Mary Ellen Wiederwohl

Louisville Forward
Louisville, KY

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl leads Louisville Forward – the city’s integrated approach to economic and community development. Louisville Forward combines business attraction, expansion, and retention activities with all of the city’s real estate functions and talent development to present a unified solution for job growth and quality of place. Louisville Forward has been named a Top Ten Economic Development Organization four times by Site Selection Magazine, the leading trade publication for economic development, with announced projects totaling over $5 billion of investment and more than 22,000 new jobs since 2014. Louisville Forward leads the planning and implementation for the city’s built environment agenda, playing an integral role in recent TIGER and CHOICE grants, the revitalization of west Louisville, and catalytic projects throughout Louisville.