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November 2018

Business Expansions, Closures, and a 600-Acre Development for Greater Louisville

The latest economic development news from Greater Louisville Inc. $65M Distillery Expansion in Bardstown The expansion will add a visitors center, new barrel warehouses, a new bottling line, and will increase its holdings of aging bourbon. It’s expected to create more than 20 new full-time and part-time jobs. New 600-Acre Office…

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GLI-backed legislation leads to a win-win for employers and ex-offenders

Having trouble finding skilled, reliable employees? Need help with production? Thanks to GLI-backed legislation passed by the General Assembly, there is a new workforce program in Kentucky aimed at addressing both of these problems but has the added benefit of helping prison inmates acquire marketable work skills and earn wages…

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$5 Billion Impact on Greater Louisville

“The more you give, the more you receive.”  This popular adage has been used for decades to describe everything from athletic prowess to self-actualization. I’d like to put forward that this is true, but in some cases giving even a small amount can generate an exponential impact. Look no further…

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A simple policy fix to support minority & women-owned businesses in Kentucky

Minority and women-owned businesses are a key part of Greater Louisville’s regional economy and reflect the diversity of our region. GLI recently sent a letter to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin recommending a simple policy adjustment that could help these businesses grow and expand their operations. Like many states, Kentucky offers…

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#ShopSmall Businesses on Saturday, November 24th

(Louisville, KY) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) is once again encouraging shoppers to spend some of their holiday dollars locally during Small Business Saturday. This year GLI joined the Small Business Saturday Coalition to promote this annual celebration. Hundreds of vibrant small businesses across the Greater Louisville region, organized by…

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GLI Statement on Topgolf Lawsuit

“Once again, Steve Porter is profiting off of fear and trying to stifle Louisville’s growth.  He is using the court system to try to stop or delay Topgolf and its 500 jobs, despite strong public support for the project.  The residents that both oppose and support this project weighed in…

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New NLRB definition of joint employer is a step in the right direction

GLI submitted comments last week in response to the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the federal definition of “joint employer” status. In case you’re not familiar, joint employer is a term used to describe the legal relationship between two business entities that are deemed jointly…

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Greater Louisville Foundation Receives $10,000 Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) – The Greater Louisville Foundation received a $10,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to be dedicated towards the GLI Workforce Inclusion & Education program to improve the workforce inclusion and education pipeline for underserved individuals in the Greater Louisville region. The grant funds will be allocated towards…

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Election 2018’s Impact on Greater Louisville

Divided government will return to Capitol Hill in 2019. Republicans in the U.S. Senate expanded their 51-seat majority, while Democrats flipped the House of Representatives. Congressman John Yarmuth will return to the Hill for a 7th term and is expected to capture the pivotal chairmanship of Budget Committee Chair. Indiana…

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GLIDE Denver Group Creates Action Plan

As you may have heard, GLI convened the attendees of GLIDE Denver for a follow-up meeting at the beginning of November.  In this gathering, we unveiled our takeaway one-pager and broke into groups to further discuss action plans to make our takeaways happen.  We received excellent feedback and we want…

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