Feb 28 2017 Mayor Fischer announces new special events permitting system

Changes aim to reduce police involvement, road closures

 Mayor Greg Fischer today announced changes meant to reduce the role of Louisville Metro Police in providing traffic details and security for special events.

Feb 23 2017 Ernst and Young LLP to open national executive support center in Louisville, creating 125 jobs

 Ernst & Young LLP, one of the world’s largest business-services organizations, plans to open a 125-member office for executive assistants and other shared professional functions in downtown Louisville with a $4.35 million investment, Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin announced today.

Feb 23 2017 Three businesses receive loans from city

Three businesses were approved for loans totaling  $410,000 by the Department of Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO) and the Department of Community Services’ Microbusiness Development Program. The loans will leverage a total investment of $3.4 million and will assist the companies to open, to expand services or to revitalize properties.

METCO loans have been awarded to the following businesses:  

Feb 13 2017 Expanded resources coming to the Nia Center

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced expanded resources coming to the Nia Center, a one-stop workforce and entrepreneurial development center located at 2900 W. Broadway. Enhancements include department function additions and training opportunities, a new loan program and the addition of a café.

Feb 8 2017 Coastal Cloud launches in Louisville, providing custom cloud-based business-services consulting

Mayor Greg Fischer today welcomed Coastal Cloud, an IT consulting company that delivers innovative business solutions built upon leading edge cloud computing technologies, during its market launch in Louisville.  

 

Feb 8 2017 West Louisville Resource Fair offers job, education and second-chance opportunities for youth, adults

Free job training, summer jobs and help with obtaining a GED or paying for college. Those are some of the opportunities available to youth and adults at the West Louisville Resource Fair, Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. at the Louisville Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway,

Feb 6 2017 Mayor Fischer announces city partnership with IFTTT

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced a new city partnership with IFTTT, a San Francisco-based web and mobile platform that allows users to transform how they experience and manage their homes and habits.

IFTTT allows users to customize their experience with other services and tools — including Twitter, Google Drive, email digest and Philips Hue light bulbs — without coding.

Feb 3 2017 Dalai Lama visit to Louisville is postponed

 

Festival of Faiths 2017 will keep its April schedule

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that His Holiness the Dalai Lama has had to postpone his planned visit to Louisville on April 23-24.

Feb 2 2017 Mayor Fischer: We come together, work together, rise together

Seventh annual State of the City address focuses on a shared prosperity

Citing $9 billion in investments – ranging from new libraries in Okolona and the east end, to restoration of Colonial Gardens in the south end, to 23 new hotels in and around downtown – Mayor Greg Fischer focused his seventh annual State of the City address on Louisville as “one rising American city.”

Feb 2 2017 Mayor Fischer's 2017 State of the City address

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks for the 2017 State of the City:

(View the address here)

Thank you.

Feb 1 2017 Mayor to businesses: SummerWorks is ‘crucial’

Goal is for record number of employers to hire youth this summer 

 

Mayor Greg Fischer launched his SummerWorks jobs program for 2017 today by setting a goal for a new record of employers involved, and proclaiming it necessary to ensure “a pipeline of future talent.”

Jan 30 2017 Mayor Fischer's speech for the Rally for American Values

Mayor Greg Fischer's prepared remarks for the Rally for American Values on Jan. 30 at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville:

 

Thank you all for coming.

Jan 27 2017 Mayor appoints Dr. Ursula Mullins to lead Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that he has appointed Dr. Ursula Mullins to be director of Louisville Metro Youth Detention Services. 

Jan 26 2017 Falls City Beer’s parent company signs Letter of Intent with Heine Bros. at Portland Location

Neace Ventures, the parent company of Falls City Brewing Company, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to acquire ownership in the building that houses the Heine Brothers’ Coffee headquarters.  The move would bring 100 percent of Falls City’s brewing operations back to Louisville.

Jan 26 2017 Diversified Consultants Inc. to open new location in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today announced Diversified Consultants Inc. (DCI), a collection services company servicing major-name telecom clients, will locate a new operation in Louisville with a $6.65 million investment expected to create 433 jobs.