Equity Impact Statement
Louisville Forward is committed to making Louisville a more equitable city and has drafted an Equity Impact Statement with goals for how the department will progress in that mission.
Equity Vision Statement
The Department of Economic Development provides accessible assistance for local businesses to find solutions for economic growth and retention, all while maintaining an intentional equitable focus around minority-, female-, and disabled-owned businesses, and ensuring equitable economic opportunity and impact.
Department Equity Goals
- Increase number of minority employees in local workforce in FY22
- Increase number of new minority-owned businesses by 2% in FY22
- Increase annual revenue for existing minority-owned businesses in FY22
- Provide equity training to department staff in FY22 b. Racial Equity Toolkit analysis