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.


GLI Honors Small Business with Upcoming Inc.credible Awards

8/30/2012 10:04:48 AM

Greater Louisville Inc.’s much-anticipated 2012 Inc.credible Award winners will be announced on September 11, 2012 during the Celebration of Small Business Luncheon, presented by Commonwealth Bank & Trust. Now in its 12th consecutive year, the event recognizes and celebrates the over 25,000 small businesses in the area and their big impact on Louisville and beyond.



Mark Halperin to Headline GLI’s Legislative Appreciation Dinner

8/15/2012 02:19:15 PM

Now in its third year, Greater Louisville Inc.’s Legislative Appreciation dinner provides an opportunity for business leaders from across the region to hear from one of the nation’s leading political authorities and honor Jefferson County’s elected officials.

On September 26, GLI is pleased to welcome Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, covering politics, elections and government for the magazine and Halperin is also the co-author of the New York Times #1 best-seller Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, Palin and McCain, and the Race of a Lifetime.


Emerging Minority Business Award Nominations Sought(1)

8/2/2012 04:07:04 PM

Greater Louisville Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce is now accepting nominations for its annual award recognizing emerging minority businesses. As part of the Louisville Defender Newspaper’s 2012 Business and Professional Achievement Recognition Luncheon, GLI will present an outstanding local company with the Greater Louisville Inc. Emerging Minority Business Award.



Louisville to Host National Convention of Chamber Executives

8/1/2012 01:34:19 PM

Louisville (August 1, 2012) -- Louisville will host 1,000 chamber of commerce executives and partners from North America and overseas for the annual national convention of American Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE). The convention will begin today and run through Saturday, August 4th at the Kentucky International Convention Center. The national convention was recruited to Louisville by Greater Louisville Inc. "We are excited to welcome so many of our fellow chamber professionals to Louisville,” says Tracee Troutt, interim CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. “This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase the region and the hard work we do to be a driving force for transformation." “ACCE is pumped to bring its annual convention to Louisville,” says Mick Fleming, ACCE’s president. “Over the next few days our members will experience this vibrant downtown, hear from pundits, practitioners and global corporate leaders. Everyone we meet is making us feel welcome, and we’re getting a great taste of what makes the region unique.” Highlights of the conference include presentations by David Novak, Chairman & CEO of Yum! Brands Inc, Katty Kay, Anchor of BBC World News America, Rana Foroohar of TIME Magazine and James Cunningham, President & CEO of Funny Money Inc.  The annual meeting will include a bevy of additional speakers, educational opportunities, networking and idea sharing from some of the best-run chambers in the world. For more information on the conference, session and speakers, visit Special clearance is required, to cover portions of the meeting, please contact Meredith Siemens at Please also note that David Novak’s presentation is open only to registered conference attendees.    #### 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 About American Chamber of Commerce Executives Established in 1914, ACCE is the only national association uniquely serving the professional development needs of individuals managing chambers of commerce throughout the United States and Canada. Representing more than 7,300 chamber professionals, ACCE enhances the knowledge, leadership skills, and management effectiveness of chamber executives and their staffs through education, trend analysis, benchmarking, and best practices. ACCE promotes the highest standards of professional excellence and integrity within the chamber profession.



Tax commission meeting an opportunity for business to share

7/26/2012 03:35:13 PM

Kentucky’s tax code is a critical component of our region’s competitiveness. It directly and dramatically impacts our ability to attract and retain jobs, increase business investment and develop a talented workforce. Ideally, the manner in which Kentucky raises revenue and how it chooses to spend it should align with a vision of what we want for our state, now and in the future.

On July 10, Louisville area businesses have an important opportunity to share their views on Kentucky’s tax code at a public meeting of the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Commission on Tax Reform. The Louisville session, one of several the commission is holding around the state, will be held from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Highland Middle School Auditorium, 1700 Norris Place. Through these forums, commission members are seeking input from citizens and business leaders about the good, the bad and the frustrating elements of Kentucky’s system of raising money to fund government programs and operations.


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

7/26/2012 01:31:05 PM

Three companies considering Louisville for expansions or new locations were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects could create 43 new jobs, $1.8 million in new annual payroll and $8.6 million in new investment.