BEAM Releases Regional Economic Growth Plan
The 22 counties that form the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement region, with Louisville and Lexington as its anchors, have the capacity to grow significant jobs in advanced manufacturing, but the region needs a much more skilled engineering and technical workforce, according to a new study.
City Seeks Vendor to Build High-Speed Gigabit Network
City Seeks Vendor to Build High-Speed Gigabit Network - Louisville Metro willing to allow vendor use right-of-way
City Launches New Technology for Mobile Pay for Parking
Parking in downtown just got easier, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today. The city has launched a partnership with PassportParking, and will be introducing new mobile pay technology on Monday, November 18 at downtown surface lots. Drivers will be able to use their cell phones to pay for parking, first at downtown surface lots and eventually, at on-street meters throughout the downtown area.
New Hotel Coming to Heart of Downtown Louisville
Steve Poe, along with Mayor Greg Fischer, today announced the development of a new Aloft hotel in the heart of downtown Louisville – at the corner of 1st and Main Streets, across from historic Whiskey Row and adjacent to the KFC Yum! Center arena. The property will be developed by the Poe Companies with REI Real Estate Services, and managed by White Lodging. The $22 million, eight story boutique hotel will feature an urban design aesthetic with 175 stylish guest rooms and suites, 2,800 square feet of meeting space, and a lively social atmosphere.
City Seeks Input for Improving Mobility in Louisville
In the first tangible result related to Vision Louisville’s public input phase, Mayor Greg Fischer is asking for the community’s input – and imagination – for creating greater mobility and connectivity between places where people live, work, shop and enjoy leisure time.
Riverport Expanding to Dixie Highway Area
Mayor Greg Fischer and Jefferson Riverport International officials today announced a Riverport expansion of 162 acres located along Dixie Highway near the Watson Lane intersection. This new development, Riverport Phase 5, is the first non-contiguous development beyond the 2,000 acres that makes up the industrial site between the Greenbelt Highway and the banks of the Ohio River.
M&M Cartage Announces Green Transportation Initiative
M&M Cartage has announced a new initiative to become a national leader in green transportation. The Kentucky-based company plans to invest $7.5 million in building materials and capital equipment, allowing for the construction of a new headquarters with green efficiencies to go along with the addition of new trucks powered by compressed natural gas. To accomplish the goal, the Commonwealth of Kentucky awarded M&M Cartage $800,000 in economic incentives to spur this investment which will lead to 45 new jobs.
METCO Approves Loan for Downtown Building Facade Improvements
One loan in the amount of $50,000 was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation during its October board meeting. This loan will leverage an additional $150,690 in private investment, to assist the owner in improving its building, which thereby helps the neighborhood build pride and improve the attractiveness of the retail district.
New Computer Lab at Nia Center Helps Fight Cancer
A new high-tech computer lab at the Nia Center on West Broadway will help adults earn their high school diplomas and improve their career skills – while simultaneously being used for medical research to fight cancer.
Construction Begins on New Hotel at Clay Commons
City Properties Group, LLC and First Hospitality Group, Inc. announced today they have started construction on a new Hilton Garden Inn in Downtown Louisville. Mayor Greg Fischer and Councilman David Tandy joined the developers in breaking ground on the new hotel at the corner of 4th and Chestnut Streets downtown.
TARC Investing Millions in Enhanced Transit
TARC officials today were joined by Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and representatives of Kentucky, Indiana and federal transportation agencies to launch 21 distinctive, new buses called “commuter coaches” – the start of more than $30 million in investments to modernize the public transportation system serving Greater Louisville.
Louisville's Bourbon Boom
Jefferson County is one of the biggest winners in the Bourbon renaissance, with the signature industry providing 4,200 jobs, $263 million in payroll, $32 million in tax revenue and $50 million in capital projects in 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
eBay Enterprises Announces 150 New Jobs and Seasonal Hiring
Mayor Greg Fischer, Governor Steve Beshear and eBay Enterprise officials today announced eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, plans to expand operations in Louisville, creating more than 150 new, full-time jobs and investing up to $45 million in Louisville. The expansion includes construction that would join two newly purchased buildings together for a total of 270,000 square-feet on 17 recently acquired acres near the existing facility on Trade Port Drive in Louisville.