Louisville Business First seeks a staff writer to cover economic development and residential real estate in the heart of bourbon country. The beat focuses on growth and the challenges to economic development in the metro area of 1.3 million residents, including new projects and economic incentives; workforce challenges; diversity issues; downtown growth; transit; tourism; infrastructure; and government. The beat also will focus on the vibrant residential real estate market in Louisville/Jefferson County and several suburban counties, including Southern Indiana. Relationships with elected officials, government staffers, economic development leaders, real estate pros and economists are critical. Our economic development reporters are expected to provide forward-looking business intelligence to savvy readers who will use it to grow their businesses and/or advance their careers. Our content gives them a leg up on their competitors, connects them with decision-makers and delineates growth strategies that work from those that don’t.