Jun 10 2019 Mayor Fischer declares June 10-17 Pride Week in Louisville

Mayor Fischer today joined Metro Council representatives, Karen Williams, President & CEO of Louisville Tourism, Civitas, the newly-formed Louisville chapter of the National LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce, the Human Relations Commission and Chris Hartman, Director of the Fairness Campaign, to declare June 10 – 17, 2019 as Pride Week in Louisville.

Jun 7 2019 Louisville becoming Microsoft technology hub
City to serve as hub for artificial intelligence, Internet of Things, and data science

Jun 6 2019 New Brand for Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport celebrated with official unveiling

Today history was made as the new brand for the recently renamed Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport (SDF) was officially unveiled by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and Lonnie Ali, wife of Muhammad Ali. Officials with the Louisville Regional Airport Authority, the Muhammad Ali Center and Louisville Tourism also took part in the special event.

Jun 3 2019 Louisville launches LouTechWorks

Initiative designed to radically scale city’s tech talent pipeline

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the launch of LouTechWorks, an initiative to boost Louisville’s efforts to rapidly expand its tech talent pipeline in collaboration with education, nonprofit and employer partners.

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.