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"ReSurfaced" Off and Running on Main Street!
For the next six weeks, the space behind 615 W. Main St. downtown will be a lively plaza of art, performances, movies and local craft beer. Activity resumes this Thursday at Noon! See details.

International Company Coming to Louisville With 250 Jobs

International Company Coming to Louisville With 250 Jobs
Citing Louisville’s favorable business climate and talented workforce, Computershare, which specializes in financial and investor communications, will open a new facility with 250 jobs. See details.  

Bourbon & Food Report Has Strategies to Boost Local Economy

Bourbon & Food Report Aims to Boost Local Economy
Louisville is in a unique position to boost its tourism economy by taking advantage of the global popularity of bourbon and the city's nationally-recognized food scene. See details. See the full report.

Mayor Urges 'No Smoking' at City Play Areas

IdeaFestival Returns to Innovate and Inspire
Big thinkers, innovators and entrepreneurs from all over the globe will be in Louisville this week for IdeaFestival at the Kentucky Center. See details. Mayor Fischer takes his office to IF.




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Mayor Greg Fischer


Committed to growing jobs and creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, Greg Fischer was elected Louisville's 50th mayor in 2010.

Since taking office, Mayor Fischer has pursued three top goals: making Louisville a city of lifelong learning, a much healthier city and an even more compassionate community. As a businessman and entrepreneur, he brings a data-driven approach to city government with a goal of making it more efficient and accessible.

Greg chairs the U.S. Conference of Mayors' Metro Economies Committee which addresses economic problems facing the nation’s cities and their citizens. He was named a “Public Official of the Year” by Governing Magazine, the only U.S. mayor to earn that honor in 2013.

Since taking office, Mayor Fischer's accomplishments include:

  • Regaining the 42,000 jobs lost to the long recession, including creating 13,000 new jobs in 2013 alone.

  • Launching full-speed-ahead construction of the two Ohio River bridges while opening the Big Four Bridge, used by thousands of walkers, joggers and cyclists monthly.

  • Advancing education by reaching an all-time high in Louisvillians holding college degrees; opening a new Fairdale library, breaking ground on the Southwest Regional library and signing a commitment to better education with JCPS.

  • Reducing overall violent crime by implementing the recommendations of a citizen work group on violence and the creation of the police VIPER response squad.

  • Securing a $5 million Bloomberg Philanthropies grant to create the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team which is creating breakthrough work in improving city services ranging from animal services to recycling to EMS response.

  • Initiating the regional Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement with Lexington, to grow jobs in advanced manufacturing and create a national template for regional economic development.

  • Launching a citywide compassion journey by becoming the largest American city to sign the international Charter for Compassion, and creating the annual “Give A Day” community service week that led to Louisville being named “America’s Most Livable City.”

  • Reaching unprecedented levels of city government accountability through digital town halls, the use of social media and placing all city data online -- leading to Louisville being named the nation’s top digital city government by the Center for Digital Government.

  • Launching the Vision Louisville initiative to plan for how the city will look, feel and flow by 2030.
  • Investing in our future by raising millions of private dollars for the SummerWorks program which has placed more than 2,000 youth in jobs this summer.
  • Mayor Fischer’s top goals include:

    • Using technology and innovation to deliver excellent city services
    • Solving the systemic budget issues that are holding the city back
    • Taking job and wage creation to the next level
    • Investing in people and neighborhoods to advance Louisville’s “Quality of Place”
    • Creating a 25-year city plan for development and revitalization

    Greg is an entrepreneur, businessman and philanthropist who started several businesses including SerVend International and Iceberg Ventures, a private investment firm. He also co-founded bCatalyst, the first business accelerator in Louisville.

    He is a graduate of Trinity High School and Vanderbilt University, where he majored in Economics. To help pay for college and to finance a trip around the world, he worked summers during college in Kodiak, Alaska, as a crane operator on the fishing docks. His year abroad, most of it spent in Asia, gave him a global perspective on life and business.

    Greg and his wife Alex have four children.

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