Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) understands economic growth is inextricably linked to diversity, equity, and inclusion. In this spirit, GLI is committed to fostering a business community where all people can thrive and show up as their most authentic selves. We know that our communities are more prosperous–financially, physically, and mentally–when equity is achieved.We recognize the systemic barriers that have prevented Women, LGBTQ+, persons with Disabilities, Veterans, Black, Brown, and Indigenous people from moving ahead, and our work is committed to correcting those injustices through our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts. These efforts are vital for the development, sustainability, and prosperity for a more vibrant community.
To this end, we are committed to:
Kentucky will thrive most when it positively attracts and retains the best national and international human capital and talent. To further this objective, Kentucky’s primary, secondary, and postsecondary education institutions should adequately support English as a Second Language (ESL), foreign language, and global competency programs.
In addition, state immigration regulations, public policies, and incentives in Kentucky should welcome and encourage top talent to settle in the Commonwealth. Immigration and positive domestic in-migration legislation should streamline compliance with immigration regulations for Kentucky’s businesses to thrive. GLI promotes and embraces diversity, inclusion, and equality. GLI strongly opposes any discriminatory legislation or regulation that might hinder any person’s desire to live and work in Kentucky.
To see local, state, and federal agendas and top legislative priorities GLI has in the diversity, equity, and inclusion space, click here.