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September 2018

Kentucky moves up in national business tax climate rankings

In the Tax Foundation’s just-released 2019 State Business Tax Climate Index, Kentucky moved from 33rd in the nation in the 2018 index to 23rd in the 2019 index, jumping ahead 10 spots and coming much closer in line with our neighboring states.* The Commonwealth’s increased competitiveness is a direct result of…

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New Flights & Job Growth for Greater Louisville

The Latest Regional Economic Development News Big news this month for Louisville and our surrounding counties as the region adds more direct flights, lands several new projects, and a local company gains national recognition. Sign Up for GLI’s Monthly Economic Development Newsletter.

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GLIDE Denver Yields Important Lessons for Louisville

(Louisville, KY) – Three days of discussions with Denver’s business, civic, and community leaders yielded valuable lessons for the 135 attendees of GLIDE 2018, presented by Stoll Keenon Ogden. Increasing regional collaboration on important initiatives to grow Louisville was the overarching takeaway for the group. “Denver is booming like never…

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Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center Launches Talent Pipeline Management Academy

FRANKFORT, Ky.— On September 17, 2018 the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center launched Kentucky’s Talent Pipeline Management (TPM) Academy with a two-day training session by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education and Workforce. In August, the Kentucky Chamber Workforce Center chose 40 Champions from across the Commonwealth to…

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Top State Policymakers meet with GLI issue committees

With a little more than 100 days until the start of the 2019 sessions in Frankfort and Indianapolis, GLI is deep into our planning process for next year—vetting and debating issues and strategizing on how to continue building on our successes in 2018 and 2017. A key part of that…

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2018 Congressional Candidate Survey

With the November 6 midterm elections just 50 days away, GLI is actively working to make sure that members of the Greater Louisville business community are as informed as possible when it comes to making decisions on who should represent our region in Washington. While GLI does not make candidate…

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GLI submits public comments on use of Volkswagen Settlement funds in Kentucky

GLI submitted comments on the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet’s draft mitigation plan for using funds from the Volkswagen Settlement. As a beneficiary of the settlement, the Commonwealth will receive approximately $20 million over the next 10 years but must allocate the funds in accordance with a consent decree agreed upon by…

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The Big Benefits of Buying Local

Published September 6th, 2018 in “Louisville Business First” The surest way to create more and better jobs in Greater Louisville is for those of us who live and work here to buy locally whenever possible. To be clear, Louisville (like every region) is at its best when its local businesses…

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GLI VICE PRESIDENT SELECTED FOR NATIONAL EDUCATION FELLOWSHIP; WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER JOINS STATE ACADEMY GROUP

Deana Epperly Karem, GLI’s Vice President for Regional Economic Growth was recently selected by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE) to study education attainment along with 20 chamber of commerce professionals from communities throughout the United States. The Fellowship for Education & Talent Development is an immersive executive…

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Welcome to the Club: Our New Investors & Renewals

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the companies who have joined GLI and those who have renewed. Thank you for investing in our mission to accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness throughout the Greater Louisville region.  If you know of a company interested in accelerating the region…

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