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Business community rallies around GLI Strategic Plan

Fundraising milestone shows strong support of Now Louisville Plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) announced a fundraising milestone for its five-year strategic plan, Now Louisville. The new plan outlines six pillars to guide the business community’s work through 2025 including innovation, startups, clusters, talent, inclusion, and connectivity and mobility. To date, GLI has raised over $2 Million from 37 businesses to support the core initiatives of the plan.

The plan identifies numerous programs and actions aimed at growing the regional economy, talent attraction and retention, inclusion, and economic development including the development of the Career Acceleration Network, and expansion of Live in Lou.

“We are thrilled with the initial outpouring of support from greater Louisville businesses,” said Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, president and CEO of GLI. “This resounding support shows that our business community believes in the Now Louisville plan and is ready to do what it takes to make greater Louisville the best it can be.”

New corporate funders of the Now Louisville plan include:

• Access Ventures

• Advance Ready Mix Concrete, Inc.

• Advanced Electrical Systems, Inc.

• Appriss, Inc.

• Baptist Health

• Bellarmine University

• Bramco, Inc.

• Buffalo Construction, Inc.

• Dean Dorton

• Dinsmore & Shohl, LLP

• DMLO CPAs

• ECT Services, Inc.

• Elite Homes / Arbor Homes

• Ford Motor Company

• Goldberg Simpson

• Koetter Construction, Inc.

• LDG Development, LLC

• Louisville & Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District

• Louisville Water Company

• MCM CPAs & Advisors

• Office Resources, Inc.

• Old National Bank

• Rogers Group Investments / Rogers Group, Inc.

• Stephen C. Gault Co.

• Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

• Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company

• The Rosa Mosaic Group

• Todd Asset Management, LLC

• V-Soft Consulting Group Inc.

“As a proud member of the Louisville community, Humana is delighted to offer our support to the Now Louisville plan and grateful for strong backing from our fellow businesses. The business community is sending a clear message that we are ready to create a more inclusive and forward-thinking city,” said Jennifer Willis, commercial region president of Humana and 2021 GLI Chair-Elect. “While this is a tremendous milestone, I am looking forward to continuing to work with our business community to ensure we secure the additional resources needed to execute the plan to its full extent.”

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