Benchmarking our Deep Drivers against our peers allows us to see Louisville’s progress relative to communities like ours rather than in isolation. These benchmarks enable us to hold ourselves accountable for the work we are doing to create a more competitive city. The GLP is supported by a consortium of philanthropic partners allowing us to achieve our mission independently while remaining integrated into the community.
Peer cities are communities like Louisville. Every ten years, researchers at the University of Louisville perform an analysis of cities across the country using 70+ indicators that are almost exclusively economic in nature. Through a variety of statistical techniques, they cluster the results to come up with a list of cities most similarly situated to Louisville.