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December 2018

Inaction has its consequences for the city of Louisville

NOTE: This editorial was adapted from a speech given on December 14th, 2018 at “Tomorrow’s Talent: Workforce & Education Summit” & published in “Louisville Business First” on December 18th, 2018. As 2018 draws to a close, I want to focus on our region’s efforts to compete economically with our peer cities,…

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The Latest Economic Development News from Greater Louisville

Louisville Water Pipeline to Shelbyville Louisville Water will install up to eight miles of water main along Interstate 64 from near the Jefferson/Shelby County line to near highway 55 in Shelby County.  Louisville Water already has a large water main and an elevated storage tank near the county line.  …

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GLI Unveils 2019 State Legislative Agenda

Before a crowd of business, civic, and community leaders, Greater Louisville Inc., the Metro Chamber of Commerce, released its legislative priorities for the upcoming sessions in both Kentucky and Indiana. “We are only as strong as the investors engaged with us and this agenda was created by those same individuals…

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Governor calls special session to tackle pension crisis

Yesterday afternoon, Governor Matt Bevin called the Kentucky General Assembly into a special session that began at 8:00 pm in the evening. The session will focus on Kentucky’s multi-billion dollar public pension crisis. Bevin cited the negative impact of looming credit downgrades on the Commonwealth’s fiscal health as a key…

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Expanded child care program offers a boost to workforce development in Kentucky

A recent policy change in Frankfort will give a much-needed boost to workforce development in Kentucky by helping more children access high-quality child care and better positioning working parents to move up the economic ladder. Workforce development in Greater Louisville has long been one of GLI’s top policy priorities. Earlier…

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2019-2020 General Assembly Leadership Lineup includes Greater Louisville Lawmakers

Democrats and Republicans in the Kentucky General Assembly have selected a new slate of leaders and committee chairs for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative sessions in Frankfort. These positions are important for setting not only the priorities of the individual parties but also the legislature itself. The parties select their internal…

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Familiarization Tour: Economic Development from the Outside In

The weather outside is frightful but the hospitality inside the Greater Louisville region is delightful.  This play on a holiday song is a fun way to overview the second annual Familiarization Tour (Fam Tour, for short) hosted by GLI. In November, GLI brought together seven site consultants from across the…

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Give JCPS Your Feedback on the Student Assignment Plan

Right now, you have an important opportunity to provide feedback on a serious matter that impacts our region.  The Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is soliciting community feedback on the current student assignment plan.  The online survey runs through December 21st.  The survey asks about everything from commute times on…

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Guest Content: Louisville Water’s Shelby County connection spurs outlet mall growth

The holiday shopping season has started and cars are pouring into the parking lot at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Ky. Lots of people in the Louisville region will receive gifts this holiday season that were purchased at the regional outlet mall — and there’s a water…

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INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Scarlet’s Bakery

Founded In: 2014     By: Rachelle Starr Describe what your organization does in two sentences. Scarlet’s Bakery exists to employ, empower, and equip women that have been exploited or trafficked with a new career.  We don’t just hire people to bake cupcakes we bake cupcakes to hire people. Who do you…

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