Why Louisville?

Louisville offers a high value proposition, and we help your business succeed in a vibrant city. Louisville is a competitive, authentic, global city, home to UPS WorldPort and a center for advanced manufacturing and logistics, as well as among only a dozen U.S. cities that have all five major performing arts groups. As the hometown of Muhammad Ali, Louisville punches above its weight. Since 2014, Louisville has experienced more than $14 BILLION in investments. The word is out... Louisville is the place to be!

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.   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, Yum Brands!, Humana, Brown-Forman, and Texas Roadhouse.

Bourbon is a food group... The city is home to the Kentucky Derby and the world's great bourbons, from Old Forester to Michter's to Evan Williams, all distilled in the Louisville area. Louisville’s reputation as a hub of innovation for food and bourbon (in addition to other spirits) has earned it accolades from far and wide, including Zagat, which named Louisville as a top foodie destination in the world.

Logistics, advanced manufacturing, health care, and more!... Louisville's business strategies focus on areas of strength where large numbers of companies already are successful in Louisville. Ford and GE are experiencing major growth in advanced manufacturing, and the wealth of logistics operations make it easy for them and similar companies to continue to excel. Louisville also is home to the largest concentration of healthcare providers in the lifelong wellness and aging care sector.

Getting to and from Louisville has never been easier... Work doesn’t stop to attract new businesses, and Louisville keeps pushing the bar, as demonstrated by our latest direct flight to LAX, which will offer quicker access to workforce and growth opportunities and help us showcase Louisville to new clientele in the west coast market. The nonstop transcontinental LAX flight builds upon Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport’s success in attracting new direct flights. In the last year and a half, our airport has increased its nonstop flights by nearly 60 percent — from 21 to 33 — marking significant growth when compared to other U.S. airports. With just one stop, travelers from across the region can reach 170 international destinations in 81 countries on six continents. The airport is overseen by the Louisville Regional Airport Authority.

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