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Economic Development Newsroom - 2005 Archive

'The Vogue' is Open for Business with New Look, New Tenants
Shopping just got a little easier with the opening of The Vogue, the newly dedicated shopping center tucked between Lexington Road and Frankfort Avenue, at the intersection of Shelbyville Road.

Save-A-Lot Opens
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that shopping for groceries and other retail items has just become easier in the Beechmont and Hazelwood neighborhoods, with the opening of the Save-A-Lot grocery store at Hazelwood Shopping Center, 4148 Taylor Boulevard.

Mayor: Louisville one of “100 Best Communities for Young People”
Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today that Louisville has been named one of the “100 Best Communities for Young People” by America’s Promise – Youth Alliance.

Louisville to be new home to ‘ideaFestival’ Festival draws national and international innovators
With the Louisville home of Thomas Edison as a backdrop, Mayor Jerry Abramson today said Louisville will welcome thousands of “big thinkers and innovators” at the 2006 International ideaFestival.

Mayor’s High Impact Program Earns National Recognition
Mayor Jerry Abramson and GLI President and CEO Joe Reagan announced today that the Mayor’s High Impact Portfolio program won the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Award for 2005 in the category of "Excellence in Urban Economic Development."

4th Street Goes Wireless
Mayor Jerry Abramson said today that Louisville is becoming a more high-tech community, with additional wireless Internet access now available at 4th Street Live!, Theatre Square and Jefferson Square.

Louisville Named in Top 10 ‘Hot Headquarters’ Areas
The temperature is not the only thing that is hot in Louisville. Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced that Louisville was ranked ninth among the nation’s “Hot Headquarters Metros for the 21st Century.”

Humana announces major expansion for Louisville
State and local leaders announced today that Louisville-based Humana Inc. has chosen its hometown for a major expansion that will create approximately 1,100 new jobs.

Local Company Expands to Riverport- Move comes after national search
ISCO Industries has signed a contract to acquire six acres at Riverport Industrial Park, which was approved by Riverport Board action yesterday.

Citi Cards Celebrates Grand Opening in Blankenbaker Station Business Park Citi currently employs mor
Citi Cards, part of Citigroup Inc., the largest provider of credit cards in the United States, celebrates its grand opening and ribbon cutting at the Blankenbaker Station Business Park today at 10:30 a.m.

Chautauqua Airlines Breaks Ground on New Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Louisville International A
The Louisville Regional Airport Authority officially broke ground today for an aircraft maintenance complex for Chautauqua Airlines.

Louisville Selected for Major UPS Expansion Expansion to Create up to 1,000 New Jobs
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined Governor Ernie Fletcher and state and local economic development officials in announcing that UPS will locate an air-freight servicing hub in Louisville.

New Improvements Keep Louisville Slugger Field Fresh
Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Bats President Gary Ulmer today announced several improvements taking shape at Louisville Slugger Field in time for the opening of the 2005 season.

Technology Park Attracts New Manufacturing Company
Steel Structural Systems, LLC, a producer of roll formed steel framing components, is the latest company to join the lineup at Technology Park. Jeffrey Cahall, Director of Technology Park of Greater Louisville, announced the addition today.