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From the Desk

Op-ed: Kentucky lawmakers must sustain and accelerate economic momentum during 2022 session

This opinion piece originally appeared in Louisville Business First on January 28, 2022 Last year, Greater Louisville’s regional economy proved we were not only open for business, but ready for unprecedented growth. New and existing businesses in our region announced nearly $7 billion of new investments and the creation of…

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COVID-19 Update: Latest updates on Omicron, federal vaccine mandate, & boosters

Over the holidays, COVID-19 reemerged with a vengeance in Greater Louisville due to the rapid spread of the Omicron variant. We are seeing a record positivity rate of 27% and astronomical case numbers in our region, like much of the state and the rest of the U.S. While science is…

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From the Desk of the CEO: 12/13/21

In the wake of the horrific tornadoes that devastated and destroyed many towns and communities in Western Kentucky, our hearts are heavy as thousands of our fellow Kentuckians grapple with major damage, destruction, and loss. As their devastation turns to grief, and that grief turns to rebuilding, our neighbors to…

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From the Desk of the CEO: 11.17.21

As we head into the holidays, GLI is hard at work preparing for the upcoming 2022 General Assembly Session and tracking Louisville Metro’s plan for spending American Rescue Plan dollars which will provide a huge influx of dollars that could be transformative for our region. It has also been a…

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From the Desk of the CEO: 10/19/21

We are just a week away from our 36th annual Greater Louisville Idea Development Exploration (GLIDE). In a few days, 120 of Louisville’s top business and civic leaders will be heading up I-65 to explore Indianapolis and specifically observe their economic development model and impressive progress in advancing racial equity….

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From the Desk of the CEO 9/23/21

We join our community in grieving the tragic and senseless murder of JCPS student, Tyree Smith, who was killed waiting at his bus stop on Wednesday. Tyree was an Eastern High School student with a bright future that was taken far too soon. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tyree’s…

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From the Desk of the CEO: 9/21/21

We are more than 18 months into this pandemic, and the duration remains uncertain. However, one thing is clear. The only way we can control the spread of COVID-19 and keep our economy running is to get as many people as possible vaccinated. Despite Pfizer’s BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine being FDA…

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From the desk of the CEO 8.18.21

Our region’s growing workforce shortage is consistently in the news and evident anywhere you go. The pandemic and its economic impacts are exacerbating these problems, but workforce issues existed in our region long before COVID-19. Access to career mobility is one part of our long-term workforce problem that GLI is…

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From the Desk of the CEO 7.22.21

With the third quarter underway we are officially halfway through the year, and I want to give a snapshot of the current state of our economy. I hope you take a few minutes to review our quarterly economic summary which we put out exclusively for our Top Investors. The trends…

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From the Desk of the CEO 6.28.21

A lot has changed since I last updated you. With the lifting of the statewide mask mandate and elimination of all capacity restrictions, the future of our economic recovery is bright. However, the current workforce shortage is posing a serious threat to many businesses as they struggle to find staff…

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