Aug 15 2015 Mayor introduces new team of youth to help reduce violence in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer introduced the One Love Louisville Youth Implementation Team (YIT) today - a group of 31 youth from throughout Louisville who will be an integral link to keep the city safe.

Aug 14 2015 Mayor Fischer Launches Commission to Grow Local Film Economy

Seeking to promote Louisville as a premier location for film, television, and new media production, Mayor Fischer announced today the creation of the Louisville Film Commission. The 17-person Commission is made up of a diverse group of local film industry experts who will work with and advise Louisville Forward on establishing, marketing and promoting the city to the global film community.  

Aug 12 2015 City seeking proposals for creative, new look for 900 block of West Main to draw people, businesses

Seeking to improve connectivity and development opportunities, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today a new opportunity to improve the appearance and safety for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists — and to help encourage business growth in the Russell, Shippingport and Portland neighborhoods.

Aug 10 2015 Mayor Fischer, CVB introduce “Lou’s Brew” — a guide highlighting local breweries

Mayor Greg Fischer and the Louisville Convention and Visitors Bureau today introduced “Lou’s Brew” — a guide that highlights local breweries for locals and tourists.

Aug 5 2015 Letter from Mayor Fischer to Louisville citizens

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Aug 4 2015 Mayor Fischer announces Bryan Warren will lead Louisville’s globalization efforts

Citing his vision to meet the needs and grow Louisville’s international population, Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Bryan Warren will lead the city’s globalization efforts.

Aug 4 2015 Louisville selected as one of first cities to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Works Cities” initiative

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is one of the first cities selected to participate in Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities - a $42 million initiative to help 100 mid-sized American cities enhance their use of data and evidence to improve the lives of residents.

Aug 3 2015 Louisville partners with Etsy to launch Craft Entrepreneurship Program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is partnering with online marketplace provider Etsy to launch the city’s inaugural Craft Entrepreneurship Program. The three-week program will provide micro-business training to underemployed, low-income adults with existing creative skills to help supplement their income and sell their products to new markets. 

Aug 1 2015 Louisville Recognized for National Sustainability Excellence

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville was awarded a 4-STAR Community Rating for sustainability excellence. Louisville is the first city in Kentucky to achieve certification under the STAR Community Rating System.

Jul 30 2015 Thorntons Inc. Expanding Headquarters in Louisville

One of Kentucky’s largest privately owned companies has decided to expand its presence in the Commonwealth. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Steve Beshear today announced Thorntons Inc. is expanding its headquarters in Louisville with a move to a larger facility. Thorntons, a growing convenience chain retailer that provides fresh foods, high quality beverages and fuel, will create 110 jobs and invest nearly $28 million into the project.

Jul 28 2015 Mayor Fischer Names Gabriel Fritz Director of Housing and Community Development

Gabriel Fritz

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today named Gabriel Fritz as the Director of the Office of Housing and Community Development.

Jul 28 2015 City Seeks Submissions for NEA Arts Grant

The city is seeking proposals from local arts and cultural organizations that wish to apply for the Our Town grants awarded by the National Endowment for the Arts, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Jul 24 2015 Mayor Fischer to co-moderate discussion on President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Communities will discuss their improvements to law enforcement at White House   

Mayor Greg Fischer will co-moderate a peer-to-peer conversation today at the White House regarding President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing.

Jul 21 2015 Mayor Fischer shares West Louisville Food Port plans at international conference & world expo in Italy

Mayor Greg Fischer joined a delegation of U.S. and Italian mayors at Expo Milano 2015 to discuss their role in helping to shape a healthy and sustainable local food environment. Fischer, one of five mayors representing the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), discussed Louisville’s plans and challenges.

Jul 21 2015 The Comfy Cow Opens Production Facility in Louisville

One of Louisville’s favorite treats will soon be in freezers across the country. Mayor Greg Fischer and Lt. Gov. Crit Luallen today joined company officials to cut the ribbon on The Comfy Cow’s first standalone production facility in Louisville.