• Business Attraction Resources

Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana combine to make a thriving region where success is within reach for businesses and their employees. Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) is the local leadership organization that helps you understand and take advantage of all our region has to offer.


GLI offers a unique combination of expertise and connections to help you close your deal. Our team of economic development professionals brings knowledge and experience to the table to assist you at every stage of the deal process. We can help orient you to the market, find potential sites for relocation, facilitate connections for the incentives and expansion processes, expedite services, develop workforce solutions, and introduce you to the business community.

– Benefits are available for all types of companies - new, existing and relocating; regional and national headquarters; back-office; distribution and supply chain; manufacturing; and research and development. Both Indiana and Kentucky have generous business incentives and financial programs. 
                Indiana Business Incentives
                Kentucky Business Incentives

                Brief Summary of Incentives   
TAXES  Kentucky has recently enacted wide-spread reforms to tax code policy.  Designed to stimulate investment and business growth across the state, the changes are rapidly making Kentucky more competitive.  Reforms include the repeal of the corporate license tax and the intangible property tax, as well as a reduction in the corporate income tax rate from 8.25 percent to the current 6%.  Personal income taxes have also been reduced to a range of 2-6%.
Indiana ranks 8th in Tax Foundation's 2015 Business Tax Climate Index.  The cost of doing business in Indiana is very favorable, due in part to having one of the best workers' compensation rates and unemployment tax rates. Due to legislation passed this year, corporate tax for Indiana is set to drop from 7% to 4.9% by 2021. 
                Louisville/Jefferson County Tax
                Kentucky Tax
Indiana Tax

INNOVATION - Through GLI's EnterpriseCorp and Enterprise Angels, the Kentucky Innovation Network, Purdue's Research Park, IdeaFestival, and many business Accelerators, Greater Louisville shows dedication to building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture for small, early, and second stage fast growth firms. StartupLouisville is an entrepreneurial resource created by entrepreneurs - a hub for startups and high-growth companies in the greater Louisville area, where you can connect to the startup community and view events.

BUSINESS CONNECTIONS – In addition to the Chamber of Commerce member businesses, GLI has relationships with local, state, and federal government, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, etc. throughout the area. Knowing the right people is essential to growth. We know the right people and we can help introduce you.

WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS – Our team can help you proactively retain your current employees and aggressively recruit new ones. Resources include WorkInLou.com, our community's job search portal; relationships with educational institutions, and connections to industry-specific business networks.

SITES AND BUILDINGS – Save time locating and evaluating acreage, commercial and industrial properties. Find your future site or building by visiting the Regional Property Locator. This web-based application enables you to perform site selection searches, customize and analyze demographic information, as well as view, create, and print maps.

RESEARCH SERVICES – Leverage the power of information with the help of GLI’s expert research team. We can provide your company with the latest economic and demographic data to help you analyze your competitive position and plan strategically.

BUSINESS RELOCATION - Get assistance at every stage of your deal by working with GLI's Economic Development team.  From introducing you to the market and teams who help secure incentives, to designing custom workforce solutions and orienting transitioned employees, our services can be your solution to the business relocation process.

RESIDENTIAL RELOCATION - Introduce transitioning employees and their families to Greater Louisville with LiveInLou.com, which offers an engaging overview of what it's like to live, work, learn, play, thrive, and belong.  Make sure to visit the "Linkability City" box at the bottom of each page for links to practical information (from driver's licenses and daycare to dog parks and dentists) everyone needs during relocation.

For additional information for your relocation to the Louisville region, check out the
2015 Greater Louisville Relocation Guide

REGIONAL JOB SEARCH - Empower trailing spouses looking for job opportunities with WorkInLou.com.  Powered by indeed.com, WorkInLou aggregates Louisville-area job postings from all the major job search sites, creating a one-stop-shop for regional job seekers.  

SOURCES OF FUNDING DIRECTORY - The Sources of Funding Directory is the most comprehensive guide to private equity funding sources and grants ever compiled for Greater Louisville. This user-friendly volume is thoroughly researched and offers a wealth of information that can assist with expansion and relocation decision-making.

INTERNATIONAL TRADE -  Find solutions to your international trade needs via these local, state and federal organizations: Sister Cities of Louisville (SCL), the World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY), the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development International Trade Division (ITD) and the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Administration (ITA).
    Foreign Trade Zones:
         FTZ No. 29 Louisville
         29B Ford    
         29C GE
         29D Lexmark
         29E Toyota Motor Manufacturing
         29F Hitachi
         29G Ascent Power Tech. Corp.29H ISP Chemicals
         29I NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc.
29J LLFlex, LLC
29K Dow Corning Corporation
         29L North American Stainless

         29M Kinder Morgan Operating L.P."C"

Deana Epperly Karem
Vice President of Regional Growth
Curt Martin
Director, Information Services
Melissa Smith
Director of Information & Data Analytics
Brynn Dalby Wenz
Administrative Assistant