Move signals continued enthusiasm for regionalism
New Albany, IN – The Regional Leadership Coalition (RLC) announced today that it is rebranding itself as the Kentucky Indiana Exchange. The new brand is more representative of the 26-county bi-state region that the organization represents, as well as the collaboration and connections it works to foster.
“What hasn’t changed is our mission,” said Beth Avey, executive director of the Kentucky Indiana Exchange. “We will continue our work to cultivate regional thinking and action around shared opportunities and mutual challenges.”
Established in the late 90’s, the organization has a proud tradition of connecting area stakeholders with common goals for the betterment of our region. It has championed initiatives focusing on Transportation, Workforce Development, Bi-state Tax Sharing, Education and more.
“We’ve proudly advocated for the Ohio River Bridges Project, Tuition Reciprocity, and greater collaboration amongst area chambers of commerce,” said Kevin Wardell, Kentucky Indiana Exchange board chairman and president of Norton Hospital.
The change brings with it a fresh logo, new color scheme and the adoption of the existing kix.com web site as the organization’s online home, a natural outcome of a strategic partnership with Wired65, the creators of kix.com.
Wired65 is a regional workforce consortium focused on maximizing effectiveness in the workforce system to attract, retain and develop talent.
“Now, more than ever before, we compete in a global economy. Businesses don’t care about borders. Their focus is on growth and finding the right talent,” said Sherry Johnson, Wired65 Leadership Team Member and Director of the Lincoln Trail Workforce Investment Board. “Regional thinking and great tools like kix.com can help them meet these goals.”
Begun in 1999 as the Regional Leadership Coalition, the Kentucky Indiana Exchange cultivates regional thinking and action around shared opportunities and mutual challenges, and uses the kix.com website to share the region’s story.