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September 6, 2017 3:14pm

GLI Applauds LRC’s Creation of Louisville Metropolitan Caucus

(Louisville, KY)- Greater Louisville Inc. is celebrating the creation of a Louisville Metropolitan Caucus (LMC) of legislators in Frankfort. This bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers will provide a forum for problem-solving and education on metropolitan, micropolitan, and suburban issues faced by the Greater Louisville region.

“I welcome the formation of the Louisville-Jefferson County Caucus in the Kentucky General Assembly,” Senate President Robert Stivers, (R) Clay County,  said. “As the largest city in our Commonwealth, Louisville continues to expand, which also means growth for surrounding counties. This new caucus brings legislators in from those border counties and gives them a seat at the table, which will benefit Louisville and the region as a whole.”

Greater Louisville faces unique challenges, different than many other areas in the Commonwealth, on issues like education, workforce development, real estate, taxes, and energy. The Louisville Metropolitan Caucus will provide a forum for legislators to discuss these issues and seek out customized solutions to benefit the region.

“Convening this group on a regular basis will create a lasting understanding and unity that is enjoyed by the members of other caucuses. The goal is to bridge geographic and political divides,” Rep. David Osborne, (R) Oldham County, said.

“Louisville’s successes and challenges are very important to my district. This is a great opportunity for a unified voice to ensure growth and work together on solutions that will benefit the entire region,” Rep. Jeff Greer, (D) Meade County, said.

The new Caucus will also provide an opportunity for lawmakers from different regions to understand the multitude of nuances on issues concerning Economic Development incentives, Infrastructure, Public Transportation, Roads and Bridges—Maintenance and Construction, Tourism, Education, Workforce Development & Capital Construction, all of which greatly impact metro and micropolitan areas.

“Kentucky’s demographics are changing. For the first time in the Commonwealth’s history, we have more people living in urban and suburban settings than we do in rural settings,” Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, GLI’s Chief Operating Officer, said. “Now more than ever, it is time to come together and plan for our collective future.”

A longstanding priority of GLI, the LMC consists of Representatives and Senators from not only Jefferson County, but also Bullitt, Hardin, Henry, Meade, Nelson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Trimble counties.

 

For Immediate Release:  September 6, 2017

Media Contact: Alison Brotzge-Elder, abrotzge@greaterlouisville.com; 502-262-0359


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Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce is focused on growing the regional economy. As the region’s largest convener of business leadership, GLI leads economic and global outreach strategies focused on business attraction; nurtures the entrepreneurial eco-system; and champions the development of the community’s talent base.  As the voice of Greater Louisville’s business community, GLI advocates for a pro-business environment and facilitates businesses engagement on issues that impact regional competitiveness.  For more information, visit www.greaterlouisville.com.