Progress 2016: Innovation



This new space on historic Main Street serves as the city’s front door for civic innovation, and is adjacent to CNET’s Smart Apartment, where the frontier of smart home technology is tested.

Gigabit-speed Internet

The city continues working with Google Fiber to bring greater internet speed and access to Louisville, while also partnering to create a Gigabit Experience Center in Russell, where residents can utilize and learn about ultra-fast internet.

Data initiatives

Louisville continues to be a leading city in the country in the use of data to improve services and boost innovation, including the use of its open data portal, and partnering to use data to invent a low-cost wireless smoke detector for vacant and abandoned properties.


The Center for Digital Government again named as one of the top city websites in America.

In a poll of U.S. mayors by Politico this year, Mayor Fischer was cited as “Most innovative” mayor in the country.