The State Entrepreneurship Index ranked Kentucky No. 4 for its ability to create new businesses

Bourbon Country and Louisville, KY on Fodor’s 2015 Places To Go

Louisville comes in at number 16 on the list of the Top 40 Food Cities by 

Site Selection magazine placed Kentucky 8th in the country in its 2014 Top State Business Climate ranking

Louisville ranked #5 on the Top 10 New Brainpower Cities in America by

Louisville ranks 8th in Forbes’ 2014 America’s Most Affordable Cities

NerdWallet lists Louisville as one of the 10 “best large metro areas for homeownership”

Trivago names Louisville among “America’s 50 Best Value Destinations”

OpenTable lists Louisville among the “25 Most Romantic Cities in America.”

21C named among world’s top hotels in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List

Forbes Magazine lists Louisville as one of the top 20 markets with economic momentum going into 2014

Louisville ranks 8th in Apartment Guide/LearnVest’s 2014’s Most Affordable Cities for Living on a Budget

Louisville Named one of National Geographic Traveler's Best of the World destinations 

ShareCare ranks Louisville Number 2 in the “Top 10 Cities with the Strongest Social Ties"

Louisville’s 21c ranks No. 8 as “Top Hotels in U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and No. 1 in the South

Louisville ranked 7th in the “Top 10 Busiest Cargo Airports” in the world by Airports Council International

Value Penquin has ranked Louisville No. 6th in their “Top 20 Best Cities for Surgeons”   

Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked Louisville's KFC Yum! Center as the seventh-best arena or stadium for concerts in America

Louisville ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Compassionate Cities” by Charter for Compassion International

Hot Brown named one of “America’s Best Sandwiches” by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Mega Zips at Mega Cavern named one of “The World’s Craziest Zip Lines” by The Active Times

Zagat Restaurant Digest names Louisville’s NuLu as one of the “Top 20 Hot Food Neighborhoods”

NCAA ranks University of Louisville third in average season attendance for basketball.

Louisville Slugger Field ranked #2 in USA Today Travel’s “10 Best Minor League Ballparks in US.”


  • Services

  • Greater Louisville is a thriving city 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 get your deal done. 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 or expansion, facilitate the incentives process, expedite services, develop workforce solutions and introduce you to the business community.

    FINANCIAL INCENTIVES – GLI's economic development team can assist you throughout the incentives process. We have extensive experience with Kentucky's generous incentive programs , which were further expanded in 2009 with the passage of the Kentucky Business Investment Act (KBI).  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.

    BUSINESS CONNECTIONS – In addition to 2,000 member businesses, the Metro Chamber of Commerce has relationships with local, state and federal government, entrepreneurs, investors, educators, etc. through our economic, community and enterprise development divisions. 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, 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.

James Reddish
Vice President, Economic and Workforce Development
Emily Brandon
Program Manager for Global Talent and Workforce Inclusion
Lauren Roebuck
Director, Business Networks
Curt Martin
Director, Information Services
Meagan Bartholomew
Economic Development Marketing Manager
Melissa Smith
Economic Development Data Manager
Vicky Fisher
Data Manager