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November 3, 2023 11:01am

Greater Louisville Inc. hosts national site selectors to showcase regional assets, grow business attraction pipeline

Louisville, Ky. (November 3, 2023) – Greater Louisville Inc. hosted its annual Familiarization (FAM) Tour presented by LG&E KU Energy, which brought eight national site selectors to tour and explore the Greater Louisville Region. FAM Tour is a two-day immersive experience that includes community tours, presentations from regional partners, networking, and a panel discussion where site selectors share their immediate feedback on the region.

Site selectors toured Jefferson County, Oldham County, Southern Indiana, and Jeffersontown, and heard pitches from Trimble and Bullitt County representatives. GLI also gave attendees an authentic Greater Louisville experience with horse racing at Churchill Downs and dining experiences to showcase Louisville’s top-tier culinary scene.

“GLI’s FAM Tour is a unique opportunity to bring site selectors to our region and show them all the assets and opportunities we have to offer. These experiences keep Greater Louisville top of mind when their clients are considering expanding or relocating,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “FAM Tour is a critical storytelling strategy that GLI and our partners use to increase the number of business attraction and expansion projects in our pipeline.”

GLI serves as the regional economic development organization and manager of the Greater Louisville Partnership which works to bring in projects and leads to the region and narrow down their search for a specific county and site. The Greater Louisville Partnership represents 15 diverse counties and municipalities in Kentucky and Southern Indiana, who invest in the regional model for marketing and leads. GLI proactively markets signature industry clusters like advanced manufacturing and logistics, health care and aging innovation, and technology. In addition, GLI runs the region’s talent attraction campaign, Live in Lou, to bring top talent to fill open positions.

The 2023 FAM Tour culminated with “Looking at Lou”, an event open to the business community to hear directly from the attending site selectors on their feedback of the region’s opportunities and challenges. At the event, site selectors commended Louisville’s collaborative and regional approach to economic development, and stressed how important a strong regional framework is to economic development. They also admired the region’s high-quality of place, including its abundance of parks, recreation, and arts offerings. The experts encouraged the community to work on addressing crime, showcasing its diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, and explaining how environmental and social governance can be incorporated into company expansion or relocation decisions.

About Greater Louisville Inc.

Greater Louisville Inc. is the Metro Chamber of Commerce and represents 15 counties in Kentucky and Indiana. GLI’s mission is to grow businesses and the regional economy. GLI supports businesses during every stage of development and represents the collective needs of the business community by advocating for pro-growth policies and economic development investment, and deploying programming centered around attracting and developing talent and economic inclusion. GLI is the 2019 National Chamber of the Year and is one of only three percent of chambers nationally certified with 5-star accreditation status by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Learn more on social media @GLIchamber or visit www.greaterlouisville.com.