Mar 27 2018 Mayor Fischer, Southwest Dream Team unveil 218 edition of the South Points Scenic Map

Mayor Fischer, the Southwest Dream Team and Metro Council members today were joined by local business owners and residents to unveil the 2018 edition of the South Points Scenic Area Map. It is the fourth rendition of the map, which has expanded its outreach year over year to include more local businesses and attractions, including this year, Kentucky Kingdom and Hurricane Bay.  

Jan 25 2017 Grants available to help companies grow exports

The Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, in partnership with the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, today announced they are now accepting grant applications aimed at helping small to mid-size companies grow their export potential.

Nov 28 2016 Mayors Fischer and Gray announce BEAM region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan; receive $220,000 grant

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lexington Mayor Jim Gray today joined area business officials to announce the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement (BEAM) region’s Global Trade and Investment Plan.

The plan released today outlines key findings on foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region. It proposes strategies and accompanying action items to guide cultivation of future FDI, which fosters world-class industry clusters and high quality jobs. Key focus areas include:

Jul 8 2015 DDW Opens New Natural Food Color Operation

DDW “The Color House” announces the opening of its second site in Louisville for manufacturing food ingredients. It is located next to the company’s global support center on Spring Street and near its caramel color operation on Payne Street. The new facility will produce specialty colorings for leading food and beverage companies. Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, joined DDW associates and guests today in a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Jun 2 2015 Mayor Fischer and Governor Beshear Celebrate Governor's Cup Award in Louisville

Mayor Fischer joined Gov. Beshear and community officials to celebrate Site Selection magazine naming Kentucky the top state for economic development projects per capita last year. The nationally acclaimed publication also recognizes Kentucky’s top metropolitan areas for their economic development successes, ranking Louisville ninth in the top tier category for population over 1 million.

Dec 19 2014 Kentucky Leaders Applaud LIFT Being Named House Bill 1

Today, leaders across Kentucky met in the chambers of the Kentucky House of Representatives to announce that LIFT (Local Investments for Transformation) Kentucky has been named House Bill 1 for the upcoming 2015 General Assembly. Historically, legislation filed as House Bill 1 indicates the measure is the top priority for House members.