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.
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.
TARC Bus Arrivals Available on Google Maps
TARC real-time bus arrival information for all stops is now available online through Google Maps and TARC's own trip planner, making public transit an easier and more efficient travel option.
Public Art Boosted with New Art Administrator and Programs
Louisville’s public art profile is on the rise, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today, with the hiring of Sarah Lindgren to be the city’s new Public Art Administrator, and progress made on goals of the city’s Commission on Public Art.
New Program Helps Companies Grow Exports
The Bluegrass Economic Advancement Movement, in partnership with JPMorgan Chase Foundation, today announced a new program aimed at growing exports in the 22 counties that comprise the greater Louisville-Lexington region.
Six Small Businesses Receive Approval of METCO Loans
Eight loans in the amount of $486,660 were approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage an additional $15.5 million in private investment, to assist businesses in starting up, improving their buildings, and cleaning the land to encourage economic development.