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Councilwoman Welch sees great potential for residents of District 13 with new UPS facility

Tuesday January 16, 2007

Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
For More Information Contact:
Tony Hyatt: 574-4137/ 526-3622
For Immediate release:

Louisville – Metro Councilwoman Vicki Welch (D) 13 sees a great economic potential for the Metro area as United Parcel Service moves forward with its $1 billion expansion at Louisville International Airport.

Welch was on hand Friday morning as UPS officials and Mayor Jerry Abramson broke ground for a new package sorting facility to locate in the Renaissance Zone on Paul Road.

“This is the first of many projects in the Renaissance Zone to enhance economic development,” said Welch. “It is the creation of more jobs for District 13 and Metro Louisville.”

The new facility is expected to create a potential 900 jobs and will be completed in May of 2008. It is a 258,850 square foot ground package and sorting facility. UPS will relocate its current sorting facility on Ashbottom Lane to the Renaissance Zone.

“The Mayor’s vision of airport expansion in the 1980’s continues to pay dividends for all of us,:” says Welch. “This is what I hope will be the first of many developments to help District 13 and all of Metro Louisville.”

Vicki Welch (D) 13