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March 15, 2017 4:25pm

#WINNING: GLI’s Regional Economic Development Partnership Starts 2017 Strong

GLI’s Economic Development team is off to a stellar start with 6 company locations and expansions in 2017.

Cambridge Technology Enterprises, an international IT service management company, opened a Louisville office in 2015.  The company is in the process of creating a joint venture, focused on Cloud implementations/managed services and Application development, with a headquarters in Louisville. This lead was brought in by the Small Business Development Center housed inside GLI and GLI’s Economic Development team worked with the Cambridge Technology team to finalize their expansion.

DCL Logistics decided to expand their presence in Jefferson County in January. The California- based logistics and supply chain solutions company specializes in e-commerce and retail fulfillment. DCL will construct a 162,500-square-foot office and warehouse complex on three vacant parcels of land on Louisville’s south side.  GLI connected DCL with Louisville Forward to execute a tax incentive package and to close the deal. They expect to add around 90 jobs in the coming years.

In February, Ernst & Young (EY) announced it will invest $4.35 Million in a new downtown facility, creating 125 jobs in Louisville.  The international business services firm will open a brand new office for executive support, the fourth of its kind for the company in the United States.  GLI’s Economic Development team received the original inquiry from EY when they were looking for locations to expand.  GLI connected EY’s team to Louisville Forward to execute a tax incentive package to close the deal.

ISeeYouCare, which is headquartered in Evansville, IN, is responsible for the eDoc® Telemidcine product and expanded into downtown Louisville in January.  The company will build different application for the system to deploy with a usable database of over 800,000 patient case histories. These case histories of what intervention(s) or clinical decision making directives produced a positive and desired outcome as well as those which did not, represents the most knowledge-based clinical decision support technology currently in development. GLI’s team assisted ISeeYouCare in securing office space this year and ultimately deciding to open an office in Greater Louisville.

Shoemagoo, a retailer of liquidated branded footwear for women, men and children, is planning a $3.47 million investment to relocate its California facility to Louisville, which will provide significant cost savings on freight and shipping thanks to the UPS Worldport. The move will create up to 50 jobs in Louisville. Thanks to a referral from GLI, Louisville Forward and Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority approved the company for tax incentives in February.

Wiers Fleet Partners, a trucking maintenance company with several locations in Indiana, expanded to Louisville in January.  The new service center on Allmond Avenue created 15 jobs. GLI helped Wiers connect with several regional partners to find the right location for their specific needs.