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Economic Development Newsroom - 2010 Archive


12/9/2010
New Life for Louisville's Ford Assembly Plant
Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson today joined Ford Motor Company executives and employees at the Louisville Assembly Plant (LAP) to celebrate the company’s planned $600 million investment at LAP that will transform the plant into Ford’s most-flexible, high-volume plant in the world.

12/8/2010
December 2010 METCO
Loans will help two downtown restaurants open their doors

11/29/2010
Nucleus Announces Construction Team
The University of Louisville Foundation and Nucleus, in conjunction with Governor Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson, announced the hiring of the architecture firm and construction manager to initiate construction of the first research building on the old Haymarket site.

10/28/2010
Four Small Businesses Awarded City Loans
Four local businesses received small-business loans from Louisville Metro Government, including a new indoor karting venue and improvements to a new location of The Comfy Cow—the old Genny’s Diner and the house west of it on Frankfort Avenue.

10/8/2010
WorkNow Kentucky Provides 800 Jobs
The success of the WorkNow Kentucky program in providing summer jobs for Kentucky’s disadvantaged youth and adults with children can’t be measured only by the number of people employed this summer. Behind each of those 814 young residents in Jefferson and Bullitt counties who participated in the program, there is a story that resonates about how important the work experience was to each individual.

9/2/2010
METCO Awards Loans to Four Small Businesses
Four Small Businesses Awarded City Loans; Loans will allow companies to expand and improve

8/30/2010
Louisville Rated Top 10 for Business Growth
Top Economic Development Magazine Rates Louisville In Top 10 for Business Growth, Low Cost of Living. Louisville is ranked high among major U.S. cities for its potential for economic growth and low cost of living by a leading national business publication.

7/1/2010
Mayor Launches Bank On Louisville
Mayor Jerry Abramson has launched a new program to help unbanked citizens---those who do not have a checking or savings account---gain better access to the mainstream banking system, saving themselves and their families thousands of dollars.

6/29/2010
Four Businesses Awarded METCO Loans
Four Companies Awarded Small-Business Loans From City Government; Loans will create jobs, expand economy

6/25/2010
Governor, Mayor Announce HUD Loan Application for Museum Plaza
Surrounded by local and state officials, Governor Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson today announced the state’s plan to submit an application for a $100 million federal loan from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Museum Plaza, a $465 million, 62-story skyscraper project in Louisville that could create nearly 7,000 short-term and permanent jobs.

6/22/2010
Kix.com Supports Job Seekers & Employers
Kix.com or the Kentucky Indiana eXchange helps link job seekers to employment opportunities, employers to the region’s best talent and prospective students to the training and education they need to fill higher-skilled jobs and contribute to regional prosperity. The site also looks to connect our region in an unprecedented way using state-of-the-art social networking tools.

6/21/2010
Dometic Corporation Moves to Louisville
Governor Beshear Announces Dometic Corporation to Move Headquarters to Louisville; New corporate office to serve North and South American markets, create 98 jobs

6/8/2010
Second Street Transformation to Occur Near Arena
The road under the Second Street Bridge will be transformed into a plaza — filled with plantings, seats and pedestrian spaces — that will host festivals and celebrations and will be an inviting promenade for the new KFC YUM! Center, Gov. Steve Beshear and Mayor Jerry Abramson announced today.

5/17/2010
Abramson Recognizes Fast Growing Inner City 100 Companies
Mayor Abramson Recognizes Fast-Growing Companies; Consumers Choice Coffee, Pro-Liquitech named to Inner City 100

5/4/2010
Small Businesses Receive Loans From City Government
Six local businesses, including a downtown loft project and an eye care office in Western Louisville, have received small-business loans this month from Louisville Metro Government.

4/19/2010
Louisville Downtown Arena Officially Becomes KFC Yum! Center
LOUISVILLE DOWNTOWN ARENA OFFICIALLY BECOMES KFC YUM! CENTER Yum! Brands, LAA, Team Services Announce Long-Term Arena Naming Rights Agreement

3/29/2010
METCO Awards Loans to Three Local Businesses
New Bar-Restaurant Near Downtown Arena Receives Small-Business City Loan; Three loans awarded to local businesses

3/24/2010
Raytheon Adds 30 Jobs and Invests Millions
Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Raytheon Missile Systems in Louisville Louisville company adds 30 new jobs, invests more than $3 million

3/16/2010
Kentuckiana Curb Expands in Louisville
Governor Beshear, Mayor Abramson Announce Expansion of Kentuckiana Curb in Louisville Company to manufacture high efficiency commercial HVAC systems, create 50 new jobs

3/15/2010
Signature HealthCARE Moves Headquarters to Louisville
Signature HealthCARE to Move National Headquarters to Louisville, Create Country’s First Long-Term Care Innovation Center

3/11/2010
Mayor Breaks Ground on Two New Garages
Abramson Breaks Ground On Two Downtown Garages To Serve Growing Corporate Headquarters and New Hotel; Projects add 757 parking spaces to center city

3/8/2010
UPS Named Worlds Most Admired
UPS ONCE AGAIN “WORLD’S MOST ADMIRED” BY FORTUNE SURVEY

3/5/2010
Six Local Businesses Awarded Small Business Loans
Six businesses, including a new retail store in St. Matthews and downtown high-rise office tower, have received small-business loans this month from Louisville Metro Government.

2/24/2010
New Green Incentives Available
New Green Business Loan applications now being accepted

2/23/2010
Governor Mayor Announce Startup of Three New Companies
TRAX Mechanical Systems, Liberty Processing & Services Innovation and Bio Pharma Logistics to create a combined 145 new jobs, invest nearly $13.5 million

2/18/2010
Ground Broken on Whiskey Row Lofts
WHISKEY ROW LOFTS RECEIVES COMMITMENTS FOR CONSTRUCTION FINANCING, ANNOUNCES START OF RENOVATIONS

1/29/2010
New Restaurant Near Arena Receives City Loan
Two new businesses, including a restaurant opening adjacent to the downtown arena, have received small-business loans this month from Louisville Metro Government.