Progress 2016: Globalization

Louisville has seen unprecedented growth in its immigrant population, exports and foreign investment in recent years, and Metro Government is working to grow all of these even more:

Global Louisville Action Plan: Puts welcome into action with steps to jumpstart immigrant entrepreneurship, assist job-seekers, inform communities and celebrate cultures.

Global Investment: Computershare (Australia) increased its investment to 1,100 new jobs representing a $32M investment; Hogan Lovells (Great Britain) opened its $8.9M global support center, adding 250 jobs.

Global Cities Initiative: The Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (Louisville-Lexington region) has seen five straight years of record-breaking export growth. In 2016, we launched the Global Trade and Investment Plan to support and increase foreign direct investment in the region.

Job training: More than 200 Hispanic/Latino residents with medical backgrounds signed up for training at the Kentucky Health Career Center through a collaboration with Prospanica, the local organization for Hispanic professionals.

11 — Ours is the 11th largest county nationwide for refugee resettlement

100,000+ — WorldFest posted record attendance, with more than 100,000 visitors, 100 vendors, 70 entertainers and more than 30 food vendors