Sierra grew up on a multi-generation family farm in LaRue County and attended the University of Kentucky, College of Agriculture where she received undergraduate degrees in Community & Leadership Development and Agricultural Economics. Sierra completed her Master’s Degree in Agricultural Economics in 2012, also at the University of Kentucky. Sierra also serves on the board of directors for the Kentucky Association for Economic Development.
Sierra J. Enlow serves as an economic development consultant to communities and companies as they evaluate opportunities to grow and expand. Sierra has worked extensively in both the private and public sides of economic development to create strategies supporting expanding companies, redevelopment projects and new commercial opportunities.
Sierra’s work in the private sector has facilitated close to $1B dollars of new economic investment for Kentucky. Sierra’s previous clients include large manufacturers, family-owned businesses, and tech start-ups. Sierra’s work with these clients helps facilitate corporate growth while deepening the relationship between the community and the employer. Sierra worked with the economic development teams at both Louisville Forward and Greater Louisville, Inc to develop strategies focused on supporting tech-enable businesses and co-working spaces as Louisville Metro Government adapted to the new economy of work.
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