Greater Louisville, Inc. – The Metro Chamber of Commerce
As The Metro Chamber of Commerce, Greater Louisville Inc. helps grow businesses and our regional economy. GLI offers one-on-one support for individual businesses during every stage of development, while representing the collective needs of the community, including pursuing pro-growth policies, talent strategies, economic development investment, and inclusion. As an investor-led nonprofit, it’s this organization’s business to help your business. Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI) works diligently to be the voice of the business community by:– Advocating for the community at the state and federal level.– Creating unique programming and initiatives to help your business be successful.– Solving your talent attraction, retention, and workforce development needs. – Implementing strategies to grow the regional economy.
INVESTOR BENEFITS As a member of the Chamber, here are a few of the ways investors benefit: – Promotion and visibility with ribbon-cutting ceremonies, event partnership opportunities, the GLI Ambassador program, and other GLI committees. – A variety of events and opportunities to network, plus the opportunity to use GLI meeting and event space. – Cost savings programs like discounted health insurance, HR and staffing solutions, cybersecurity, and notary services. – And, so much more! If you are not yet an investor in Greater Louisville Inc. and want to take your business to the next level, click here for information on joining as an investor. To discuss the benefits of your organization joining the Chamber, contact Brian Schneider, Director of Investor Development.
GROWING THE REGIONAL ECONOMY GLI works to influence growth in the regional economy through business attraction and expansion. A true regional economy requires the collaboration of distinct communities working together to retain and attract an educated and plentiful workforce, enabling the region to grow, thrive and prosper. Only when each of us succeeds do we all succeed – and that includes our regional communities. The Greater Louisville region is made up of 15 counties surrounding the Greater Louisville and Southern Indiana areas, home to more than 1.4 million people and over 58,000 businesses. GLI is here to support your organization whether you’re ready to move counties or expand your footprint. With any questions, email Ben Pratt, Chief of Regional Economic Growth, SVP.
NETWORKING & EVENTSWhether you’re looking to promote your business or make connections, GLI can help! Our brimming schedule of events offers many opportunities to grow your network by creating business connections and advertise your business, learn from industry leaders, explore new and established venues throughout the region, participate in discussions on advocacy, and more! In addition, our Investor Relations team can help to promote your business through ribbon-cutting ceremonies, social media promotions, and more.
TALENT & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT GLI puts strong efforts towards talent attraction, retention, and workforce development, as these are challenges that many employers are facing. Our team has developed great solutions to navigate an evolving workforce with strategies that best meet your needs. Whether you are relocating to the region and looking to recruit talent, upskill/reskill your current workforce, build talent pipelines, or expand/sustain current operations, GLI can assist you in navigating Greater Louisville’s robust workforce ecosystem. WORKFORCE ECOSYSTEM HUB: GLI has developed a robust online platform to help both employers and job seekers identify opportunities and partnerships in our community. These include workforce partners, training programs (free and fee-based), financial aid, apprenticeship resources, and more! Employers can also find resources to eliminate barriers to work, and upskill/reskill their workforce, as well as info on state and federal funding available to supplement the cost of that training. JOB SEEKER RESOURCES: Search the region’s largest local-only job board at LiveinLou.com/jobs and connect with employers who are looking for talent like you with GLI’s Job Seeker Connection Program. For new-to-Lou residents, connect with City Champs Ambassadors and explore relocation resources. And, if you are a college student, join Live in Lou’s professional and leadership development program called Finding You in Lou. LINKEDIN TALENT INSIGHTS: Through a partnership with LinkedIn, GLI can develop customized campaigns to help you hire that hard-to-find talent. We analyze available talent across the U.S., identifying geographical areas where the supply of that talent outpaces demand, where salaries and/or cost of living are comparable or beneficial to Greater Louisville, and curate a list of potential candidates who fit those parameters. We then contact the candidates on your behalf and send qualified, interested candidates to your inbox. With any questions, email Christine Tarquinio, Vice President, Talent, Workforce, & Brand Strategies. PRIVATE LABEL CAMPAIGNS: If you are looking to expand your business or need to fill large numbers of open positions, GLI can build a customized talent attraction campaign for you. Utilizing data gathered from their Talent Insights partnership, GLI will build a customized digital ad campaign to attract needed talent. The GLI team develops the creative, place and monitor the media, provide weekly optimizations, and reports regularly on engagement. Your role? To accept resumes, interview, and hire great candidates. For more information, email Christine Tarquinio, Vice President, Talent, Workforce, & Brand Strategies.
ADVOCACY On the local, state, and federal levels, GLI produces publications to inform policymakers and the business community about key issues and initiatives that will move the Greater Louisville region forward. Check here to see what concepts GLI will be promoting or to see how policymakers have chosen to stand for business. As an investor-driven chamber of commerce, GLI’s public policy committees, made up of regional business leaders, take the lead in developing GLI’s positions on public policy issues at the local, state, and federal levels. All GLI investors are eligible to serve on one or more of the six Issue Advisory Committees. To learn more about joining a committee, email us.
LIVE IN LOU Live in Lou is the region’s premier talent attraction and retention initiative. GLI has developed a suite of tools to assist you as you recruit top talent to the region. Employers can post open jobs, download relocation information, and point candidates to information on what makes Greater Louisville unique. Also check out the City Champs Ambassador Program that connects new or prospective residents with trained city ambassadors to provide a warm and friendly welcome.