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GLI’s Supplier Diversity Program

Empowering Growth Through Diversity 

With the business landscape more competitive than ever, prioritizing supplier diversity can be an effective strategy in giving your business an advantage and boost to your bottom line. Diverse suppliers bring fresh perspectives and ideas, and investing in a diverse-owned business helps to build an inclusive local economy.

GLI's supplier diversity programGLI is committed to supplier diversity in our own organization and is working to make it more accessible to businesses across our region through a new program. GLI’s Supplier Diversity Program connects medium to large businesses with a network of minority-owned, woman-owned, LGBTQ+-owned, veteran-owned, and other underrepresented enterprises through a data-centered and customizable process. 

Our Approach: 

  • We tailor our strategy to meet your business’s unique goals.  
  • We work with your procurement staff to identify North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes that align with your corporate needs.  
  • We deploy a national search to fit your business’s specific supplier needs. While we prefer to source from the local community, our team also works to relocate and expand national suppliers to the region through the process. GLI is affiliated with prominent national directories and organizations, including WBENC, NGLCC, NMSDC, and, is expanding our reach and resource base regularly.
  • We use a transparent vetting process to ensure that all suppliers meet our high standards and are well-positioned to contribute to your business’s goals.  
  • We follow up and ensure longevity and growth of the partnership.  

Get Involved: 

  • Diverse Business OwnersFor Greater Louisville Businesses: If you want to diversify your supply chain and drive meaningful organizational change, contact Dana Johnson.
  • For Suppliers: Apply to join our diverse network. Please provide your business certifications (if applicable), ownership details, and operational proof to meet our program requirements to Dana Johnson.  

Join us in building a more inclusive and prosperous Greater Louisville. For questions about this offering, contact GLI’s senior director of diversity, equity, and inclusion, Dana Johnson.   

If you are a minority-owned business and would like to have additional information on how to become a certified minority-owned business, click here.