Louisville makes big jump in national work-force ranking

Clarksville, IN ranked #7 on Nerd Wallet's Best Places to Start a Business in Indiana

Four Louisvillians named in Forbes 30 Under 30 for Manufacturing

TIME names Louisville in top 20 for America's Best Food Cities

Louisville ranked in top 10 cities for first-time homebuyers by Business Insider

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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 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.

Deana Epperly Karem
Vice President of Regional Growth
Emily Brandon
Program Manager for Global Talent and Workforce Inclusion
Sierra Enlow
Economic Development Manager
Vicky Fisher
Data Manager
Curt Martin
Director, Information Services
Stacey Servo
Talent Attraction & Development Manager
Melissa Smith
Director of Information & Data Analytics
Brynn Dalby Wenz
Administrative Assistant