Louisville Water partners with GLI, utilities to develop local economy

Louisville Water Company has partnered with Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company (LG&E KU), Greater Louisville Inc. and Louisville Forward to “Place a Bet on Louisville.”

The partnership of utility companies and economic developers gives more than 20 of the nation’s top site-selection professionals from 10 states and Canada a look at why the Derby City is a prime location for business growth and expansion.

John Launius, Acting Vice President, Regional Economic Development for Greater Louisville Inc., said attracting new economic opportunities is critical, now more than ever.

“While COVID-19 has certainly altered how we attract new businesses to our region, it has never been more critical that our economic development efforts continue moving forward,” Launius said.

Louisville’s booming bourbon industry is among those economic development efforts.

Kelley Dearing Smith, Louisville Water Vice President of Communications and Marketing, said the partnership is a chance to highlight Louisville’s “liquid assets.”

“Louisville Water is part of the recipe of some of the world’s best-selling bourbons,” Smith said. “Fifteen distilleries use our water daily in addition to more than 20,000 businesses. Not many cities can boast their water treatment facilities rank as two of the best in North America for quality that goes above and beyond.”

Place a Bet on Louisville is a collaboration between GLI, LG&E KU, Louisville Water, and Louisville Forward.

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