July 2019

“To compete – and win – in the economy of the future, Louisville must greatly expand the number of technology jobs and radically scale our training platform, in partnership with employers, education partners and others.”

— Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

Why Now?


risk of automation

More than 28% of Louisville’s jobs are at a high risk of automation (Source: Brookings Institution). Jobs in tech are less exposed to automation than jobs in most other sectors.


Tech jobs are projected to grow much faster than other occupations in coming years (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics). Tech jobs also have high average wages.


Our Partners


K-12 & Higher ed

We’re working with schools from across the region - including University of Louisville, Jefferson Community & Technical College, and Jefferson County Public Schools - to help them offer more career pathways and courses in tech. We need to build a robust talent pipeline, and this is where it all starts.


We’re collaborating with Chief Technology Officers from our top companies to help them hire and train more tech employees. The Academies of Louisville partner employers will be offering more tech internships and summer job experiences.

government & nonprofit

We’re reimagining the public sector’s role in fostering tech talent through innovative partnerships like Code Louisville and the new bit502 apprenticeship program. We’re also advocating for more tech funding from city, state, and federal agencies.


Public funds alone will not help us reach our goal. We’re working closely with foundations and private donors who share the vision of Louisville as a regional tech hub to secure the funding needed to make transformative change possible.