• Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is GLI part of Metro Government? 
    How is GLI governed? 
    Is GLI part of the U.S. Chamber or Kentucky Chamber? 
    Does GLI endorse candidates or have a PAC?  
    How is GLI funded?  
    Why is the chamber so involved with education?  
    Why is GLI involved in regionalism?   

    Is GLI part of Metro Government?
    No. Greater Louisville Inc. is an independent not-for-profit organization, separate from Metro Government. GLI is on contract with Metro Louisville to provide certain economic development services for the region, but remains an independent entity. GLI works closely with government partners on the local, state and federal levels to improve our region’s business environment. GLI is where business leaders come together to drive job and wealth creation! More details... 

    How is GLI governed?
    Greater Louisville Inc. is private, non-profit 501(c) 6 organization.   It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 55 voting members.  GLI also has created seats for 45 non-voting representative directors who hold positions in particular community organizations that are aligned with GLI’s Mission.   

    The Executive Committee of the board oversees the operation and management of Greater Louisville Inc. and is made up of 20 elected members from the Board of Directors, plus the Mayor of Metro Louisville. Officers of board include the Chair, Chair-elect, immediate past Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. To access GLI's full governing body, click here.
    Is GLI part of the U.S. Chamber or Kentucky Chamber?
    No. Greater Louisville Inc. is an independent organization that serves as the Metro Chamber of Commerce and economic development leader for the Greater Louisville region.

    GLI is a member of both the Kentucky Chamber and the U.S. Chamber, and works closely with both organizations on business community priorities.

    GLI does not endorse political candidates, and does not support these efforts of either organization.
    Does GLI endorse candidates or have a PAC?
    No. Greater Louisville Inc. is a nonpartisan organization and does not endorse political candidates, maintain a PAC, or participate in campaign activities.

    GLI is committed to helping educate our members on issues that impact the competitiveness of our region and the ability of local companies to hire, grow and prosper. Through our advocacy efforts we provide resources to help members make informed voting decisions and get engaged on pressing business community issues.
    How is GLI funded?
    Greater Louisville Inc. is funded through a combination of membership dues, member contributions over and above dues for economic and community development activities, a contract with Louisville Metro Government to provide business expansion and attraction services, sales of sponsorships, events and other products, and various operating grants.

    Why is the chamber so involved with education?
    Quantum increases in educational attainment at all levels are the most fundamental and important component of developing a workforce capable of attracting, filling, and retaining new-economy jobs. 
    As such, one of the core objectives of GLI’s economic and community development strategy is attracting, retaining and developing an educated, highly-skilled and diverse talent pool for the region. 

    Why is GLI involved in regionalism?
    A true regional economy requires the collaboration of distinct communities working together to retain and attract an educated and plentiful workforce, enabling the region to grow, thrive and prosper.  Only when each of us succeeds do we all succeed – and that includes our regional communities.  The Greater Louisville economy and workforce transcend county and state lines, therefore too, should our thinking.

    Regions provide the economy-of-scale that can drive innovation and GLI is committed to fostering new ideas through networking regional assets and operating under a common mission with the counties surrounding us in Kentucky and Indiana.

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