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2015 Focus on Poverty

2015 Focus on Poverty

A measure of poverty beyond income both within Louisville and in comparison to its peer cities, drawing a clear connection between levels of concentrated poverty and the city’s overall competitiveness.
2014 Peer Cites Update

2014 Peer Cites Update

A benchmark of our Deep Drivers against our peers, allowing us to hold ourselves accountable for the work we do to create a more competitive city and to view our progress as a community not in isolation but relative to other communities across the country.
2013 Special Report on Health

2013 Special Report on Health

2013 Special Report on Health
2013 Competitive City Update

2013 Competitive City Update

2013 STEM Report

2013 STEM Report

An examination the types of degrees and jobs that are most critical to growth in an Innovation Economy, forwarding the plan to move Louisville’s industrial portfolio toward the top tier of its peers.
2012 Competitive City Report Update

2012 Competitive City Report Update

A update of Louisville’s standings in terms of Education and Quality of Place, and our progress as a regional hub for high-quality 21st-century jobs, charting a plan to move Louisville to the top tier its peers.
2011 Competitive City Report

2011 Competitive City Report

Exploring a “Decade of Data” as we bring the first decade of the 21st century to a close, celebrating Louisville's performance and considering our potential for a future as a more competitive and compassionate community.
2010 Competitive City Report

2010 Competitive City Report

A focus on Louisville’s advancements and standing among its peers across the Deep Drivers of Change, prompting a closer look at the communities disproportionately impacted by the economic downturn and the subsequent hindrances on their potential for success.
Digging Deeper: Education Attainment, Louisville Metro

Digging Deeper: Education Attainment, Louisville Metro

A deeper analysis into the data on our educational attainment, identifying missing pieces and illuminating the challenges to date, calling for a better understanding of work to increase overall educational achievement for our communities.
2009 Competitive City Report

2009 Competitive City Report

A focus on the urgency of change following the nationwide economic crisis, promoting resilience and economic stamina, and promoting investment in our Deep Drivers of change to help Louisville thrive as a regional hub among the top of our peer cities.
Jefferson County Education Pipeline

Jefferson County Education Pipeline

A framework for the education pipeline in Jefferson County and following educational attainment and success in all areas from birth through college, outlining how addressing gaps on our education pipeline can prepare Louisvillians for lifelong success in a 21st-century economy.
2008 Competitive City Report

2008 Competitive City Report

An update on our community’s standing in regards to our previously identified Deep Drivers of Change, inciting motivation for action and promoting the realization of our goals within those critical areas of focus.
2007 Competitive City Report

2007 Competitive City Report

An analysis of the socioeconomic measures of education, jobs, and growth in hopes of strengthening the community's competitive standing by 2010.
2005 Competitive City Report

2005 Competitive City Report

Re-envisioning Louisville’s strengths and weaknesses through a “Framework for Progress” that signals the need for sustained investment in our working families, young people, and Louisville’s distinctive neighborhoods.
Beyond Merger

Beyond Merger

An exploration of an integrated view of the Louisville/Jefferson County merger, providing a framework for considering Louisville’s potential as we evolved from the 64th to the 16th largest city in the US.