Using research and data analysis to catalyze civic action.

The Greater Louisville Project provides research and data to catalyze civic action. By highlighting challenges in the four Deep Drivers of Change, the GLP engages the community in a shared agenda for long-term progress. Annually, the Greater Louisville Project publishes the “Competitive City Report,” tracking progress against key community indicators

Deep Drivers of Change

The Greater Louisville Project defines Deep Drivers of Change as the forces that bring about critical opportunities for leaders and communities striving for long-term progress. The Greater Louisville Project’s four Deep Drivers–Education, 21st-Century Jobs, Health, and Quality of Place–inform our civic agenda and build on momentum to catapult Louisville into the top tier among its peer cities.

As the Greater Louisville Project launched, six areas were identified through the Brookings Institution’s “Beyond Merger” report: primary education, postsecondary education, economic development, creating quality neighborhoods, investing in working families, and balancing metropolitan growth. Since then, GLP has honed in on four Deep Drivers of Change: Education, Jobs, Health, and Quality of Place. The Deep Drivers of Change signal a few big but attainable goals that can inform our civic agenda by highlighting both the possibilities and the challenges facing Louisville.


Ben Reno-Weber
Ben Reno-WeberProject Director
Aly Flagel Goldberg
Aly Flagel GoldbergProject Manager
Harrison Kirby
Harrison KirbyData Scientist
Nate Kratzer
Nate KratzerData Wizard
Monica Unseld
Monica UnseldDirector of Community Engagement

 About the GLP

The Greater Louisville Project is an independent, non-partisan civic initiative supported by a consortium of philanthropic funders. Launched in 2003, the Greater Louisville Project was created to support the merged government of Louisville Metro. At that time, the Project commissioned the Brookings Institution report entitled “Beyond Merger: A Competitive Vision for the Regional City of Louisville” which identified our strengths and weaknesses compared to other cities and charted a course for long-term progress.

In support of this civic agenda, The GLP publishes data, research, and information related to our Deep Drivers through its Competitive City Reports, helping to connect the dots between education, jobs, health, and quality of place. Since its launch, GLP has released numerous annual and special reports, regularly convenes attendees from civic organizations and the broader community, and continues to serve as the credible source of data that brings focus and understanding to advancing a competitive city.

The Greater Louisville Project is fiscally sponsored by the Community Foundation of Louisville, Inc., a 501(c)(3) public charity.