Business Services & Tech


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Leading the way for global innovation.

Since 2011, the city of Louisville has added nearly 3,500 tech jobs — a 10% increase — and in 2020, the tech business ecosystem had grown by 32%. Real estate firm CBRE listed Louisville as a ‘Next 25’ Tech Talent market for three years in a row, and telecommunications company Suddenlink ranked the city in the ‘Top 10 Most Tech-Ready Cities’ and ‘Top 10 Affordable Cities for Living and Working in Digital.”

GLI’s TechFirst Network is a collaborative of top-level industry leadership in tech and tech-related companies that come together to share best practices and engage to support, inform, and develop meaningful growth initiatives within the region’s technology industry. TechFirst’s mission is to support and grow Greater Louisville’s technology eco-system through the development of talent pipelines, a strong innovation culture, and resources.

Furtherance of a regional technology sector that focuses on existing cluster targets of electric vehicle battery production and artificial intelligence will position the region for continued growth.

Greater Louisville offers a broad variety of tech training programs targeted at bringing more diversity to the tech industry by offering free courses to low-income and marginalized populations. In 2019, a regional initiative called LouTechWorks launched in partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools and regional higher education institutions to expand pathways to learning tech skills through new certifications and degrees, allowing the region to radically scale its talent pipeline.

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Top 10 Business Services & Tech Employers

Company Full Time Employees
AIG 49,600
Mercer 25,000
Computershare 14,000
ADP 1,000
Appriss | Bamboo Health 731
Baird 293
MCM CPAs 248
EY 223
El Toro 134
PWC 112