business Summit is underway in Louisville this week.
Yesterday participants heard presentations about the state pension system, higher academic standards, and how tobacco could once again be an engine for economic growth in Kentucky and be a tool to fight the Ebola virus. The day concluded with a keynote address from David Gregory, the former moderator of NBC’s Meet the Press.
In his remarks Gregory said he thinks Hillary Clinton is close to unbeatable in the Democratic primary for president. On the Republican side, Gregory said Donald Trump “does not matter” in the GOP primary states. Instead Gregory likes former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and U.S. Senators Rand Paul of Kentucky and Marco Rubio of Florida. But Gregory noted that it’s too early for any decisions to be made about the party nominees.
Between Monday’s sessions Kentucky Chamber President and CEO Dave Adkisson talked with me about the history of the business summit, and the organization’s new report, Four Pillars for Prosperity (PDF download), which is about creating a culture of competitiveness in the state.