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7/24/2014
GE FirstBuild Microfactory Opens in Louisville
• FirstBuild™ designs, builds and sells home appliances using an online co-creation community and micromanufacturing model to accelerate new product introductions

7/16/2014
Louisville Awarded Prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Grant
National Endowment for the Arts announced that Louisville will receive a $50,000 “Our Town” grant to place artists on project teams inside of corporations. The Louisville initiative, referred to as “The Accelerator”, is designed to make Louisville businesses more dynamic and profitable. The initiative was created through a collaboration between IDEAS 40203 and its sister organization, Brooklyn-based, Residency Unlimited.

7/9/2014
New Spirits Company Headquarters Will be Downtown
Adding to the city’s growing international reputation as the premier place to start and grow beverage companies, Mayor Greg Fischer today welcomed the city’s newest spirits business, Rivulet Pecan Liqueur.

7/9/2014
Skilled Training Program Reaches Milestone With First Graduating Class
A group of eager workers and learners were honored today in a unique commencement ceremony – the first graduating class of Bridges to Opportunities, a workforce training program created to provide minority and female workers with education and skills for careers in construction.

6/27/2014
Four Businesses Receive Approval of METCO Loans
Four businesses were approved for a total of six loans in the amount of $695,000 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $28.6 million to assist four businesses in the food and beverage sectors, make energy efficient, façade and accessibility improvements, and create jobs.

6/27/2014
Louisville Wins Google Challenge
Mayor Greg Fischer was awarded winner of Google’s Get Your Business Online Challenge, at the US Conference of Mayors Annual Meeting this week. The city was recognized for leading a number of initiatives to help small businesses get online.

6/27/2014
Mayor's SummerWorks Program Produces Jobs for Youth
Mayor Greg Fischer announced today that Louisville’s business community has made the Mayor’s SummerWorks program a success for the fourth year by putting more than 2,000 young adults, ages 16-21, in summer jobs. Fischer set a 2,000-job goal for 2014 at the end of last year’s program that put more than 1,500 young adults to work.

6/26/2014
Mayors Fischer and Gray Announce New BEAM Initiative
At the kickoff of the Global Cities Initiative event in Louisville, Mayor Greg Fischer and Mayor Jim Gray today announced the launch of another BEAM initiative: the first Kentucky Manufacturing Innovation Conference, to be held in October in Lexington.

6/25/2014
Louisville Awarded ArtPlace America Grant
Louisville, KY Awarded $250,000 ArtPlace America Grant to Fund Creative Innovation Zone

5/30/2014
METCO Approves 9 Loans for Small Businesses
Six businesses were approved for a total of nine loans in the amount of $497,800 by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage a total investment of $6.7 million to assist six businesses in the food and beverage sectors, façade and accessibility improvements, and an entertainment destination.

5/28/2014
Louisville Joins National Day of Civic Hacking
Louisville will host one of more than 120 events taking place throughout 100 U.S. cities on Saturday, May 31, as part of National Day of Civic Hacking. This is an opportunity for government agencies, businesses, nonprofits and civically-engaged individuals to work together to solve complex social problems using government data.

5/8/2014
Louisville Progressing in Educational Attainment, STEM Degrees
In a newly released comparison of 16 peer cities, the Louisville-Southern Indiana region is the only metro area that has moved up in the rankings of per capita degree attainment in every category of academic achievement – from certificates and diplomas to graduate and professional programs – since 2000.