Nov 13 2019 Louisville unveils home for regional AI hub powered by Microsoft, names director

Mayor Greg Fischer today joined Microsoft U.S. Chief Technology Officer Jennifer Byrne to announce that Ben Reno-Weber will serve as Director of the Future of Work Initiative, the tech giant’s regional efforts around artificial intelligence, internet of things, and data science. They also cut the ribbon on the initiative’s home, Story Louisville powered-by-Microsoft, at 900 E. Main St.

Nov 7 2019 New loan programs offered to small developers and immigrant professionals

In response to community input and continued conversations with Louisville Metro Government, Louisville-based certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) LHOME has launched two new loan programs aimed at building wealth for small developers in west Louisville and for immigrants seeking recertification for professions they pursued in their countries of origin.

Oct 17 2019 Construction on new Dare to Care facility begins in Parkland neighborhood

Dare to Care Food Bank broke ground today, on its new Dare to Care Community Kitchen in partnership with the Novak Family Foundation. The new Kitchen will be located at the site of a former grocery store at 28th and Virginia Streets in Louisville’s Parkland neighborhood.  Opening in April 2020, the new Kitchen will triple the size of Dare to Care’s current kitchen, expanding capacity for existing and new programs to serve Kentuckiana’s 170,000 food insecure residents.

Oct 11 2019 Chef Space member graduates into brick-and-mortar location

After less than a year, a new restauranteur is ready to move out of the kitchen incubator program at Chef Space and into a storefront of his own.

Open Caribbean Kitchen owner Ernst Pierre today opened his new restaurant, located at 4735 Poplar Level Road, Suite 1. Open Caribbean Kitchen serves a variety of Caribbean food, including Haitian, Dominican, and Trinidadian.

Oct 2 2019 Mayor Fischer kicks off National Manufacturing Month

During the month of October, Mayor Greg Fischer will join local leaders, business owners, and workforce development providers to celebrate National Manufacturing Month. Accounting for 12 percent of the region’s total employment, manufacturing continues to be a major driver in the Louisville economy, with companies ranging from automotive to home appliances, machining and chemicals.

Sep 16 2019 Accreditation recognizes PARC among top 5 percent of parking organizations in the world

park accreditation news conference

Sep 12 2019 Southwest Airlines announces new nonstop service to Fort Lauderdale

Southwest Airlines recently announced new seasonal weekly nonstop service between Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) beginning Saturday, December 21, 2019. The airline will operate the flight using 143-seat Boeing 737 aircraft.

Sep 6 2019 Mayor declares September as Optimal Aging Month in Louisville

Mayor Greg Fischer today proclaimed September to be Optimal Aging Month in Louisville as part of a national observation of Healthy Aging Month.

Aug 29 2019 Online pet supplies retailer again expanding its local presence

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced that Chewy.com, the leading online pet retailer, is planning to grow in Louisville less than a year after opening a customer service center here.

Aug 23 2019 City sells Doerhoefer-Hampton House in Russell neighborhood

Building will serve as meeting space, headquarters for men of color mentoring program

 

Louisville Metro Government is selling Doerhoefer-Hampton House, 2422 and 2424 W. Chestnut St., to local nonprofit Theta Omega Inc.

Louisville Metro Council approved a surplus resolution on Thursday, Aug. 22, allowing the sale.

Aug 13 2019 Allegiant Air announces new nonstop service to Sarasota

Allegiant Air today announced new seasonal nonstop service between Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) and Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) beginning Monday, November 25, 2019. Nonstop flights to Sarasota will be offered twice weekly on Mondays and Fridays. The airline will operate the flight using an Airbus A320 with 186-seats.

Aug 13 2019 The Big Table: World’s Largest Potluck returns to Iroquois Park September 15 to celebrate city’s diversity

Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that The Big Table, a welcoming event aimed at bringing people together to share food and conversation, is returning to Iroquois Park on Sunday, Sept. 15 from 5-7 p.m. Last year, more than 1,500 people participated in the event, and organizers this year will be setting up for 2,000 attendees.  

Jul 25 2019 Massive growth planned at El Toro prompts move to NuLu

Three years after opening an expanded headquarters downtown, El Toro Internet Marketing LLC plans to move to larger offices in the NuLu neighborhood, adding 400 new jobs and investing $10.5 million.

Jul 17 2019 Learn about community land trusts at two city-hosted events

Louisville Metro Government, Louisville Metro Housing Authority (LMHA), and LHOME invite affordable housing practitioners, developers, advocacy groups, and community residents to learn about community land trusts on Thursday, July 25.

Jul 9 2019 Sixteen small businesses receive loans from city

Since January, sixteen businesses have been approved for loans, totaling over $1.25 million, by the Louisville Metro Government’s Department of Economic Development and Office of Resilience and Community Services. The loans will leverage a total investment of more than $1.7 million and will assist the businesses in opening, expanding services, or rehabilitating properties.