Mar 24 2017 First CycLOUvia of 2017 will be held on May 13

2017’s first CycLOUvia, the popular event showcasing alternative transportation, is returning to Three Points—Germantown, Schnitzelburg, and Shelby Park—on Saturday, May 13, Mayor Fischer announced today.

The upcoming installment of CycLOUvia will move in a circular route through the Germantown, Schnitzelburg and Shelby Park neighborhoods, also known as Three Points, via Goss Avenue, Logan Street and Shelby Street.

Mar 24 2017 Great Flood Brewing Company opens production brewery in Shelby Park neighborhood

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined the founders of Great Flood Brewing Company and members of the Shelby Park neighborhood to officially open a new distribution and production brewery for the growing local beer brand.

Mar 20 2017 Solicitation of Interest issued for redevelopment of Heritage West

Mayor Greg Fischer joined Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton and members of the West Louisville Community Council (WLCC) today to announce that the city has issued a Solicitation of Interest for the redevelopment of Heritage West in the Russell neighborhood. The city seeks a unique proposal to create and implement an innovative and sustainable development plan for the property located at 3029 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Mar 16 2017 Louisville office market ranks among nation’s most affordable

According to recent national rankings by CBRE Research, both the Louisville Downtown and Suburban Office markets ranked in the Top 10 markets with the lowest asking rental rates in the nation.

Mar 14 2017 City awarded gold designation by SolSmart

Louisville has been awarded a gold designation by SolSmart, a program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, for its commitment to adopting practices that make it faster and easier to use solar energy. This is the highest designation given by SolSmart, distinguishing Louisville as a national leader in advancing solar energy.

Mar 7 2017 World Trade Center Kentucky announces Importers/Exporters Bootcamp in Louisville

The World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY) announces a new Importer/Exporter Boot Camp seminar to take place March 15, 2017 in in Louisville, Ky.

The Importer/Exporter Boot Camp covers topics for established businesses interested in buying and selling in international markets, and for entrepreneurs who are ready to start their own import business here in the United States.

Mar 7 2017 Office of Sustainability announces cool roof rebate program

The Louisville Metro Office of Sustainability has announced a cool roof rebate program, an initiative designed to combat urban warming as identified in the Urban Heat Management Study released last year. The Office of Sustainability is offering a rebate at a rate of $1 per square foot of cool roof, in an effort to incentivize at least 100,000 square feet of new cool roof installations.

Mar 6 2017 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map unveiled

Mayor Greg Fischer and Louisville Metro Council President David Yates were joined by local business owners and civic leaders today to unveil the 2017 South Points Scenic Area Map and calendar of events in front of the new American Pharoah exhibit at the Kentucky Derby Museum near Churchill Downs.

Mar 1 2017 Degrees Work to help workers finish college degree

Mayor launches startup to help companies train and retain talent

Mayor Greg Fischer today launched Degrees Work, a city-sponsored startup that works directly with companies and organizations to encourage their employees to return to college and complete a degree.

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 21 2017 Landbank Authority approves sale of 6 vacant properties

Six vacant properties were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at a special meeting held on Wednesday, February 15th. The proposed sales will enhance the condition of properties and lots in neighborhoods across the city.                                                          

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.