Sierra J. Enlow,
Managing Partner of Economic Development
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 J. Enlow serves as Cornerstone’s Managing Partner of Economic Development and operates as a 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 commitment to public service continued in 2023 when she was chosen as the Democratic nominee for Kentucky’s Commissioner of Agriculture. This role not only highlighted her agricultural roots but also underscored her commitment to public service and community development. Beyond her professional commitments, Sierra remains deeply connected to her agricultural roots, balancing her time between the farm and the boardroom. This unique blend of rural upbringing and urban acumen positions her as a dynamic leader in the realm of economic development, perfectly poised to drive sustainable growth and innovation in Kentucky and beyond.
In the private sector, Sierra's strategic insights and unwavering dedication have been pivotal in channeling close to $1 billion in new economic investments into Kentucky. Her diverse portfolio of clients ranges from large manufacturers to family-owned businesses and cutting-edge tech startups. 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.