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Short-Term Relief & Long-Term Sustainability

Dear Friends, To best endure this crisis and come out of it strong, we must think about our situation in terms of both short-term relief and long-term sustainability. Right now the most immediate need is to save lives through additional testing and the manufacturing and acquiring of more personal protective equipment…

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COVID-19 Renewal Task Force

COVID-19 is affecting us all and the uncertainty is hard for everyone, but in the midst of it, we see groups working together like never before. It is clear that business leadership is imperative in addressing the short-term needs and the long-term recovery of this pandemic. Therefore, we have organized…

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GLI’s Guide to the Paycheck Protection Program

The CARES Act, the COVID-19 relief bill recently signed into law by President Trump, provides $350 billion of federally guaranteed loans to small businesses. The new program, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, was designed to help small businesses keep their employees on payroll throughout this crisis. The Paycheck Protection…

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Indiana updates and expands Stay-at-home order

Yesterday, Governor Eric Holcomb issued an update to a statewide stay-at-home order from last month. The order extends the stay-at-home provisions of an order from March 23rd, which allowed for individuals to leave their homes for necessities and permitted essential businesses to continue operating, The new order extends these provisions…

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GLI Launches New COVID-19 Crisis Support Hub, in Partnership with Local Organizations

Dear Friends, Today I am excited to announce the launch of a new COVID-19 Crisis Support Hub in partnership with Hatfield Media, the Louisville Independent Business Alliance (LIBA), Louisville Forward, and the University of Louisville College of Business. The website is a repository for COVID-19 resources for businesses and individuals, and was developed with content from KentuckianaWorks, Integrity HR, HR…

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Kentucky General Assembly sends 1-year budget bill to the Governor

The Kentucky General Assembly convened yesterday for the purposes of finalizing action on the “budget” and the various affiliated bills. As was expected they did just that taking action on the bills below and only these bills, all of which are budget related. 

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GLI Business Relief Challenge, Census Day, Upcoming Events & More

Dear Friends, I want to begin by talking about National Census Day, which is today. The Census is a critical tool that shapes our community. Not only does it determine the population count and demographic breakdown for our region, but it also determines district lines and representation in government. Most importantly,…

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KYGA20: Budget Update

The General Assembly returns to Frankfort today for the 51st legislative day to take action on the branch budgets and accompanying bills.

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GLI’s Guide to Federal Loan Programs for Small Businesses during COVID-19

There are currently two major federal loan programs for small businesses seeking aid during the COVID-19 crisis offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). One is the Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program or EIDL. This program was recently expanded by the CARES Act, the major COVID-19 relief bill passed…

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New Small Business Loan Program Brings $900,000 to Local Businesses, Let’s Raise More

BREAKING NEWS Dear Friends, I am excited to inform you that Mayor Greg Fischer announced today the creation of the Small Business Community Loan Program. The loan program was developed in partnership with Louisville Metro Government, Greater Louisville Inc., LHOME, Render Capital, and Lenderfit. This loan program is a $900,000 fund that will provide zero-interest loans to…

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