Feb 14 2017 City begins community conversation to combat redlining

Louisville Metro Government’s Office of Redevelopment Strategies is launching a citywide effort to address the issue of redlining in Louisville – past and present.

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 6 2017 Mayor Fischer breaks ground on Jacob School redevelopment

Mayor Fischer joined Councilwoman Marianne Butler to break ground on Bywater Development Group’s rehabilitation of the former Jacob School buildings in south Louisville. The comprehensive, historic redevelopment will create 58 affordable senior apartments.

The two historic school buildings will be completely rehabbed, producing high-quality, energy-efficient apartments as well as the creation of common areas, activity spaces, a library/computer lab and other program areas.

Feb 3 2017 Residents share the heritage of west Louisville through local art competition
The West Louisville Community Council (WLCC), One West, and Louisville Forward
are offering west Louisville the opportunity to share the historic legacy of the Shawnee, Russell, and Portland
neighborhoods through art. This partnership of local residents, non-profit organizations and city government is askingartists to submit artwork that can be considered for display on a billboard at 30th Street and Muhammad Ali Boulevardon the Heritage West site.
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.

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.

Jan 19 2017 Redevelopment of Colonial Gardens moves forward

Plans were filed today for a $5 million redevelopment of Colonial Gardens in south Louisville.

The adaptive reuse project includes renovating the 7,000-quare-foot historic Colonial Gardens building, as well as adding two new, one-story buildings that will share a common patio and garden area.

Jan 19 2017 Solicitation of Interest issued for redevelopment of former Urban Government Center site

Louisville Metro Government has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of the former Urban Government Center (UGC) site in Paristown Pointe. The city seeks a unique proposal to create and to implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for property at 768, 810 and 850 Barret Avenue, 1235 E. Breckinridge and 814 Vine Street.  

Jan 13 2017 City's External Agency Fund Applications Now Open

Grants available to social services and arts and creative industry organizations

Jan 10 2017 Affordable Housing Trust Fund grant pool opens

The Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) has opened a supportive housing services grant pool through which recipient organizations can fund educational, employment and related services to help individuals and families live more cost-effectively. A total of $25,000 is available to applicants.

Jan 9 2017 Vacant lot and structure Request for Proposals opens

The Vacant & Public Property Administration has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for four properties with vacant structures and one vacant lot, with the goal of returning these currently underutilized properties back to productive use.

The RFP for properties with vacant structures includes:

Jan 4 2017 Bourbon, Branch, Business

For the uninitiated, “bourbon and branch” refers to drinking bourbon with plain water (as opposed to soda water). Whisky aficionados insist it brings out the flavors of Kentucky’s signature beverage. But bourbon and branch is more than just a tasty beverage. It’s an opportunity to build a business and grow jobs in Louisville.

Dec 28 2016 Nine small businesses receive loans from city

The city has awarded loans totaling nearly $168,000 to nine small businesses to help them renovate or expand. The loans have been awarded by Louisville Forward Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO) and the Department of Community Services’ Microbusiness Development Program.