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12/15/2011
Trilogy Health Services Announces Expansion of Headquarters
Mayor Greg Fischer and executives of Trilogy Health Services, LLC announced today that the company will expand its headquarters in Louisville because of major growth in the region.

12/8/2011
METCO Approves Three Loans to Local Businesses
A total of $180,000 in loans was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage nearly $6.9 million in total investment.

11/16/2011
Congressman Yarmuth and SBA Hold Jobs Fair
In addition to featuring more than 40 currently-hiring area employers, Congressman John Yarmuth’s Veterans Jobs and Resources Fair will include advice and information for military veterans interested in exploring business ownership. The event is Nov. 21 at Canaan Christian Church 2840 Hikes Lane.

10/27/2011
Five Small Businesses Approved by METCO
A total of $255,853 in loans was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage nearly $1.6 million in total investment.

10/27/2011
Ford President Celebrates Investments in Louisville
Investments totaling $1.2 billion and 3,100 new jobs was the cause for celebration today as Governor Steve Beshear and Ford Motor Company President of the Americas Mark Fields joined Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, UAW representatives and other community officials to recognize the partnership that made it all possible.

10/26/2011
Governor Mayor Announce 3 Companies to Retain 340 Jobs
A unique three-member partnership utilizing the state’s first active energy services biomass project will bring $22 million in investment and 14 new jobs to Louisville, Governor Steve Beshear announced today.

10/25/2011
Drexel Metals to Open New Facility in Louisville
Mayor Greg Fischer and executives of Drexel Metals announced today that the company will locate a new facility in Louisville to provide service to the Midwest and South Central U.S. The move will create 25 new jobs and will entail $1.5 million investment in new equipment and building expense and $1.5 million in new annual payroll.

9/22/2011
METCO Awards Loans to Four Local Businesses
A total of $207,600 in loans was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation. These loans will leverage nearly $3.4 million in private investment.

9/9/2011
Bus Tour to Highlight Local Food
Local food touted to restaurateurs, chefs Bus tour to visit Kentucky food producers

8/30/2011
Bank On Louisville Celebrates First Anniversary
Mayor Greg Fischer gathered with representatives of Bank On Louisville today to celebrate the first anniversary of the program and its extraordinary successes.

8/29/2011
Bank On Throws Resource Fair to Celebrate One Year
Bank On Louisville turns one year old and everyone is invited to the party!

8/26/2011
METCO Approves Loans to Two Small Businesses
A total of $60,000 in loans was approved by the Louisville Metropolitan Business Development Corporation.

7/25/2011
Five Local Businesses Awarded City Loans
Five local businesses received loans from Louisville Metro Government, including loans to expand two existing businesses and loans to open a new furniture store and a restaurant/coffee shop.

7/20/2011
First Building Going Up at Nucleus Innovation Park
Officials broke ground today on the first building to go up at Nucleus Innovation Park Downtown, a nine-acre research park on and around the former Haymarket property,

7/14/2011
CoventryCares Selects Louisville as Headquarters
CoventryCares™ of Kentucky announced today that it has chosen Louisville, Kentucky, as the headquarters for its operations.

7/7/2011
Ford Begins Hiring 1800 Employees
Ford Motor Company is accepting applications to hire 1,800 new workers at the Louisville Assembly Plant on Fern Valley Road, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.

7/6/2011
Michters Distillery to Open in Downtown
Governor Beshear, Mayor Fischer Announce Michter’s Distillery to Open Production Distillery in Downtown Louisville; Company to locate in historic Fort Nelson Building, invest nearly $7.8 million

6/30/2011
METCO Awards Loans to Four Small Businesses
Four local businesses received loans from Louisville Metro Government, including a new restaurant and brew pub, a self-serve yogurt bar, a book store that carries rare books and an expanded massage clinic that will create new jobs.

6/10/2011
Louisville Awarded Funding to Target Brownfields
Louisville’s efforts to reposition the Park Hill Industrial Corridor to attract a new generation of innovative businesses received a boost thanks to $900,000 in federal funds Mayor Greg Fischer and Congressman John Yarmuth announced today.

5/19/2011
METCO Approves Five Small Business Loans
Five Local Businesses Awarded City Loans; Loans will help open businesses including two new restaurants, a Family Dollar and a grocery store

5/19/2011
Invensys Rail Expands
Mayor Fischer and Governor Beshear Announce Invensys Rail Corporation to Expand Headquarters in Louisville

3/25/2011
METCO Approves Four Small Business Loans
Four local businesses received loans from Louisville Metro Government, including a new popcorn business and improvements to the former firehouse on Frankfort Avenue and a retail storefront on Shelbyville Road.

2/24/2011
METCO Loans to Four Small Businesses
Loans will help open an art gallery in Valley Station, improve historic buildings

1/27/2011
Four Local Businesses Receive METCO Loan
Loans will help open a new Cuban restaurant, a unique tofu based business, and help renovate two historic buildings on Baxter Avenue.