2016 Year In Review
Muhammad Ali’s affection for his hometown was one constant in his incredible life as a champion athlete and humanitarian. His passing last June brought the world to our city to join us in celebrating his life and legacy.
That story is told in these pages, along with updates on the tremendous progress we’re making in terms of jobs, investment, health, compassion, education, tourism, quality of life and more. Our momentum is strong, and the future looks very bright for 2017.
Within Metro Government, all of our efforts this and every year are fueled by our commitment to one fundamental goal: to help every citizen in every neighborhood reach their full human potential — that’s our definition of compassion.
There will only ever be one Muhammad Ali, but his journey from 3302 Grand Avenue to global icon serves as a reminder that we must keep striving for greatness for ourselves, our children, our neighborhoods, our city and our future.
— Mayor Greg Fischer
58,000 — Jobs added to Louisville since Mayor Fischer took office in January 2011
$9 billion — Capital investments completed, announced or underway since 2014
2,600 — New businesses since January 2011
23 — New hotels opened or underway, including the $300 million Omni Hotel project due to open in 2018
24.2 million — Tourist visits, fueled by Bourbonism — the marriage of bourbon tourism and our world-renowned local restaurant scene
50 — Dell: Among 50 Global Cities Enabling Innovation and Change Through Technology.
25 — Glassdoor: Among 25 Best Cities for a job, and among Top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest.
15 — Foodie Love: Best Destination Experience,World Food Travel Association; among 15 Best Cities in the World for Food,The Culture Trip; and Best Places to Visit in 2016, USA Today.
7 — Site Selection Magazine: Top seven ranking of top-tier metro areas with populations of a million or more, and one of the top U.S. economic development teams.