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Brown-Forman to Build Old Forester Distillery in Downtown
More bourbon is coming back to Louisville’s historic Whiskey Row as Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer today announced Brown-Forman Corporation (NYSE:BFA, BFB) plans to build an Old Forester distillery and visitor experience on Main Street downtown.

Total Quality Logistics LLC to Expand in Louisville
Mayor Greg Fischer joined Governor Steve Beshear and officials from Total Quality Logistics LLC (TQL) today to celebrate the growth of the national company in Louisville.

West Louisville Food Hub to Bring Business, Jobs Together
Louisville Metro Government and Seed Capital Kentucky, Inc., a local non-profit focused on growing the local food economy and supporting regional farmers, announced today that they are partnering on the development of the West Louisville Food Hub.

V-Soft Consulting to Expand Louisville Headquarters
Consulting Group Inc. plans to expand its company headquarters in Louisville. V-Soft, a minority, woman-owned business solutions group, plans to create up to 25 new jobs and invest more than $200,000 into the project.

Computershare, Inc. to Open New Facility in Louisville
Hundreds of new jobs are coming to Louisville Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Greg Fischer announced today, as Computershare, Inc. plans to open a facility in Jefferson County.

'Where Opportunity Knox' Initiative Launches to Hire Veterans
Mayor Greg Fischer joined Greater Louisville leaders to announce the launch of Where Opportunity Knox today, an initiative that will connect 10,000 transitioning veterans and military spouses to jobs and to the region over the next three years.

New Data Shows Louisville is a Leading Metropolitan Area for Exports
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced new export data that shows merchandise exports from the Louisville-Jefferson County metropolitan area totaled a record $8.9 billion, an increase of 16 percent or $1.2 billion from 2012 to 2013. This growth helped Louisville to remain a top metropolitan area for exports in 2013.

Next City Cyclouvia Event Will be on West Broadway
Following the resounding success of the Cyclouvia events in the Highlands and Crescent Hill, the next Cyclouvia will close West Broadway, between 9th and 26th Streets, to vehicular traffic on Sunday, September 7, 2014 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Two Louisville Companies Approved for Incentives to Locate, Expand
Two companies were preliminarily approved for economic development incentives at this morning’s meeting of the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) in Frankfort, Ky. The projects would attract $13.2 million in new investment, and create 775 new jobs in Louisville, which represent $25.8 million in new annual payroll.

BEAM Committee Releases Assessment of Area Infrastructure
A 51-member committee of the Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement has released an assessment of the region’s infrastructure, including roadways, waterways, and fiber optic capabilities. The committee found that the 22-county BEAM region needs to make significant investments to shore up economic development efforts, and must target those investments wisely.

Mayor Launches One Stop Environmental Data Map
A new online web mapping application that makes it easier for citizens to gather information is now available Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

Integrity HR Opens New Facility in Louisville
Integrity HR, a national human resources firm, will relocate to east Louisville and create up to 20 new jobs, mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

iHealth Solutions Moving its Headquarters to Louisville
iHealth Solutions LLC is moving its headquarters and main operations from Virginia to downtown Louisville, solidifying the city’s global reputation as a powerhouse for companies involved in health and business services.

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

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.

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.

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.