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Economic Development Newsroom - 2003 Archive

Mayor Jerry Abramson today officially re-opened Second Street
Mayor Jerry Abramson today officially re-opened Second Street to two-way traffic, hailing the road as “a grand new entry to our community.”

VET Will Close Friday; New Task Force Will Examine Clean-Air Options
Mayor Jerry Abramson today said the Vehicle Emissions Testing (VET) program will close Friday, Oct. 31 as mandated by the state legislature last year.

Airport Releases 2002 Economic Impact Report
Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board Chairman J. Michael Brown released the results today of the most recent comprehensive economic impact survey of Louisville’s airports, conducted by the University of Louisville.

Loan Program to Help Improve Accessibility To Small Businesses
New low-interest loan offered to improve accessibility

Louisville earns high marks for entrepreneurship
Louisville finishes first in small business growth in Entrepreneur Magazine's 10th Annual Best Cities for Entrepreneurs rankings

Groundbreaking Held for Marriott Downtown
Groundbreaking Held for Marriott Downtown; Convention Business Already Booked for Hotel

Mayor’s Venture Capital Strategy Unveiled
A new comprehensive strategy will attract more venture capital to Louisville and create an environment for more home-grown businesses to flourish.

New High-Tech Parking Meters Easier to Use
The old, mechanical parking meters are being replaced with electronic meters that are easier to use and maintain.

Louisville Recognized for Livability For Visually Impaired Residents
Louisville has been named by a leading national organization as one of the five best places to live for people who are blind or visually-impaired.

Abramson Hits ‘Windy City’ to Attract Young People Back to Louisville
Abramson traveled to Chicago in an effort to lure home former Louisvillians, particularly young professionals, who live there.