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Economic Development Newsroom - 2006 Archive

Officials Break Ground for new Downtown Arena
The Louisville Arena project reached a milestone today as Governor Ernie Fletcher joined state and local dignitaries to turned shovels of dirt in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the city’s newest sports and entertainment venue.

Ground Broken for New Louisville Arena
A new Louisville Arena on the riverfront is a step closer to reality today as state and local dignitaries turned shovels of dirt in a ceremonial groundbreaking for the city’s newest sports and entertainment venue.

Former Philip Morris Site to be Redeveloped
Mayor Abramson says hundreds of jobs and new retail and business services will be created at the site of the old Philip Morris plant at 18th & Broadway.

Louisville First in Southeast for Manufacturing Jobs
Louisville ranks as the Southeast’s top manufacturing city, according to Manufacturers’ News, Inc. (MNI), which compiles and distributes manufacturing guides, statistics and databases for all 50 states.

Mayor: Businesses Choosing West Louisville
Recent business relocations and expansions are demostrating that West Louisville is becoming a preferred location for businesses on the move.

Mayor Abramson and Governor Fletcher Meet to Discuss Ford Future in Kentucky
This morning, Mayor Jerry Abramson met in Frankfort with Gov. Ernie Fletcher, state Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Gene Strong and Greater Louisville Inc. CEO Joe Reagan to talk by telephone with Ford officials following the 7 a.m. announcement.

Mayor: Airport Expansion Continues to Pay Dividends

Louisville Riverfront Arena One Step Closer to Reality
Louisville’s riverfront arena is one step closer to reality following Louisville Metro Government’s approval of an agreement to pay for about 30 percent of the project’s cost.

Mayor Presents New Arena Financing Plan
Mayor Jerry Abramson today presented a new arena financing plan to keep the important economic development project moving forward.

Council's Demands Would Kill Arena and Cost 3,500 Jobs
Louisville's proposed riverfront arena project would be doomed by the Metro Council's demands for extensive construction hiring guarantees Mayor jerry Abramson said in announcing his decision to veto the Council's recent resolution.

Coordinated Skywalk Effort Connects Downtown
Mayor Jerry Abramson said today that a partnership of several downtown hotels and attractions will help visitors navigate the city’s network of skywalks and find downtown destinations.

Mayor, GLI to Recruit Jobs, Professionals in Atlanta

Louisville Ranked Number One for Relocating Families
Louisville is ranked at the top of the list of "The Best Cities to Relocate Families" in a new study that focuses on quality of life, cost of living and other factors.

Louisville’s UPS Hub to Nearly Double in Capacity
For the third time in seven years, logistics giant UPS will significantly expand its WorldPort hub at Louisville International Airport – adding more than 5,000 new, well-paying jobs.

Panel to Suggest Improvements to Air Quality Program
Mayor Jerry Abramson today asked an existing group of business, environmental and community leaders to review recent concerns and recommend improvements to Louisville’s Strategic Toxic Air Reduction (STAR) program.

Louisville Metro Launches Loan Program for Startups
Louisville-Jefferson County Metro Government is launching a new loan program geared toward helping startup businesses get off the ground.

5,200 New Jobs Created in 2005
Louisville’s economic development team landed more than 5,200 jobs in 2005, marking the most successful year for job creation since 2000.

New Portland Kroger Opens
The much anticipated new Kroger store serving the Portland neighborhood opens to the public with a grand opening ceremony attended by Mayor Jerry Abramson, Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, and Kroger President John Hackett.