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Sunday CycLouVia Event to Benefit WaterStep
During Sunday’s CycLouVia open street event along Frankfort Ave., people can walk, bike, skate, shop --- and support a good cause by bringing new or used shoes to donate to WaterStep.

METCO Board Approves Loan for Energy Efficient Project
Jakeland, LLC received approval for a Go Green energy efficiency loan in the amount of $201,925 from the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. This loan will assist the property owner, Andy Blieden, to install an additional 205 solar panels to the ones he currently has on the Butchertown Market, located at 1201 Story Avenue

Mayor Announces Walmart Supercenter to be Built at 18th & Broadway
Bringing hundreds of new jobs and much-needed new retail to West Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Walmart will build a Supercenter at 18th and Broadway.

CycLouVia Returns to Frankfort Avenue
The next CycLouVia will close Frankfort Avenue, between Stilz Avenue and Pope Street, to vehicular traffic on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. This is the first time the city’s open streets program will occur outside of the Highlands.

New Sheppard Square Opens to Residents
Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) and Mayor Greg Fischer announced that Louisville’s $96.5 million redevelopment of Sheppard Square is now home to new residents in the Smoketown neighborhood.

Luxury Omni Hotel, Grocery, Apartments to Anchor $261 Million Downtown Development
Louisville will get a new four-diamond hotel — along with a much-anticipated downtown grocery, retail shops and 200 apartments — under a $261 million downtown development plan announced today by Mayor Greg Fischer and Governor Steve Beshear.

METCO Board Approves Facade Loan
Texas and Goss, LLC received approval for a façade loan in the amount of $50,000 from the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. This loan will assist the property owners, Alex Frommeyer and Shane Uttich, to replace siding and block with Dryvit, replace some windows, install awnings and make other minor repairs. The total investment is expected to be $78,280.

Diageo Announces Restoration of Historic Stitzel-Weller Distillery
Diageo today announced that it plans to invest an initial $2 million to develop the Stitzel-Weller Visitor Center at Louisville’s legendary distillery.

ElderServe Moves to Nucleus Building
ElderServe, one of Louisville’s largest non-profit organizations that provides critical services to vulnerable seniors, today announced that the organization will move its offices to the Atria Support Center at Nucleus Innovation Park later this year. Also announced today was the launch of the organization’s “ElderServe – At the Nucleus of Aging” fundraising campaign.

National Grant Will Provide More Training for Manufacturing Jobs
More training will be available for individuals looking to land manufacturing jobs thanks to a $150,000 Social Innovation Fund Grant from the National Fund for Workforce Solutions. The training classes, held at The Kentucky Manufacturing Career Center (KMCC), are free and help prepare men and women for entry-level jobs with local manufacturers.

Publicly Owned Real Estate Information Available on New Database
The city, in partnership with OpportunitySpace, has launched an online platform that publishes details about every government-owned parcel of land and building in the Louisville region.

Ford Invests $80 Million, Creates 350 Jobs in Louisville
Ford Motor Company, the industry’s truck leader, will add 350 new jobs and make an $80 million investment to the Kentucky Truck Plant to meet the high demand for F-Series Super Duty trucks.

Mayor Sets Goal of 2,000 Summer Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer today challenged businesses and organizations to put 2,000 youth in jobs this summer by supporting his SummerWorks program. The program, recognized as one of the nation’s best summer jobs program last week by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, provided jobs and training for 1,500 youth last summer.

Gelato Producer Receives Approval of First Agribusiness Loan
Gelato Gilberto received approval of a $65,060 Louisville Agribusiness Loan, to expand their business with a wholesale component. The loan fund was created through a partnership with the state through the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund and a match from the city.