Economic Development

SummerWorks Jobs 2014

Mayor's SummerWorks Program Produces More than 2000 Summer Jobs 
More than 2,000 young people are in good summer jobs this season through the SummerWorks initiative which has grown each year since 2011. Learn more.

ArtsPlace grant

Louisville Receives $250,000 ArtsPlace America Grant
Louisville is receiving a $250,000 national arts grant to develop a unique Creative Innovation Zone (CIZ) to fuel citizen engagement in the Smoketown neighborhood. Learn more.

City Wins Google GYBO Challenge

Louisville Wins Google's 'Get Your Business Online' Challenge
Mayor Greg Fischer was awarded winner at the US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting. The city was recognized for leading a number of initiatives to help small businesses get online. Learn more.

West Louisville Works

City Taking Public Input on West Louisville Strategies   
Residents, business owners and stakeholders have an opportunity to add to the conversation about how to move West Louisville forward. Read draft report, and view Mayor's AAI Powerpoint presentation here.
Provide comments here.


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The Department of Economic Development fosters a robust business climate, by promoting job creation, helping business navigate potential financing, meeting workforce needs, creating amenities within our region, and balancing growth by enhancing the environment, in order to improve the quality of life in Louisville Metro.

The Economic Development staff work with other government agencies and the private sector to meet these goals.

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Click here for a listing of the department's current Capital Projects. This list is updated monthly.

The quarterly snapshots of Louisville's Office, Industrial and Retail markets are a timely glimpse into how our community is faring, with detailed information such as leasing activity, vacancy rates and economic outlook.
Click here for Louisville's Office Market.
Click here for Louisville's Industrial Market.
Click here for Louisville's Retail Snapshot (published bi-annually).

For a comprehensive guide in how to start and conduct business in Louisville, please click here .


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