Workforce Development

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. Most recently, Livability ranked Louisville the 28th best place to live in the United States, citing an abundance of parks, museums, restaurants and community events, in addition to affordable housing and rental rates.

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. In 2018, Glassdoor named Louisville at top 20 city for job hunters. Similarly, Louisville also continues to attract a young educated workforce; SmartAsset named Louisville a top 10 city for new college grads, and a top 15 city where millennials are moving.

Who we are
Here in Louisville, we know it takes a village, which is why we convene the largest workforce players in the city and region. Each agency below meets regularly to address today’s workforce needs and plan for those of tomorrow. We encourage you to check out our special initiatives aimed at prepared Louisville's workforce for the future. 





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The Department of Economic Development within Louisville Forward has a dedicated Workforce Solutions Manager to serve as the concierge for all things related to workforce for businesses and companies located in or looking to locate in Jefferson County. Workforce Solutions within Economic Development works closely with site selection consultants along with Louisville’s education system, higher education institutions, nonprofit, workforce development partners, and innovative workforce development programs.


Joshua McKee, Ph.D.
Senior Economic & Workforce Development Manager
(502) 574-1526




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As the Region's Workforce Development Board,we connect area employers with skilled, qualified workers and help residents of Louisville Metro, Bullitt, Henry,Oldham,Shelby, Spencer,and Trimble counties find jobs, education, and training. As a service to employers, job seekers, and policymakers, KentuckianaWorks monitors economic data to offer locally relevant analyses and career-planning tools.



Aleece Smith 
Sector Strategies Coordinator
(502) 574-4741



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Greater Louisville Inc. connects businesses with opportunities to engage with tomorrow’s workforce and education initiatives.Whether you are locating in the region, expanding, or sustaining your current operation, we can help you find the best resources and opportunities to meet your talent needs.



Christine Tarquinio 
Vice President of Talent, Workforce & Brand Strategies
(502) 625-0052

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