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Sarah Davasher-Wisdom selected to join prestigious U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee

Washington, D.C. (September 16, 2021) — Greater Louisville Inc.’s president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, was one of 12 new executives selected for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100). Davasher-Wisdom will represent GLI and join the group of experienced leaders to advise the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors,…

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Op-Ed: House action on infrastructure is critical to Louisville’s economic growth

This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier-Journal on September 16, 2021 For most of us, infrastructure is a constant. You assume you will have access to safe and reliable roads and bridges to take you to work or on vacation. You assume water will come out of the faucet…

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GLI Issues Statement on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate

Greater Louisville Inc.’s president and CEO, Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, issued the following statement on President Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine and testing mandate for businesses with more than 100 employees.

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GLI’s Advocacy Efforts During Kentucky’s Special Session

After three busy and chaotic days, the General Assembly completed their work and adjourned late Thursday night for the 2021 Special Legislative Session. Kentucky lawmakers sent four bills to Governor Beshear, two of which he vetoed and two that he signed. The General Assembly quickly voted to override those vetoes…

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Greater Louisville Inc. hosts Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, shares local best practices

Louisville, Ky. (September 9, 2021) – Today, Greater Louisville Inc. hosted the Pensacola Chamber of Commerce as they visit Louisville to glean best practices related to community engagement. GLI collaborated with the Pensacola Chamber to connect them with local leaders and develop a two-day immersive, learning experience in Louisville. GLI’s…

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Special session to address COVID to begin Tuesday

After more than a week of speculation and negotiation, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear called the General Assembly back into a special session beginning 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 7. The special session will specifically address the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic as the Commonwealth sees surging infection rates and hospitalizations….

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Greater Louisville Inc. releases updated federal legislative agenda

Louisville, Ky. (September 2, 2021) – Greater Louisville Inc. unveiled its 2021-2022 Federal Legislative Agenda which outlines the regional business community’s top priorities for the remainder of the 117th Congress. Supports for the region’s economic recovery remains a top concern, in addition to several long-term GLI policy priorities. “Our region…

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Greater Louisville Inc. Opens GLIDE Scholarship Applications

Louisville, Ky. (August 30, 2021) – Greater Louisville Inc. announced it will award two scholarships for outstanding members of the business community to attend GLIDE: Indianapolis. The purpose of these scholarships is to give two engaged members of the Greater Louisville community the opportunity to participate in this exciting, innovative…

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Infrastructure Bill Advances in U.S. House of Representatives

Earlier this week, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to advance the $1 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act by requiring a stand-alone vote on the Senate-passed bill by no later than September 27th.  The bill was originally tied to a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package which would impose massive tax…

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OP-ED: Growing workforce shortage highlights pervasive, long-term issues

This article originally appeared in Louisville Business First on August 25, 2021 If you have yet to notice a growing number of ‘now hiring’ signs, or advertising of generous pay increases and sign-on bonuses, you surely have experienced increased wait times at popular restaurants, long check-out lines at retailers, and…

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