Workforce Development & Talent Attraction

The Louisville Metro area is a highly accessible, regional talent magnet which capitalizes on its central location, attractiveness of its high quality of life and low cost of living. Travel + Liesure named Louisville No. 4 Most Beautiful and Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. and the No. 9 Foodie City in America, citing its verdant park system, creative culinary scene and unique bourbon experiences.

Louisville’s robust workforce and affordable cost of doing business create a competitive advantage for companies operating in our region. As our population continues to grow reaching 1.3 million residents, we’ve seen an increase in jobs outpacing the national average. ranked Louisville the No. 3 Top Housing Market of 2023, and Gusto placed us at No. 4 in the U.S. for job growth in 2022. Similarly, Louisville also continues to attract a young educated workforce; U.S. News & World Report named Louisville a top 15 city for new college grads.

Bourbon barrel art installation downtown


Porch restaurant - lady eating fried chicken
Butchertown neighborhood in the spring


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