Jun 26 2017 Forbes names Louisville No. 1 city for manufacturing

Citing a resurgence in the auto industry, Forbes magazine has named Louisville as the No. 1 city in the U.S. where manufacturing is thriving. Since 2011, manufacturing employment in the Louisville-area has grown 30.2 percent, bringing the employment total to 83,300 jobs, representing 12.41 percent of jobs in the local economy.

Jun 16 2017 Open house to be held to reimagine 9th Street

Develop Louisville will host an open house to hear from residents, businesses and stakeholders about their thoughts on how the city can improve 9th  Street. Individuals who live, work, worship or travel on or near 9th Street are encouraged to attend the workshop and share experiences, aspirations and priorities for making 9th Street safer and more accessible for all modes of travel. The open house will be held on June 22 from 6-8 p.m. at the lobby of TARC headquarters (1000 W. Broadway).

Jun 7 2017 Louisville Forward, Greater Louisville Inc., share recognition as top economic development groups for 2016

Mayor Greg Fischer and Kent Oyler, president and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc., today announced that Louisville Forward, the city’s economic development organization, and Greater Louisville Inc. (GLI), the city’s chamber of commerce, have been jointly recognized as Top U.S. Economic Development Groups for 2016 by Site Selection magazine. 

Jun 5 2017 Mayor Fischer presents Justin Mog with Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award

Mayor Fischer has awarded the 2017 Joan Riehm Memorial Environmental Leadership Award to University of Louisville (UofL) Assistant to the Provost for Sustainability Initiatives Justin Mog. The award, now in its eighth year, honors public service employees, volunteers or students who have gone to great lengths to make Louisville a clean, green and healthier place to live, work and play.

Jun 5 2017 Heritage West proposals to be reviewed at June 19 public meeting

Louisville Forward will host a public meeting on June 19 from 6-8 p.m. at Louisville Central Community Center (LCCC). The meeting will provide an opportunity for community members to hear and to respond to presentations from development teams who submitted complete responses to a Solicitation of Interest for Louisville Metro Government’s Heritage West property in the Russell neighborhood.

May 26 2017 Public Art initiative announces two new projects

Louisville Metro Public Art  together with the Commission on Public Art has announced two new projects developed by Louisville artists. The public art projects are focused on pedestrian and cycling experiences in Louisville, and will invite community involvement and participation. Artists Lance Newman and Todd Smith were selected for their innovative approach to public art in the form of poetry and technology, and how we encounter art in our city sidewalks, streets, and bridges.

May 25 2017 Louisville Launches New Farmers Market Association

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (May 25, 2017) – Mayor Greg Fischer today announced formation of the Louisville Farmers Market Association, a new group that will work to support local farmers markets, farmers and food producers to create access to a healthy and sustainable food system in Louisville Metro.

May 25 2017 Mayor launches LouVelo bike share program

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s bike share program, called LouVelo, is now live and ready for use. 

May 19 2017 Mayor's Music & Art Series returns on May 23

The Mayor’s Music & Art Series returns to the Mayor’s Gallery on May 23 with a new feature: conversations with artists of multiple disciplines.

The first event in the artist speaker series will take place at 5:30 p.m. May 23, when Mayor Greg Fischer will talk with artists Daniel Bodner and Braylyn Stewart about recent projects and their creative process, specifically working in the public realm.

May 15 2017 Forums scheduled to discuss Comprehensive Plan update

Develop Louisville will hold nine open house forums for the public to view the work completed to date on the Comprehensive Plan update and provide feedback. Develop Louisville encourages all residents to attend the forums, particularly those who have not yet participated in the Comprehensive Plan update process

May 12 2017 Landbank Authority approves sale of 11 vacant properties

11 vacant properties were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at its April and May meetings. The proposed sales will enhance the condition of properties and lots in neighborhoods across the city.                      

May 9 2017 Mayor and Governor break ground on $33 million manufacturing facility

Mayor Greg Fischer and Gov. Matt Bevin today joined company leaders to break ground on LINAK U.S. Inc.’s 145,000-square-foot plant expansion, which will allow the company to double the size of its current facility that manufactures linear actuators for hospital beds, office desks and farm equipment.

May 9 2017 Mayor helps unveil new Louisville Water and bourbon partnership

For more than 150 years, Louisville’s bourbon industry and Louisville Water Co. have produced two of the city’s most recognized products.  Now, Louisville Water is partnering with a local distiller to bring awareness to the important and essential role that Louisville’s water has with the industry.

May 2 2017 City acquires vacant Parkland grocery store

The city has announced it has purchased the former Parkland grocery store located at Virginia Avenue and South 28th Street with plans to explore redevelopment options.

 

May 1 2017 Old Forester Bourbon, Marv Films, and Twentieth Century Fox join in groundbreaking partnership

Hollywood has a new character – he’s bold and daring with a rustic, yet smooth approach. America’s first bottled bourbon, Old Forester, is known for being full of character.