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West Louisville Food Hub to Bring Business, Jobs Together
Louisville Metro Government and Seed Capital Kentucky, Inc., a local non-profit focused on growing the local food economy and supporting regional farmers, announced today that they are partnering on the development of the West Louisville Food Hub.

V-Soft Consulting to Expand Louisville Headquarters
Consulting Group Inc. plans to expand its company headquarters in Louisville. V-Soft, a minority, woman-owned business solutions group, plans to create up to 25 new jobs and invest more than $200,000 into the project.

Computershare, Inc. to Open New Facility in Louisville
Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Louisville Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today, as Computershare, Inc. plans to open a facility in Jefferson County.

'Where Opportunity Knox' Initiative Launches to Hire Veterans
Mayor Greg Fischer joined Greater Louisville leaders to announce the launch of Where Opportunity Knox today, an initiative that will connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and to the region over the next three years.

New Data Shows Louisville is a Leading Metropolitan Area for Exports
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced new export data that shows merchandise exports from the Louisville-Jefferson County metropolitan area totaled a record $8.9 billion, an increase of 16 percent or $1.2 billion from 2012 to 2013. This growth helped Louisville to remain a top metropolitan area for exports in 2013.

Next City Cyclouvia Event Will be on West Broadway
Following the resounding success of the Cyclouvia events in the Highlands and Crescent Hill, the next Cyclouvia will close West Broadway, between 9th and 26th Streets, to vehicular traffic on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Two Louisville Companies Approved for Incentives to Locate, Expand
Two companies were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects would attract $13.2 million in new investment, and create 775 new jobs in Louisville, which represent $25.8 million in new annual payroll.

BEAM Committee Releases Assessment of Area Infrastructure
A 51-member committee of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement has released an assessment of the region’s infrastructure, including roadways, waterways, and fiber optic capabilities. The committee found that the 22-county BEAM region needs to make significant investments to shore up economic development efforts, and must target those investments wisely.

Mayor Launches One Stop Environmental Data Map
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Integrity HR Opens New Facility in Louisville
Integrity HR, a national human resources firm, will relocate to east Louisville and create up to 20 new jobs, mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

iHealth Solutions Moving its Headquarters to Louisville
iHealth Solutions LLC is moving its headquarters and main operations from Virginia to downtown Louisville, solidifying the city’s global reputation as a powerhouse for companies involved in health and business services.

GE FirstBuild Microfactory Opens in Louisville
• FirstBuild™ designs, builds and sells home appliances using an online co-creation community and micromanufacturing model to accelerate new product introductions

Louisville Awarded Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts announced that Louisville will receive a $50,000 “Our Town” grant to place artists on project teams inside of corporations. The Louisville initiative, referred to as “The Accelerator”, is designed to make Louisville businesses more dynamic and profitable. The initiative was created through a collaboration between IDEAS 40203 and its sister organization, Brooklyn-based, Residency Unlimited.

New Spirits Company Headquarters Will be Downtown
Adding to the city’s growing international reputation as the premier place to start and grow beverage companies, Mayor Greg Fischer today welcomed the city’s newest spirits business, Rivulet Pecan Liqueur.

Skilled Training Program Reaches Milestone With First Graduating Class
A group of eager workers and learners were honored today in a unique commencement ceremony – the first graduating class of Bridges to Opportunities, a workforce training program created to provide minority and female workers with education and skills for careers in construction.

Four Businesses Receive Approval of METCO Loans
Four businesses were approved for a total of six loans in the amount of $695,000 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $28.6 million to assist four businesses in the food and beverage sectors, make energy efficient, façade and accessibility improvements, and create jobs.

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

Mayor's SummerWorks Program Produces Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s business community has made the Mayor’s SummerWorks program a success for the fourth year by putting more than 2,000 young adults, ages 16-21, in summer jobs. Fischer set a 2,000-job goal for 2014 at the end of last year’s program that put more than 1,500 young adults to work.

Mayors Fischer and Gray Announce New BEAM Initiative
At the kickoff of the Global Cities Initiative event in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Mayor Jim Gray today announced the launch of another BEAM initiative: the first Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference, to be held in October in Lexington.

Louisville Awarded ArtPlace America Grant
Louisville, KY Awarded $250,000 ArtPlace America Grant to Fund Creative Innovation Zone