The staff at Louisville Forward combines business attraction, expansion, and retention activities with all of the city’s real estate functions and talent development to present a unified solution for job growth and quality of place.
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Mary Ellen Wiederwohl, Chief of Louisville Forward
Mary Ellen Wiederwohl leads Louisville Forward – the city’s, integrated approach to economic and community development.
Rebecca Fleischaker, Director of the Department of Economic Development
Rebecca oversees the economic development arm of Louisville Forward and works daily to attract new companies to Louisville, as well as help businesses already located in our city expand. She also directs the Small Business Development team.
Email Rebecca, or call her at (502) 574-2974.
Business Cluster Project Managers
Email Alex, or call him at (502) 574-6279.
Joshua focuses on workforce development and works closely with Kentuckiana Works to grow Louisville's high-skilled talent pipeline.
Email Joshua, or call him at (502) 574-1526.
Ben specializes in working with businesses in the Lifelong Wellness and Aging sector, as well as the Louisville Film Commission.
Email Benjamin, or call him at (502) 574-1379.
Small Business Development Team
Christy focuses on development in east and northeast Louisville and specializes in providing resources and information for aspiring entrepreneurs and experienced business owners.
Email Christy, or call her at (502) 574-6235.
Jordan focuses on small business startup and development at the Nia Center Business Clinic.
Email Jordan, or call him at (502) 574-1140.