Greater Louisville Inc. - the Metro Chamber of Commerce (GLI) is the region's leading business organization. GLI leads business, community and economic development by providing a wide range of programs, products and services that support our member businesses, encourage entrepreneurial enterprises, and contribute to the growth and prosperity of the entire community.
Greater Louisville Inc.'s Mission
To accelerate economic growth, job creation and business competitiveness in the Greater Louisville Region.
Greater Louisville Inc.'s Vision
A Greater Louisville Region with an exceptional economy where businesses succeed and people thrive.
Greater Louisville Inc.'s Staff Values
Results-Oriented: Pursue Excellence
Collaborative: United in Work & Spirit
Flexible: Expect the Unexpected
Passionate: Driven to Achieve
Fun: Enjoy the Journey
Advancing Commerce & Community
In our work to help transform the 15-county/2-state region we call home, GLI is incorporating the aspirations and inspiration of small businesses as well as large companies. We're considering the needs of those opening their doors last year just as much as businesses operating over a century. Our efforts must nurture homegrown businesses while accommodating companies that relocate to our region. We commit to working towards a supportive business environment for traditional companies such as manufacturers and logistics experts and healthcare professionals right alongside those in the high-tech, digital and creative and entrepreneurial marketplaces.
Greater Louisville Inc. is private, non-profit 501(c) 6 organization. It is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of 55 voting members. GLI also has created seats for 45 non-voting representative directors who hold positions in particular community organizations that are aligned with the organization's purpose.
The Executive Committee of the board oversees the operation and management of Greater Louisville Inc. and is made up of 20 elected members from the Board of Directors, plus the Mayor of Metro Louisville. Officers of board include the Chair, Chair-elect, immediate past Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.
Greater Louisville Inc. is funded through membership dues, member contributions over and above dues for economic and community development activities, a contract with Louisville Metro Government to provide business expansion and attraction services, and various operating grants.
September 1997, Greater Louisville Inc. was formed through the merger of the Greater Louisville Economic Development Partnership and the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce.
In early 1998, GLI became a strategic economic development partner with Metro Louisville Government, leading business attraction and expansion responsibilities for the Louisville area. Also in 1998, GLI launched the EnterpriseCorp to assist and support fast-growth, entrepreneurial companies.
Today, GLI is proud to represent more than 2,300 businesses - in fact, one in every three Louisville workers is currently employed by a GLI member. GLI is supported in its work by our more than 300 Top Investors, who share our dream for the region. Their contributions support initiatives that encourage innovation, increase inclusion and create possibilities within the community.