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Mayor Greg Fischer Newsroom

Mayor in New York for Economic Development Trip

Monday August 4, 2008

Also includes participation in Mayors’ Crime Summit in Philadelphia

Mayor Jerry Abramson is headed to New York City tomorrow for a four-day economic development mission that also includes a side trip to the Philadelphia Crime Summit.

Abramson will meet with numerous New York-area automotive, pharmaceutical and medical companies.

He also will meet with editors and reporters at various news publications to discuss major economic events and investments in Louisville including Ryder Cup, IdeaFestival and Museum Plaza and downtown revitalization, among other things.

“I’ll be taking the message that Louisville is a great place to do business,” Abramson said. “And I’ll be spreading the exciting news about what’s happening in our downtown and across the city.”

Abramson and two Greater Louisville Inc. leaders, Eileen Pickett and Daryl Snyder, will leave Monday morning and return Thursday night. GLI is paying for the economic development trip.

On Wednesday, Abramson and leading mayors of several other large U.S. cities will attend a crime summit in Philadelphia hosted by Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter.

Police Chief Robert White also will be at the event. The summit’s goal is to develop a crime-fighting agenda to recommend to the next U.S. President, who will be inaugurated in January.