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Expanded child care program offers a boost to workforce development in Kentucky

A recent policy change in Frankfort will give a much-needed boost to workforce development in Kentucky by helping more children access high-quality child care and better positioning working parents to move up the economic ladder. Workforce development in Greater Louisville has long been one of GLI’s top policy priorities. Earlier…

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2019-2020 General Assembly Leadership Lineup includes Greater Louisville Lawmakers

Democrats and Republicans in the Kentucky General Assembly have selected a new slate of leaders and committee chairs for the upcoming 2019-2020 legislative sessions in Frankfort. These positions are important for setting not only the priorities of the individual parties but also the legislature itself. The parties select their internal…

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Familiarization Tour: Economic Development from the Outside In

The weather outside is frightful but the hospitality inside the Greater Louisville region is delightful.  This play on a holiday song is a fun way to overview the second annual Familiarization Tour (Fam Tour, for short) hosted by GLI. In November, GLI brought together seven site consultants from across the…

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Give JCPS Your Feedback on the Student Assignment Plan

Right now, you have an important opportunity to provide feedback on a serious matter that impacts our region.  The Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS) is soliciting community feedback on the current student assignment plan.  The online survey runs through December 21st.  The survey asks about everything from commute times on…

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Guest Content: Louisville Water’s Shelby County connection spurs outlet mall growth

The holiday shopping season has started and cars are pouring into the parking lot at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass in Simpsonville, Ky. Lots of people in the Louisville region will receive gifts this holiday season that were purchased at the regional outlet mall — and there’s a water…

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INVESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Scarlet’s Bakery

Founded In: 2014     By: Rachelle Starr Describe what your organization does in two sentences. Scarlet’s Bakery exists to employ, empower, and equip women that have been exploited or trafficked with a new career.  We don’t just hire people to bake cupcakes we bake cupcakes to hire people. Who do you…

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Welcome to the Club: Our New Investors & Renewals

We’d like to extend a warm welcome to the companies who have joined GLI and those who have renewed. Thank you for investing in our mission to accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness throughout the Greater Louisville region.  If you know of a company interested in accelerating the region…

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GLI AMBASSADOR SPOTLIGHT: Blair Gordon

Title: Managing Member Company: HR Affiliates How long have you been a GLI Ambassador? Started August, 2018 What is your favorite part about being a GLI Ambassador? My entire career has been devoted to starting and building businesses. Being an Ambassador provides me the opportunity to share in the excitement…

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Fix NLRB’s cloudy joint-employer rule and improve Kentucky’s business climate

Published by The Lane Report on December 7, 2018. We need clarity to improve Kentucky’s current business climate. Legal rulings have made the issue of interpreting joint responsibility for an employee by corporate franchisors and local franchisees confusing. Congress has an opportunity to fix the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)…

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Proposed “Public Charge” rule will harm our regional workforce

Immigrants have long stood as a central pillar of Greater Louisville’s economy. The region’s foreign-born population has been key to population growth, workforce participation, the development of a high-skill labor pool, and our regional startup and entrepreneurial scene. Ensuring that immigrants are able to continue contributing to economic growth in…

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