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 distilleries 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!


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

Rebecca Fleischaker, Director, 502.574.2974
Rebecca 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. She also directs the Small Business Development team. 
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. 


Alex Mercer, Louisville, Louisville Forward, economic development, manufacturing, logistics

Alex Mercer, 502.574.6279
Charles specializes in the Logistics and eCommerce sector and supports economic development of businesses in the Advanced Manufacturing sector. 


Josh McKee, Louisville Forward, Louisville, Workforce Development

Joshua McKee, 502.574.1526
Joshua focuses on workforce development and works closely with Kentuckiana Works to grow Louisville's high-skilled talent pipeline. 


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, as well as the Louisville Film Commission. 

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