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Economic Development Newsroom - 2008 Archive


12/22/2008
Park Hill Company Growing
Great Northern has signed an exclusive agreement with P&G to manufacture and distribute DuraFlash vinyl flashing Central Bank provided the financing and Metro Government has praised the deal

12/16/2008
Two Businesses Receive METCO Loans
New East Market Restaurant, Retail Mall Awarded Small-Business Loans

11/6/2008
KY and IN Leaders Discuss Regionalism
Leaders from Kentucky and Southern Indiana will come together this Friday to discuss regionalism and its importance in the global economic environment at a regional summit titled Beyond Boundaries – Building our 21st Century Community.

10/30/2008
Two Loans Approved by METCO
Two local businesses, including a steel fabrication company, have been awarded small-business loans from Louisville Metro Government.

10/21/2008
IEDC Award Goes to COOL
Louisville Metro Economic Development Department Recognized for Innovative Neighborhood Development Program

10/21/2008
Citizens Weigh in on Park Hill Revitalization
Citizens met with city planners to provide input to help make choices from a number of potential approaches to attract business and create jobs in the 1,400-acre Park Hill Industrial Corridor.

10/8/2008
West Main Street Named Great Main Street
West Main Street has been named one of America’s Top 10 Great Streets by the American Planning Association.

9/26/2008
Mayor Announces $18 Million Whiskey Row Lofts
One was built by the L&N Railroad as its headquarters and the other once housed Louisville’s famous bourbons – and now two historic buildings on Main Street are being converted into a mixed-use project that includes apartments, condominiums, restaurants and offices.

9/25/2008
METCO Loan Awarded to East Broadway Owner
East Broadway Property Owner Awarded Small-Business Loan

9/5/2008
UPS Opens New $67 Million Hub
Mayor Jerry Abramson joined state and local officials today as UPS officially opened the Louisville Centennial Hub – its $67 million ground-package sorting operation near Louisville International Airport.

9/2/2008
City Shows Developers Acres of Opportunity in Park Hill
National and local developers tour Park Hill Industrial Corridor

8/29/2008
New METCO Loans Awarded
Five local businesses, including a new restaurant in Valley Station, have been awarded small-business loans from Louisville Metro Government.

8/29/2008
Louisville Intl Airport Ranked 3rd Busiest Cargo Airport
Louisville International Airport ranked 3rd busiest cargo airport in North America, and 9th busiest in the world, during 2007 by Airports Council International.

8/21/2008
Mayor Releases Cash Economy Study
Retailers Missing $1.1 Billion in Potential Sales in Louisville; Mayor Abramson says report shows neighborhoods’ economic clout

8/14/2008
New Youth One-Stop Center Opens
Youth One-Stop Career center expands to assist more youth to get “back to school” and obtain jobs

8/8/2008
Panera Bread To Open Downtown
Panera Bread, one of the nation’s fastest-growing restaurant chains, will open a store in downtown Louisville this fall.

7/29/2008
Park Hill Business Open House
Businesses in the Park Hill Industrial Corridor will meet with Louisville Metro Economic Development officials tomorrow to discuss potential physical changes to a 1,400 acre area that the city envisions as a new-generation job hub for Louisville.

7/17/2008
Study Calls For Expansion of Locally Grown Foods
The Louisville region can reduce its reliance on imported food by increasing the number of neighborhood farmers’ markets and creating a network that connects Kentucky farmers with Louisville buyers, according to a report released today by Mayor Jerry Abramson.

7/2/2008
Kentucky Trailer Announces Louisville Expansion
Kentucky Trailer announced today that it will expand its Louisville operations, creating 182 new manufacturing jobs while relocating to a new headquarters at Riverport.

6/24/2008
New Job Hub Envisioned for Park Hill
City launches effort to guide implementation of improvements, redevelopment of 1,400 acres near city center

5/29/2008
Small Business Loans Awarded
Beechmont Coffee Shop, Park DuValle Hair Salon Awarded Small Business Loans

5/18/2008
Mayor Attends ICSC Convention
Abramson attends national Retail Convention, hoping to recruit new stores to Louisville

5/6/2008
Three Businesses Awarded Low Interest Loans
Three local businesses, from the Highlands to downtown to south end, are award low-interest loans

4/3/2008
Gallery Square Lofts Opens in East Market Arts District
Mayor Celebrates Grand Opening of Gallery Square Lofts - offers condos, retail space in East Market Arts District

3/31/2008
New Downtown Restaurant Gets METCO Loan
Three local businesses, including a new downtown restaurant, have been awarded low-interest loans to help with expansion and property renovations.

2/19/2008
Gourmet Market To Open Downtown
A new gourmet grocery will soon open downtown, thanks in part to a loan from Louisville Metro Government. The market was one of five Louisville businesses and individuals receiving METCO loans in late January. The loans are used to encourage new stores and business expansion.

2/1/2008
U of L Moving Business Graduate Programs to Museum Plaza
The University of Louisville College of Business announces the location of its graduate programs to Museum Plaza in the city’s central business district in 2010.