May 16 2019 Louisville unveils “Love in the Street” art installation, announces national arts grant award

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community partners for two arts announcements: the awarding of a $75,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and the completion of the “Love in the Street” public art installation.

May 8 2019 Louisville Forward, GLI recognized as top economic development group by Site Selection magazine

Mayor Greg Fischer and Kent Oyler, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), today announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic and community development organization, and GLI, the 15-county regional chamber of commerce, have been jointly recognized as Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2018 by Site Selection magazine.

May 6 2019 El Taco Luchador, Union 15 coming to historic Colonial Gardens in south Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Metro Council members and representatives from Underhill Associates to mark the near completion of the historic Colonial Gardens redevelopment project and announce two tenants, El Taco Luchador and Union 15.

May 6 2019 Online pet supplies retailer opens new offices in southeast Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Chewy.com, an online pet supplies retailer, is expanding in Louisville. The Florida-based company is settling into a more than 88,000-square-foot office space at 3621 Fern Valley Road.

May 6 2019 Online pet supplies retailer opens new offices in southeast Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Chewy.com, an online pet supplies retailer, is expanding in Louisville. The Florida-based company is settling into a more than 88,000-square-foot office space at 3621 Fern Valley Road.

May 1 2019 New Dixie Highway Project entering critical stage

Crews on The New Dixie Highway Project will begin installing medians next week between Upper Hunters Trace and Heaton Road. This means the crews are launching a critical part of the project almost a month ahead of schedule.

Mar 12 2019 Mayor says SummerWorks ‘crucial’ to nurturing youth, developing city’s talent pipeline

Summer jobs are critical to developing the community’s youth and building a stronger local economy, Mayor Greg Fischer said today in launching the SummerWorks jobs program for 2019.

The program partners with companies and non-profits to provide good summer employment for young people age 16-21.

Mar 12 2019 Louisville beats out Nashville, Indianapolis for Top Metro ranking

LOUISVILLE, KY (March 12, 2019)— Site Selection magazine has ranked Louisville a “Top Metro” for economic development in two regions for number of projects in 2018. Louisville ranked fourth out of 10 metropolitan areas in the South Central region and sixth in the East North Central region, beating out other cities including Nashville, Indianapolis and Austin.

Feb 20 2019 Louisville Metro Government and Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund publish Housing Needs Assessment

Louisville’s Office of Housing & Community Development (OHCD) and the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund (LAHTF) have published a draft Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) that provides the city’s first in-depth analysis of housing stock across Louisville Metro. The assessment was done by Mullin & Lonergan Associates of Pittsburgh at a cost of about $100,000.

Feb 13 2019 City announces new public art grant opportunity

Louisville Metro Government has announced a new public art opportunity with the Commission on Public Art and as part of Lean Into Louisville. This opportunity called “Untold Stories in Public Spaces” will support projects that memorialize and/or celebrate narratives that have not yet been recognized through an artistic lens in Louisville’s public spaces.

Jan 23 2019 $34 million mixed-use development planned west of Ninth

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the historic, long vacant warehouse located at 1405 W. Broadway has been acquired by the Housing Partnership Inc. (HPI) to be redeveloped into a $34 million mixed-use development.

Jan 22 2019 Mayor's Office and Fund for the Arts announce new mural festival

Mayor Greg Fischer together with Fund for the Arts, the Imagine Greater Louisville 2020 Steering Committee and Louisville Visual Art today announced a transformational two-week mural festival set to launch in fall of 2019. The Imagine Mural Festival will bring talented artists from Louisville and beyond together to create artworks that uncover the untold stories of one of Louisville’s historic neighborhoods with the Smoketown neighborhood hosting the mural festival this year.

Jan 4 2019 City announces opportunity to apply for the External Agency Fund Competitive Grants

Louisville Metro Government today announced the process to apply for the External Agency Fund for FY20 (July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020). These grants funded through the city’s general fund are awarded to non-governmental, or "external” agencies that contribute to the city's cultural, social and economic vitality.

 A summary of the application process is as follows with more details listed below:

Dec 28 2018 2018 great year for small business growth in Louisville

2018 was a banner year for small business growth in Louisville Metro with 30 small businesses being approved for loans totaling nearly $2.3 million by the Louisville Metro Departments of Economic Development and Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of nearly $12 million.  

Dec 20 2018 Louisville Metro Government sets goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville is joining cities across the globe by setting a goal of an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.