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The New York Times, Louisville, Ky., Stakes Future on Care for Elderly

By Keith Schneider

Date Published: 7/24/2012

This entrepreneurial city, the largest along the 981-mile Ohio River, is adept at understanding how geography, resources and new markets can be turned into business opportunities.

Good grass-strengthened thoroughbreds have competed at the Kentucky Derby since 1875. Ample labor at competitive cost made Louisville a manufacturing center, led by Ford, which has kept big assembly plants open here since 1916. And a location along the Ohio River, and near the continental center, turned Louisville into a transport hub, reflected in United Parcel Service’s state-of-the-art package sorting and distribution center at Louisville International Airport.

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