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February 2023

Greater Louisville Inc. welcomes inaugural class of Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Fellows

Louisville, Ky. (February 22, 2023) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) today hosted the first session of its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics (AML) Fellows Program. The cohort of nine is made up of up-and-coming industry leaders who are eager to connect with industry peers, witness innovation and thought leadership they may…

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Homeless ID bill advances in House

On Tuesday, the House Transportation Committee unanimously passed House Bill 21 to streamline the process for homeless individuals to obtain state identification cards. HB 21, sponsored by Rep. Randy Bridges (R-Paducah), amends the current process making it easier for those without a fixed address to access much-needed services including housing,…

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Income tax reduction signed into law

House Bill 1 lowering Kentucky’s personal income tax was signed into law Friday morning. This top priority for lawmakers builds on the tax reform legislation passed in the 2022 session, putting the commonwealth on the path of reducing, and eventually eliminating the individual income tax. HB 1 was a top…

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Greater Louisville Inc. to take local business, elected leaders to Boston for annual GLIDE trip

Louisville, Ky. (February 16, 2023) – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) announced that its annual trip to study peer cities, Greater Louisville Idea Development Expedition (GLIDE) presented by Norton Healthcare, is heading to Boston this fall. The 38th annual trip will focus on a range of topics including industry cluster innovation…

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Investor Perspective: Legacy Leaving Leadership: A CEO’s Role in Driving Positive, Sustainable Change

Legacy Leaving Leadership: A CEO’s Role in Driving Positive, Sustainable Change Since 2020, we’ve seen organizations across numerous industries and sectors make diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) commitments, pledging their time and resources to advancing this crucial work. They’ve hired chief diversity officers, invested behind committees and teams focused on…

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From the Desk of the CEO: February 2023

The past two years have set the bar high for our regional economy. With record growth and economic investment in 2021 and 2022, we knew 2023 had a lot to live up to. This week, as a result of GLI’s tireless advocacy over the last few years, the General Assembly…

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Bill to bolster health care workforce introduced

Representative Ken Fleming (R-Louisville) filed legislation on Tuesday aimed at addressing the critical shortage of workers in the healthcare industries across Kentucky. House Bill 200 establishes the Kentucky Healthcare Workforce Investment fund which is designed as a public private partnership to boost healthcare training programs in the commonwealth. The new…

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GLI statement on KY Senate Bill 150, other unwelcoming legislation

Greater Louisville Inc. issued the following statement after the Kentucky Senate Education Committee advanced Senate Bill 150 and has filed several other bills that target LGBTQ+ communities: “GLI is concerned by the advancement of Senate Bill 150 by the Kentucky Senate, and several other bills that have been filed to…

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GLI statement on KY House Bill 1 to decrease state income tax

Following the Kentucky General Assembly’s passage of  House Bill 1, Greater Louisville Inc.’s president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement:   “Today, the Kentucky legislature took an important step in continuing to make the Commonwealth more competitive by passing House Bill 1 and lowering the state’s personal income…

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Greater Louisville Inc. hires two accomplished strategists to support and grow existing businesses

Louisville, Ky. (February 8, 2022) – Greater Louisville Inc. has added two new staff members to its team of talented professionals. Dean Schlader joins GLI as vice president of business outreach and investor development. Clark Welch joins the chamber as director of economic development research and industry networks.

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