Community Resources

• GLI Advocacy

As the “voice of business” in the Greater Louisville community, GLI serves as an advocate for policies and legislation that will keep our region and state economically competitive. The purpose of the Public Policy Issue Advisory Committees is to examine a wide range of issues and determine the top advocacy priorities for Greater Louisville businesses.


• GLI’s Enterprise Corp.

A division of Greater Louisville Inc., Enterprise Corp. specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector. Enterprise Corp. has helped 35 clients secure over $37 Million in financing, and three of its clients have experienced $68 Million of liquidity.

(502) 625-0047


The Greater Louisville International Professionals (G.L.I.P.) showcases Louisville’s welcoming and inclusive nature by serving as a trusted source of information, conversations and connections between international professionals and the region’s business community. G.L.I.P. also offers a valuable forum for the area’s professionals or companies doing business internationally and thinking with a global perspective.

(502) 625-0071

• The Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging

The Institute applies a transdisciplinary focus connecting stakeholders in the aging services community to support optimal aging. As a proactive generator and comprehensive repository of knowledge in best practices, we enable our partners to approach aging as an ordinary part of life, not a disease.

(502) 852 – 5629

• Kentucky Innovation Network

Kentucky Innovation Network has been around since 2001 creating a network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies new and existing, and create jobs. They have thirteen offices located across Kentucky. The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation, along with local partners. Each office is staffed by experienced and educated business leaders (real people, local people).

(859) 246-3229

• Kentucky Life Sciences Council

The Kentucky Life Sciences Council is a 501(c)(6) trade association operating in conjunction with a 501(c)(3) foundation. Together they represent and support the life science community in Kentucky, providing “innovation services”/commercialization support, and public policy/advocacy. The mission of the Kentucky Life Sciences Council is provide advocacy and commercialization support that promote the life science community in Kentucky.



• Kentucky Science and Technology Corp. (KSTC)

The Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation (KSTC) is a private, nonprofit corporation committed to the advancement of science, technology and innovative economic development founded on Kentucky know-how. KSTC is a fast-paced leader with a reputation for developing and managing creative initiatives in education, economic competitiveness and scientific research.

(859) 233-3502

• Louisville Downtown Partnership

The Louisville Downtown Partnership’s (LDP) mission is to improve the economy of Louisville Metro by coordinating an aggressive public/private program to promote the redevelopment, vitality and economic growth of the Central Business District and surrounding areas and to promote Downtown’s quality of life by creating a safer, cleaner and more enjoyable environment. The Louisville Downtown Partnership was formed in 2013 and is comprised of two governmental entities: the Louisville Downtown Management District and the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation.

(502) 584-6000

• Louisville Forward

Are you considering growing your business? The city’s goal is to lend our support and see if we can assist in your business growth and workforce needs as well as help with any bumps in the road that you may be encountering. Find out what the city can do for you.

Louisville Forward is an integrated approach to economic and community development. Louisville Forward combines business attraction, expansion and retention activities, and talent and workforce attraction, with all of the city’s real estate development, land use and planning and design functions to present a unified solution for job growth and quality of place. We are your one-stop shop for finding your new business home and workforce solutions.

Keisha Deonarine, Economic Development Manager or (502) 574-4298

(502) 574-4140

• One Southern Indiana Chamber & Economic Development

One Southern Indiana proudly offers clients an entire toolbox of connection devices including a multitude of business networking events, cost-effective seminars and workshops, opportunities to engage with government policy makers, advertising and sponsorship offerings, and economic development assistance in the retention and expansion of existing employers and in attracting new jobs and investments to our region. Through government and workforce advocacy to quality connections and business training, One Southern Indiana is taking care of business – yours.

(812) 945-0266

• Small Business Development Center – Louisville Office

The Louisville SBDC provides one-on-one consultations at no cost to existing and potential entrepreneurs in the Louisville region. The Louisville SBDC also meets the educational needs of the local small business community by offering a variety of low cost training programs taught by industry experts and qualified SBDC Consultants.

(502) 625-0123

• University of Louisville Office of Technology Transfer (OTT)

The Office of Technology Transfer (OTT) facilitates commercialization of University innovations and supports University research by tailoring collaborative arrangements to fit particular commercialization and research needs. Our expertise helps serve the University’s mission – to be a premier, nationally recognized metropolitan research university – by promoting education, research, knowledge dissemination, innovation and entrepreneurship. Technology Transfer team members accomplish this mission by forming close relationships with University members and industry partners.

(502) 852-2965

• Vogt Awards

Since 1999, the Vogt Awards program has been funding product development and commercialization of ideas for founders from across the United States. The Awards are made possible by the Vogt Invention and Innovation Fund which is managed by the Community Foundation of Louisville with programming managed by GLI’s EnterpriseCorp. Each company selected by Vogt receives $20,000 in seed funding. This money is non-dilutive, meaning we take no equity. The $20,000 is designed to optimize your ability to make your first prototype(s) and test it in the market.

(502) 741-4037