Economic Development Incentives Approved for One Company Considering Job Growth in Louisville

12/20/2012 01:59:34 PM

One company considering Louisville for expansion was preliminarily approved for an economic development incentive at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. This project could create 52 new jobs, $1.3 million in new annual payroll and $2.9 million in new investment.

“Louisville is known as a transportation and logistics hub, and Pegasus Packaging and Pegasus Industries has come to the right place to open a new supply chain solutions facility,” Mayor Greg Fischer said. “Louisville is centrally located and has robust connections via rail, interstate, air and river to be able to ship anywhere in the world.”



Craig Richard selected as the new President & CEO of Greater Louisville Inc.

11/8/2012 10:50:11 AM

Louisville, KY (November 8, 2012) – Greater Louisville Inc. announced today that Craig J. Richard will become the business leadership organization’s new President & CEO, effective January 7. Richard comes to GLI from the Greater Houston Partnership where he has been serving as its Chief Economic Development Officer since 2008.


Economic Development Incentives Approved for Two Companies Considering Job Growth in Louisville

11/1/2012 02:13:36 PM

Two companies considering Louisville for expansion were given approval for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. These projects could create 40 new jobs, $3.3 million in new annual payroll and $1.4 million in new investment.

“We are excited about the future of both of these companies, and are thankful they are interested in Louisville,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “Both of these companies show the importance of the efforts we are making in attracting and retaining more technologically advanced and entrepreneurial types of thinking.”



PayrollNetwork Wins GLI’s Emerging Minority Business Award

10/24/2012 04:50:45 PM

October 24, 2012 (Louisville, Ky.) – Greater Louisville Inc. – the Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Louisville Defender, is proud to announce PayrollNetwork as the winner of its 2012 Emerging Minority Business Award. President and CEO Kena Samuels-Stith accepted the award at the annual luncheon. PayrollNetwork is one of the largest minority payroll agencies in the state of Kentucky and also services clients in seven other states. It provides streamlined payroll solutions and human resource assistance.  The experienced payroll engineers possess a strong rapport with federal, state, and local tax agencies. The relationship with these entities allows PayrollNetwork to address payroll and tax issues for their clients, so clients can focus on their business with confidence.  PayrollNetwork also gives back to the community. With the assistance of the PayrollNetwork staff, Ms. Samuels-Stith began building the Youth, Ethics, and Skills (Y.E.S.) Program.  The mission of the Y.E.S. Program is to support and empower youth to become positive leaders in their home, school, and community.   The aim on the program is to cultivate the future crops of Louisville’s inner-city communities. The Emerging Minority Business Award recognizes local minority businesses whose focus on innovation, community engagement and growth make them an asset to our community and a role model for businesses nationwide. The winner of the award will receive a one year complimentary GLI membership, an opportunity to be recognized at a GLI Board of Directors meeting, and personalized business development consultative services from GLI’s EnterpriseCorp. “It is with great pride that GLI honors a local business annually with the Emerging Minority Business Award,” said Tracee Troutt, Interim CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “We are committed to making the Louisville business community both inclusive and prosperous and the nominees for this award are paramount in making that happen.” GLI solicited nominations from the business community and submissions were judged by a panel of business and inclusion experts. Nominees for this year’s award included: New Age Communications EiGL Consulting, LLC The Black Italian Griglia Cucina, LLC National Contracting Services, LLC Technology Consulting Group, LLC F5 Enterprises, LLC Peredo & Associates, LLC R & B Security, LLC CertaPro Painters of Louisville and Southern Indiana # # # # About Greater Louisville, Inc. Greater Louisville Inc. is the metro chamber of commerce, dedicated to connecting and growing businesses.  We lead economic development for the region, driving job creation and entrepreneurship.  GLI is committed to transforming our community by improving the region’s quality of life, advocating for a pro-business environment and developing a talented workforce. For more information, visit



2012 EnterpriseCorp Hot Dozen Announced

10/2/2012 11:35:40 AM

Louisville, KY (10/1/12) – The 2012 Hot Dozen Showcase honored 12 of the “hottest” emerging and fast-growth businesses from the respective client bases of the High Impact Program and the EnterpriseCorp’s Innovation Network.

These companies exemplify some of the high-potential work being done in the region’s entrepreneurial community. Past winners of the Hot Dozen include such stand outs as; GlowTouch Technologies (Inc. 500), Simpak International (Inc. 500), Genscape and Charah.

“Being a part of the Hot Dozen is a true honor – these are the companies with big picture thinking that are shaping the landscape of Louisville,” said Bobby Ferreri, EnterpriseCorp Executive Director, we look forward to their next steps and continued success.” 



Celebration of Small Business Inc.credible Award Winners Announced(1)

9/19/2012 02:52:36 PM

The 2012 Celebration of Small Business Luncheon, presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust, held today at the Galt House, aimed to Recognize. Celebrate. and Inspire. small businesses in Greater Louisville. Annually, the event recognizes the best and brightest in the field.

This year’s competition drew a record number of over 1,300 nominees and 139 candidates for the Inc.credible Awards, sponsored by Strothman & Company. A panel of 50 judges reviewed the 8 respective categories and Greater Louisville Inc. is proud to announce the following winners:


ZirMed Inc. is Approved for Economic Development Incentives for Considered Job Growth in Louisville

8/31/2012 09:45:54 AM

Louisville-based ZirMed, Inc is considering expansion and has been preliminarily approved for an economic development incentive at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. This project could create 85 new jobs, $6.9 million in new annual payroll and $5.2 million in new investment.

“ZirMed is a homegrown company and their consideration to expand in place, in Louisville, demonstrates its confidence in our city and the strong business environment we support,” said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.