Yarmuth on Washington Today: Too Much Gridlock

8/29/2011 04:54:23 PM  -  0 Comments

U.S. Congressman John Yarmuth spoke to a full house at GLI’s Capitol Connection lunch last week, discussing the current climate in Washington and some of the business issues pending before Congress. He drew laughs when he noted that Congress’s approval rating was around ten percent, and he wanted to know what the heck was wrong with that ten percent. He lamented the gridlock he sees in the capitol, and offered up that there were challenges coming from both sides of the aisle. He also rebuked those who call for dramatically-reduced federal spending, noting that some of Louisville’s largest employers – Humana, University of Louisville, UPS – would risk job loss if federal dollars were no longer available.

In a robust Q and A, he shared his thoughts on issues important to the business community, including the debt limit debate, lending for small businesses, health care reform, the stimulus, the trade agreements pending before Congress, special interest money in politics, and reauthorization of the surface transportation bill. A full video of his remarks will be posted at, so if you weren’t able to make the event, you can still hear his thoughts on these issues and more.



Who Doesn’t Love Free Money!?

8/24/2011 10:17:09 AM  -  0 Comments

From now until September 30, EnterpriseCorp and The Community Foundation of Louisville are accepting entries for the 2011/2012 Vogt Awards. Intended to recognize excellence in product innovation and inspire inventors to see their ideas reach full potential, the Vogt Awards provide up to $250,000 annually in grants.

That means, bring your idea to the table and take your chances at receiving the funding to take it to the next level!


GLI’s Intern to Earn Program Wraps a Successful Summer Internship Series

8/4/2011 09:41:41 AM  -  0 Comments

MacKenzie WoodwardMackenzie Woodward, GLI's Director of Talent Attraction and Community Development talks about a successful Intern To Earn Summer Series


It’s hard to believe the summer is already winding down and college students are getting ready to head back to school.  This also means our team here at GLI is saying farewell and keep in touch to these students as we wrap up a successful Intern to Earn Summer Engagement Series.


In its 2nd year, the Intern to Earn program is part of GLI’s Human Capital strategy and a Talent Attraction initiative.  Focusing on closing the gap between companies in need of fresh talent and interns looking to gain career experience, Intern to Earn aims to develop the talent pool necessary to meet future regional workforce needs, and connect the next generation of talent to the Greater Louisville community.   


The program and website offer a range of services for businesses and students, including internship development workshops, support for businesses with new and existing internship programs, a comprehensive database of internship openings and online tools and resources for businesses and students.