Jun 30 2017 Resilient Louisville effort to start with focus on education, racial equity, economy and sustainability

Louisville’s resilience efforts will initially focus on strengthening education, racial equity, economic development and sustainability throughout the city — challenges identified in partnership with more than 200 citizens, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jun 29 2017 Louisville already experiencing impact of California travel ban, Mayor says

Louisville is already experiencing a negative economic impact from California’s decision last week to ban state-funded travel to Kentucky, Mayor Greg Fischer said today.

In a news conference at the Waterfront, Mayor Fischer, Karen Williams, President and CEO of the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau; and Sarah Davasher-Wisdom, COO for Greater Louisville Inc.; and other business and community leaders outlined concerns about the ban’s impact on the city’s tourism industry.

Jun 26 2017 Forbes names Louisville No. 1 city for manufacturing

Citing a resurgence in the auto industry, Forbes magazine has named Louisville as the No. 1 city in the U.S. where manufacturing is thriving. Since 2011, manufacturing employment in the Louisville-area has grown 30.2 percent, bringing the employment total to 83,300 jobs, representing 12.41 percent of jobs in the local economy.

Jun 22 2017 Mayor Fischer's June 16 update on public safety efforts

Jun 20 2017 Mayor Fischer to discuss public safety, crime, community involvement during “I Am Ali” Festival

The Muhammad Ali Center has announced that Mayor Greg Fischer will deliver a major keynote address on Thursday, July 6, as part of the Center’s inaugural “I Am Ali” Festival.

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.