Business Clusters

With its high quality of life and low cost of doing business, Louisville is home to many small and large companies which experience success in their industries. Because of our growth and business to business relationships in certain industries, Louisville's economic development efforts focus on five strong business clusters.

  •  Advanced Manufacturing - Forbes has called Louisville a manufacturing “boomtown” two years in a row
  • Business Services - includes back office operations to high-end consulting
  • Food and Beverage - we are home to companies, ranging from bourbon to the nation's largest restaurant headquarters to a vibrant locally-owned restaurant scene
  • Louisville has the largest concentration of Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care companies in the nation
  • Logistics - Louisville is within a day's drive of 2/3 of the U.S. population, and with the UPS WorldPort air hub, we provide an ability to get products to almost anywhere in the world overnight. For more information, please contact us or call one of our project managers to help you.​

Meet our team!

Scott Herrmann, Louisville, Louisville Forward, Economic Development, Jobs, Director, Business Retention, Business Expansion, Louisville Metro Government

Scott Herrmann, Director
502.574.3901

Scott oversees the economic development arm of Louisville Forward and works daily to attract new companies to Louisville, as well as expansions of businesses already located in our city. He also directs the Business Cluster team. 

 

Louisville, Kentucky, Economic Development, Rebecca Fleischaker, Louisville Forward, Louisville Metro Government, Small Business

Rebecca Fleischaker, Deputy Director
502.574.2974
Rebecca oversees and supports programs and initiatives designed to support new investment, business support, and job creation and retention in Louisville. She also directs the Small Business Development team. 
 

 

Brittany Allison, Bourbon, Bourbonism, Economic Development, Louisville, Louisville Forward, Foodie
Brittany Allison, 502.574.1343
Brittany specializes in working with businesses in the Food and Beverage sector, and serves as Louisville Forward's Executive Bourbon Steward. 

 

Sierra Enlow, Louisville Forward, Louisville, Economic Development, Business Services, Business Retention, Business Expansion
Sierra Enlow, 502.574.4596
Sierra specializes in working with businesses in the Business Services sector, and serves as the representative for the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) Board of Directors. 

 

Charles Helms, Louisville, Louisville Forward, Logistics, E-commerce, Ecommerce, Economic Development, Louisville Metro Government

Charles Helms, 502.574.4298
Charles specializes in the Logistics and eCommerce sector and supports economic development of businesses in the Advanced Manufacturing sector. He also supports work being done with the Brookings Global Cities Initative. 

 

Ben Moore, Benjamin Moore, Louisville Forward, Economic Development, Logistics, Lifelong Wellness and Aging Care, Louisville Metro Government, Louisville, Pride
Benjamin Moore, 502.574.1379
Ben specializes in working with businesses in the Lifelong Wellness and Aging sector sector, as well as the Louisville Film Commission. 
 
Matt Yates, Louisville, Economic Development, Louisville Forward, Advanced Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Louisville Metro Government
Matt Yates, 502.574.3730
Matt specializes in working with comanies in the Advanced Manufacturing sector, and supports economic development of businesses in the Logistics and eCommerce sector.

 

Gloria Fuqua, Workforce, Talent, Louisville, Louisville Forward, Economic Development, Louisville Metro Government
Gloria Fuqua, 502.574.1526
Gloria specializes in Workforce Development for all business clusters and coordinates with Kentuckiana Works.