Why Louisville?

The word is out... Louisville is the place to be!

A competitive, authentic and global city, Louisville is known as the home of Muhammad Ali, the Kentucky Derby and the Louisville Slugger. With bourbon as its native spirit, the local culinary scene is nationally renowned, while our local food and beverage businesses can take easily products from concept to consumer. As the home of UPS WorldPort and the world’s largest concentration of health and aging innovation companies, Louisville also remains a highly competitive city for advanced manufacturing, logistic, health care and biotechnology.

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Midwest or South? Both!

With its Midwestern sensibilities and southern hospitality, Louisville is the regional economic hub and cultural and artistic heart of 24 surrounding counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. We are one of only a dozen U.S. cities that have all five major performing arts. Within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population, it’s also a strategic location for thousands of companies, including UPS Worldport, Clariant Corporation, Ford Motor Company, GE Appliances, Yum Brands!, Humana, Brown-Forman, and Texas Roadhouse.

Bourbon is a food group

The city is home to distillery operations for the world's great bourbons, from Old Forester to Michter's to Evan Williams. Louisville’s reputation as a hub of innovation for food and bourbon (in addition to other alcoholic and non-alocholic beverages) has earned it accolades, including a top foodie destination in the world from Zagat.

Logistics, advanced manufacturing, health care, and more!

Our business strategies focus on areas of strength where large numbers of companies already are successful. Our core industries include advanced manufacturing, business services, food and beverage, health and aging innovation, and logistics.

Getting to and from Louisville has never been easier

Work doesn’t stop to attract new businesses, and Louisville keeps pushing the bar, with direct flights to Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles that offer quicker access to workforce and growth opportunities and help us showcase Louisville to new clientele on the east and west coasts. Our airport now offers nonstop flights to more than 35 destinations nationwide and is one of the fastest growing in the nation. The airport is overseen by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.

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