Jun 7 2017 Louisville Forward, Greater Louisville Inc., share recognition as top economic development groups for 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and Kent Oyler, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., today announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic development organization, and Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), the city’s chamber of commerce, have been jointly recognized as Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2016 by Site Selection magazine. 

Jun 5 2017 NAGC names Louisville's Chris Poynter 2017 Communicator of the Year

The National Association of Government Communicators has selected Chris Poynter, director of communications for the Office of the Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, as its 2017 Communicator of the Year.

May 22 2017 Mayor Fischer announces Cultural Pass, Summer Reading and other summer learning opportunities for youth, teenagers

As school wraps up for the summer, Mayor Greg Fischer is reminding parents and caregivers that there are plenty of learning opportunities for Louisville students of all ages over the next three months.

May 19 2017 Mayor's Music & Art Series returns on May 23

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series returns to the Mayor’s Gallery on May 23 with a new feature: conversations with artists of multiple disciplines.

The first event in the artist speaker series will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 23, when Mayor Greg Fischer will talk with artists Daniel Bodner and Braylyn Stewart about recent projects and their creative process, specifically working in the public realm.

May 15 2017 One-stop Manufacturing Career Center in Louisville makes 1,000th job placement

Center helping job seekers, employers connect during manufacturing boom

Tony Crawford says his life has “taken a big turn for the better” since landing a production job at Louisville’s Bigelow Tea, and he credits a training program offered by the Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center.

May 10 2017 Mayor Fischer, LCCC open pilot PNC Gigabit Experience Center in Russell

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined PNC, the Louisville Central Community Centers and other partners to celebrate the grand opening of the pilot PNC Gigabit Experience Center in Russell.

The PNC Gigabit Experience Center, located in the Old Walnut Street development of Louisville Central Community Centers, 1300 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., gives Louisvillians access to wireless super-fast internet speeds in a modern, collaborative setting.

May 9 2017 Mayor honors Outstanding High School Seniors

 Mayor Greg Fischer on Monday honored 49 public, private and Catholic students who have excelled in and out of the classroom with his annual Outstanding High School Seniors Award. 

May 9 2017 Mayor and Governor break ground on $33 million manufacturing facility

Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today joined company leaders to break ground on LINAK U.S. Inc.’s 145,000-square-foot plant expansion, which will allow the company to double the size of its current facility that manufactures linear actuators for hospital beds, office desks and farm equipment.

May 9 2017 Mayor helps unveil new Louisville Water and bourbon partnership

For more than 150 years, Louisville’s bourbon industry and Louisville Water Co. have produced two of the city’s most recognized products.  Now, Louisville Water is partnering with a local distiller to bring awareness to the important and essential role that Louisville’s water has with the industry.

May 4 2017 Mayor Fischer makes annual Kentucky Derby wager with Ocala Mayor

Mayor Greg Fischer and Ocala (Florida) Mayor Kent Guinn today made their annual wager on the Kentucky Derby, placing a new Louisville bourbon and Ocala brandy on the line.

This is the fourth year for the friendly wager between the mayors of the two cities, both steeped in thoroughbred tradition.

Mayor Fischer chose J Boys Echo, trained by Louisvillian Dale Romans, as his winning horse. “It’s time for this Louisvillian to get into the Derby Winner’s Circle,” the Mayor said.

May 2 2017 City acquires vacant Parkland grocery store

The city has announced it has purchased the former Parkland grocery store located at Virginia Avenue and South 28th Street with plans to explore redevelopment options.


May 1 2017 Old Forester Bourbon, Marv Films, and Twentieth Century Fox join in groundbreaking partnership

Hollywood has a new character – he’s bold and daring with a rustic, yet smooth approach. America’s first bottled bourbon, Old Forester, is known for being full of character.

Apr 27 2017 Mayor Fischer's remarks for the 2017-18 proposed budget

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks to the Louisville Metro Council for the recommended executive budget of 2017-18:


Thank you.

I’m honored to be here, and to serve alongside each of you.

A special word of thanks to our newest councilmembers:

Councilwoman Barbara Sexton-Smith

Councilman Brandon Coan                                              

Councilman Scott Reed 

Apr 27 2017 Tech startup expanding to Portland neighborhood

Interapt LLC, a tech development startup focusing on business innovation services and workforce development, will establish a new Louisville headquarters with a nearly $3.7 million investment and create 250 full-time jobs over the coming years, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

Apr 27 2017 Mayor Fischer unveils new city budget with emphasis on public safety

Plan keeps Louisville’s economic momentum going with targeted investments in affordable housing, new Northeast Library, quality of life

Mayor Greg Fischer today proposed a new city budget that focuses heavily on public safety, including significant investments in LMPD, while continuing the city’s momentum, with investments in affordable housing, paving and a new Northeast Regional Library.