Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
× Greater Louisville Inc. The Metro Chamber of Commerce
 
 

Chamber

OUR STRATEGY

In our work to help transform the 15-county/2-state region we call home, GLI is incorporating the aspirations and inspiration of small businesses as well as large companies. We’re considering the needs of those opening their doors last year just as much as businesses operating over a century. Our efforts must nurture homegrown businesses while accommodating companies that relocate to our region. We commit to working towards a supportive business environment for traditional companies such as manufacturers and logistics experts and healthcare professionals right alongside those in the high-tech, digital and creative and entrepreneurial marketplaces.

VISION

A Greater Louisville Region with an exceptional economy where businesses succeed and people thrive.

MISSION

To accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness in the Greater Louisville Region.

HISTORY

In September 1997, Greater Louisville Inc. was formed through the merger of the Greater Louisville Economic Development Partnership and the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce.

In early 1998, GLI became a strategic economic development partner with Metro Louisville Government, leading business attraction and expansion responsibilities for the Louisville area.  Also in 1998, GLI launched the EnterpriseCorp to assist and support fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies.

GOVERNANCE

Greater Louisville Inc. is private, non-profit 501(c) 6 organization. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 55 voting members. GLI also has created seats for 45 non-voting representative directors who hold positions in particular community organizations that are aligned with GLI’s Mission.

The Executive Committee of the board oversees the operation and management of Greater Louisville Inc. and is made up of 20 elected members from the Board of Directors, plus the Mayor of Metro Louisville. Officers of board include the Chair, Chair-elect, immediate past Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Greater Louisville Inc. is funded through membership dues, member contributions over and above dues for economic and community development activities, and various operating grants. To access the GLI Member Directory click here