Economic Development Restructuring Changes New City Offices

After a yearlong review, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has restructured and renamed the city’s economic development department. And the new Department of Economic Growth and Innovation will incorporate or replace several offices Fischer created in the last year. After six months, the $100,000 a year Office of Innovation is no more. Director Ted Smith will […]

GLI Helps 55 Businesses Grow Using Incentive Programs

Greater Louisville Inc. says it has helped 84 companies grow or relocate in the region since Kentucky expanded its business incentive programs in 2009. “All those (84 companies) total about 6,958 jobs, so it’s a significant amount of payroll being generated when we’re in the middle of a great recession and the economy is being […]

Reagan Accepts St. Louis Chamber of Commerce Job

Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan has accepted the position as President and CEO of the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association. Reagan issued a statement saying it has been an honor to serve the city’s business community and the bi-state region. From Reagan: “I’ve been blessed to work alongside a tremendous […]

GLI Chief Finalist for St. Louis Chamber Job

The president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. is a finalist for the top job at the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association. Since 2005, Joe Reagan has led the city’s chamber of commerce, which also serves as Metro Government’s chief economic development organization. The group receives most of its funding from private donations, […]

Officials Defend GLI After Lackluster Review From Brookings

Tomorrow, the mayors of Louisville and Lexington will announce the details of a study from the Brookings Institution on the potential for a super region between the two cities. The last Brookings study of Louisville was critical of several economic development efforts, including the city/county merger, the Bucks for Brains program and the creation of […]

Fischer’s Former Company Given Hefty Tax Breaks

A company recently owned by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer was recently awarded $1.2 million in state tax breaks which it can collect over the next decade if it meets wage and hiring requirements. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority gave the incentive package to the Dant Clayton Corporation last week on the condition it add […]

Ford CEO Alan Mulally Praises Louisville

Ford CEO Alan Mulally praised Louisville in a speech Tuesday night at the KFC Yum Center. Mulally was the keynote speaker at the Greater Louisville Inc. annual meeting.

Ford is in the middle of a $600 million retooling of the Louisville Assembly Plant. Mulally hailed the new model of the Ford Escape, which will be built at the plant, as revolutionary.

GLI Leaders Leave for Pittsburgh Today

by Stephanie Crosby About 300 business, government and education leaders from Louisville and Lexington are going to Pittsburgh today. The fact-finding trip is coordinated by GLI and Commerce Lexington. GLI spokesperson Carmen Hickerson says it’s the first time the two chambers of commerce have worked together on such a venture. “We’re really excited about this […]