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GLI’s 2020 Kentucky Primary Election Day Guide

Originally scheduled for May 19, Kentucky’s primary election will now be held on June 23. While GLI does not endorse candidates for political office or get directly involved in elections, we strongly encourage members of the business community to vote and engage in the electoral process. With primary day quickly…

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GLI backs Metro proposal to support small businesses

In a letter to Louisville Metro Council leaders, GLI voiced support for a recently announced proposal to utilize CARES Act funds to support small businesses and eviction prevention efforts in Jefferson County. “I wanted to communicate to you GLI’s enthusiastic support for the city’s recent proposal to utilize $42 million…

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New PPP forgiveness applications now available

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and U.S. Treasury Department have released a new borrower-friendly Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application that takes into account the PPP Flexibility Act of 2020, which was signed into law by President Trump on June 5, 2020.

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GLI releases 2020-2021 Federal Agenda

Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), the metro chamber of commerce, releases its 2020-2021 Federal Agenda this week to help prioritize the ongoing advocacy work between the chamber and federal policymakers. “Building consensus on these legislative priorities empowers GLI to focus on policies that will greatly benefit our region’s economy. As we…

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Sherman Minton Renewal Project announces RFP and recommended plan for Bridge rehabilitation project

The Sherman Minton Renewal Project has announced the official Request for Proposals (RFP) to contractors and plan recommendations for the major bridge rehabilitation project in greater Louisville. The Sherman Minton Bridge is a key artery in our region, connecting Kentucky and Indiana and providing vital regional connectivity for businesses, workers,…

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SBA re-opens applications for Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program

The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has re-opened applications for the Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program. SBA stopped taking applications on April 15 due to demand. Applicants who have already submitted their applications will continue to be processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

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GLI joins coalition urging COVID-19 liability protections for employers

In a letter to Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, GLI joined a coalition of business and civic organizations stressing the need for legal liability protections for employers in the time of COVID-19. As we Restart Kentucky, uncertainty remains, and businesses and organizations must follow new requirements never before implemented. Critical and…

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GLI’s Guide to the Main Street Lending Program

The Main Street Lending Program is a federal business financing program administered by the Federal Reserve to support small and medium-sized businesses impacted by COVID-19. Authorized by Congress through the CARES Act, the program has a funding level of $600 billion. The Federal Reserve has not yet announced an official…

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Kentucky restaurants and other businesses to increase capacity soon

Kentucky restaurants and other businesses that have been operating at low capacity will soon be able to increase their capacity to 50 percent, according to Governor Andy Beshear. A business that has been operating at low capacity will be allowed to increase capacity one month after their original restart date….

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Congress updates key portions of Paycheck Protection Program

President Trump has signed into law a bill from Congress that includes key changes to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) to grant more flexibility for businesses to meet the program’s repayment requirements. Key changes include: the 8-week period that businesses have to restore staffing levels to pre-pandemic levels is expanded…

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