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Economic Development Newsroom - 2007 Archive

Middletown, Riverport Businesses Awarded Loans
Seven local businesses, including an ink and toner store on Dixie Highway and a restaurant on Shelbyville Road, have been awarded small-business loans to expand or improve their companies.

Shively, Fairmont Businesses Awarded METCO Loans
Three local businesses, including a landscaping company in Fairmont and a flea market in Shively, have been awarded small-business loans to expand their operations.

Resident Magazine Ranks Louisville Among 11 Great Cities
Resident, a weekly lifestyle magazine published in New York City, has named Louisville one of “11 Great Places to Live.” The cover story for the week of Oct. 1 cited Louisville’s low housing prices, vibrant and growing downtown and independent arts scene.

Downtown, Portland Businesses Awarded Loans
Four local businesses, including a downtown florist and a Portland contracting company, have been awarded city loans to help expand their companies.

City, EPA Jointly Host Brownfields Conference
Developers, land owners and city leaders will learn the value of redeveloping properties and improving the environment at the Sustainable Redevelopment in the Ohio River Valley conference.

Louisville Lands New Aircraft Maintenance Facility
Compass Airlines Announces New Aircraft Maintenance Facility at Louisville International Airport

Downtown Housing Tour Gives Citizens A Peek Inside Urban Living
The downtown renaissance can be seen in luxury high-rise condos and chic urban lofts, historic renovations and stunning new architecture. Those — and more — will be featured on this year’s Downtown Housing Tour, set for Saturday, Sept. 8. The event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Louisville Intl Airport Adds Two New Non-Stop Flights to East Coast
Two new daily nonstop flights have been added to Louisville International Airport's menu of jet service. Flights between Louisville, KY, and Boston, MA, and between Louisville, KY, and New York City's LaGuardia Airport are in full swing.

Portland, South End Businesses Awarded Loans
Three local businesses, including a barbershop in Portland and an Okolona beauty salon, have been awarded small business loans that will help them purchase or improve their properties.

Louisville Ranked 3rd Busiest Cargo
Louisville International Ranked 3rd Busiest Cargo Airport in North America; 9th in World

Mayor Announces Major Downtown Medical Project
Over the next two decades the 30 blocks that make up the Louisville health sciences campus will undergo a radical transformation made possible by a projected $2.5 billion of capital investment in expansion, renovation and infrastructure projects.

Local Businesses Expand; Add Jobs
Two motorcycle shops and two restaurants are among the companies awarded small-business loans today from Louisville Metro Government.

Wireless Hotspots Across Louisville
Wireless hotspots across Louisville are marked by blue dots at local stores, shops

METCO Awards New Business Loans
New Restaurants, Stores Awarded Business Loans From Metro Government

Two New Businesses for East Downtown
Animal Hospital to Open Downtown; Child-Care Facility to Open Near Ford Plant

City Loans Help Local Businesses
Coffee Shop, Other Businesses, Receive City Loan

Louisville Named One of America's Top 10 Underrated Cities
Louisville is one of America's Top 10 Underrated Cities according to a leading travel magazine.

Business Loans Help Companies Expand
A motorcycle store and a clothing store are moving into downtown Louisville, thanks in part to business loans awarded this month by Louisville Metro Government.

$50 million shopping-office complex planned for Downtown Louisville
Downtown Louisville is getting a major new shopping and office complex that will feature everything from clothing, furniture and jewelry stores to restaurants, cafes and coffee shops.

Neighborhood Businesses Receive City Loans
New Restaurants, Neighborhood Businesses Awarded City Loans

Louisville Named "Hot City" for Business Expansion
Expansion Management, a national magazine for business and corporate executives, has named Louisville one of America’s 50 “hottest cities” for expansion.

New High-Rise Planned for Downtown Louisville
A glass box rising 12 stories into the air. Rooftop decks with panoramic views of downtown. Fifteen to 20 condominiums. A 285-car garage. A restaurant. A high-tech home for a high-tech company. These are some of the highlights of the new ZirMed Gateway Towers, a $25 million high-rise planned for downtown Louisville by developer Bill Weyland.

ExpressJet Goes Non-Stop to Kansas City & Raleigh-Durham
ExpressJet Airlines announced today that it would offer Louisville’s only twice daily non-stop, round-trip jet service to Kansas City, Missouri and Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina beginning about mid-May.

Airport Releases Economic Impacts
Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson and Louisville Regional Airport Authority Board Vice-Chairman Phil Lynch released the results today of the most recent comprehensive economic impact survey of Louisville’s airports, conducted by the University of Louisville.

City Lands New Airline to Serve Louisville International Airport
Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined airport officials to announce that Louisville International Airport has attracted a new, low-cost airline to serve travelers and enhance transportation options to the west.