Aug 31 2017 METCO Board approves nine loans totaling about $1.5 million

Seven businesses have been approved for nine loans totaling about $1.5 million by the Department of Economic Development’s Metropolitan Business Development Corporation (METCO), including the city’s first ever Business Accelerator loan approved to a new business locating in the Russell neighborhood. The loans will leverage a total investment of $8.71 million and will assist the companies to open, to expand services or to revitalize properties.

Aug 30 2017 Nomination window open for Brightside Awards

To celebrate their dedicated volunteers and business/corporate partners, Brightside has opened the nomination window for the Brightside Awards. The awards will be presented at the Brightside Bash presented by the Republic Bank Foundation on September 21 at Copper & Kings. Brightside asks residents to nominate a friend, neighbor, family member, colleague or company to be recognized for their dedication to keeping our city clean and green.

Aug 24 2017 Louisville Metro Housing Authority selected to join the first ConnectHome Nation Cohort

On August 21, 2017, Louisville Metro Housing Authority was selected to join the new ConnectHome Nation cohort alongside 30 other communities. These communities were chosen after an open application process and review by EveryoneOn.

Aug 18 2017 Process announced for identifying public art, monuments that could be seen as honoring bigotry, racism, slavery

Mayor Greg Fischer today announced the process to identify public artworks and monuments that could be interpreted as honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery.

Aug 11 2017 Sustain Louisville progress report shows improvements to city’s environment

From decreasing the amount of garbage put into the landfill to increasing the number of electric TARC buses and beginning work on recommendations in a groundbreaking urban heat study, Louisville Metro Government and its partners have made important environmental strides in the past year, according to the city’s annual Sustain Louisville progress report.

Aug 8 2017 Officials join to celebrate groundbreaking for Riverport Landings

Today, business leaders and elected officials join the development partners in breaking ground on one of the city’s newest and largest intergenerational communities – Riverport Landings.  This intergenerational community will be home to families, senior citizens, single parent families and young adult foster alumni enrolled in FSH’s educational program.

Jul 25 2017 Landbank Authority approves sales of ten vacant properties

Ten vacant properties were approved for sale by the Landbank Authority at its July meeting. The proposed sales will enhance the condition of properties and lots in neighborhoods across the city.                                      

Jun 30 2017 Greenmarket Popup recalls days of Louisville Haymarket with Kentucky farmers, large volumes, wholesale prices
Chefs, food preservation fanatics and other-large volume buyers are urged to celebrate the high season of Kentucky farm production at a Greenmarket Popup scheduled for Wednesday, July 26, from 10 am to noon at Fresh Start Growers’ Supply, 1007 E Jefferson St. in Louisville. 
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.