WHAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY CAMPUS?

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky purchased 20 acres of property at 28th Street and Broadway in West Louisville to be used as an Opportunity Campus. The property will house a 120,000 square foot facility that will serve as a one-stop shop for residents to access a complement of resources to help enhance their lives.

In addition to hosting Goodwill’s mission-related career services and programs, the facility will house co-located partners that include KentuckianaWorks, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, YMCA, Volunteers of America, Park Community Credit Union, Kentucky College of Barbering, the U of L College of Dentistry and Legal Aid Society.

The Opportunity Campus will give visitors access to physical amenities that include a technology lab, business center, conference rooms, a full-scale resource center and a community cafeteria, which will be one of the few restaurants West Louisville residents can visit for a sit-down meal.

WHAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY CAMPUS?

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky purchased 20 acres of property at 28th Street and Broadway in West Louisville to be used as an Opportunity Campus. The property will house a 120,000 square foot facility that will serve as a one-stop shop for residents to access a complement of resources to help enhance their lives.

In addition to hosting Goodwill’s mission-related career services and programs, the facility will house co-located partners that include KentuckianaWorks, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, YMCA, Volunteers of America, Park Community Credit Union, Kentucky College of Barbering, the U of L College of Dentistry and Legal Aid Society.

The Opportunity Campus will give visitors access to physical amenities that include a technology lab, business center, conference rooms, a full-scale resource center and a community cafeteria, which will be one of the few restaurants West Louisville residents can visit for a sit-down meal.

WHO: Goodwill & Norton Healthcare (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, KentuckianaWorks, Kentucky College of Barbering, Legal Aid Society, Park Community Credit Union, the U of L College of Dentistry & YMCA)

WHAT: $100 million investment in a 20-Acre Opportunity Campus that includes a 120,000 square-foot facility with a combination of lifestyle enrichment services and a separate 40,000 – 60,000 square-foot comprehensive healthcare center

WHEN: Break ground in 2022 and open in 2023

WHERE: 28th Street & Broadway the Parkland Neighborhood of West Louisville

WHY: To contribute to the revitalization of a community that has endured years of disinvestment and has left many of its 65,000 mostly African American residents underserved

HOW MUCH: Goodwill and Norton Healthcare collectively expect to invest $100 million in the Opportunity Campus in West Louisville.

  • Goodwill anticipates an overall investment of $30 million
  • Norton Healthcare anticipates an overall investment of $70 million
  • Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will leverage a combination of New Market Tax Credits, the sale of some of its existing properties, resources generated by donors and shoppers at its retail stores and a capital campaign to pay for its $30 million investment in the Opportunity Campus.

WHO: Goodwill & Norton Healthcare (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, KentuckianaWorks, Kentucky College of Barbering, Legal Aid Society, Park Community Credit Union & YMCA)

WHAT: $100 million investment in a 20-Acre Opportunity Campus that includes a 120,000 square-foot facility with a combination of lifestyle enrichment services and a separate 40,000 – 60,000 square-foot comprehensive healthcare center

WHEN: Break ground in 2022 and open in 2023

WHERE: 28th Street & Broadway the Parkland Neighborhood of West Louisville

WHY: To contribute to the revitalization of a community that has endured years of disinvestment and has left many of its 65,000 mostly African American residents underserved

HOW MUCH: Goodwill and Norton Healthcare collectively expect to invest $100 million in the Opportunity Campus in West Louisville.

  • Goodwill anticipates an overall investment of $30 million
  • Norton Healthcare anticipates an overall investment of $70 million
  • Goodwill Industries of Kentucky will leverage a combination of New Market Tax Credits, the sale of some of its existing properties, resources generated by donors and shoppers at its retail stores and a capital campaign to pay for its $30 million investment in the Opportunity Campus.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Collectively, Goodwill and its partners are expected to bring more than 200 jobs to West Louisville at an average annual wage of $59,000 and will serve approximately 50,000 people every year with their programs, services and campus offerings. The career services programs at the Opportunity Campus are expected to have a cumulative annual impact of $18.7 million by helping to place more than 600 job seekers into full-time employment with businesses throughout the region that pay a minimum of $13 per hour. Another 200 construction jobs are expected to be created to help build the facility.

Separately, the new Norton Healthcare medical facility on the Opportunity Campus will create 100 new jobs in West Louisville with an average salary of $60,000.

OPPORTUNITY CAMPUS TOUR

For more information about Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, visit goodwillky.org