In a recent interview with the Louisville Courier Journal, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear discussed achievements from the past year and challenges moving forward.
Among the achievements was the Norton Healthcare Goodwill Opportunity Campus in West Louisville, which Gov. Beshear tabbed as a vital project.
“It’s not just the right thing to do … in many ways it rights historic wrongs, but (also) shows you how we are getting health care to areas that it hasn’t been in far too long,” he said.
To view the full article, click here: Gov. Andy Beshear looks back at 3 achievements in 2022 and ahead to 1 challenge for 2023
In 2020, Goodwill announced it will move its headquarters operations and establish an Opportunity Campus at 28th Street and Broadway in West Louisville, a nine-neighborhood community where the median household income is $21,000. The area has endured years of disinvestment that have left many of its 65,000 mostly African American residents underserved in a community with limited employment opportunities.
In June 2022, Goodwill broke ground and began construction on the campus, where individuals will be able to connect with community partners and self-sufficiency resources, including career coaching, job training, youth mentoring, soft skills training, restorative justice programs, expungement services, second-chance banking, free drop-in childcare and dental services.
The campus is expected to bring more than 300 full-time jobs to West Louisville with average salaries of approximately $60,000. The Opportunity Center on the campus is expected to serve more than 50,000 people every year and help place more than 600 job seekers into full-time employment with businesses throughout the region that pay a minimum of $13 per hour.
To learn more about our move to West Louisville, visit goodwillwestlouisville.com.