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Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Economic Acceleration Tour Comes To Austin

Why is it that every business – even the best ones - struggle so much to sustain growth and profitability?
Why is that only 3% of businesses drive the overwhelming majority of economic growth and job creation in any given community? Why does it have to be only 3%? Can’t we do any better?
Perhaps more importantly, what are we going to do about accelerating growth for the other 97% of businesses?
Well, these are the issues that frustrate CEO and best-selling author, Gary Harpst, but he has a plan, and wants to share it with you.

That’s why he's continuing his 50-city speaking tour “Economic Acceleration: Breaking the 3% Speed Limit”, sponsored by Six Disciplines, in Austin, Texas on January 27th at the Hyatt Regency Austin, from 7:30 a.m - 11:00 a.m.

Consider these facts about Austin:
  • Columbus ranks 26th in the nation among large metropolitan areas for its number of “high-impact” companies, those that produce both significant revenue growth and expanding employment.

  • Yet only 3% (2.2 percent) or 2,048 of Austin's 90,720 businesses are considered to be high-impact.

  • On average, it takes a company almost 20 years to enter this high-impact stage.

  • Yet, three out of four companies cease to be high-impact after just four years.

On January 27, Gary will be sharing this new vision and a specific plan for accelerating the economic development equation with business and community leaders in Austin.

In attendance at the Austin Economic Acceleration event will be CEOs of small and midsized businesses, chamber of commerce executives, economic development executives, civic leaders, business incubator professionals, college and university business program chairs and faculty, quality program professionals, venture capitalists, private equity and angel investors, business coaches, management consultants, and professional service firm partners.

To review the agenda and to register for this event, visit:

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