Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

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Mayor Fischer, 100 Resilient Cities release comprehensive LouisvilleKY Resilience Strategy

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  — Mayor Greg Fischer and The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) released Louisville’s first citywide Resilience Strategy, a new approach to address the city’s most pressing and interconnected challenges. Entitled Resilient Louisville, the strategy serves as a roadmap to better adapt city systems and institutions to the challenges of the 21st century, and prepare the city and its citizens for both expected and unexpected challenges. It includes an actionable set of visions, goals and targets that address the region’s most pressing stresses and seeks to build capacity among residents and city systems alike to better withstand future…


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LouisvilleKY beats out Nashville, Indianapolis for Top Metro ranking

LOUISVILLE, KY— Site Selection magazine has ranked Louisville a “Top Metro” for economic development in two regions for number of projects in 2018. Louisville ranked fourth out of 10 metropolitan areas in the South Central region and sixth in the East North Central region, beating out other cities including Nashville, Indianapolis and Austin. In its ranking, Site Selection cited 60 expansions or relocations in the Greater Louisville region. Louisville-Jefferson County alone announced 52 projects in 2018, amounting to roughly 3,000 new jobs and more than $380 million in investment. Projects include the major $200 million expansion of GE Appliances’ dishwasher…


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LouisvilleKY’s Opportunity Zones touted as great investment

Louisville, KY., – Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today joined community leaders, investors and Louisville Metro Government representatives to champion Opportunity Zones as a new tool to help revitalize Louisville neighborhoods. Additionally, the Mayor released the city’s Opportunity Zones Prospectus, a holistic document that showcases Louisville’s assets and will be shared with investors locally and across the country. “Opportunity Zones are a new avenue for us to attract investment to areas of our city that already have momentum and could see tremendous growth and opportunity with additional capital investment,” said the Mayor. “We want responsible development and projects that benefit our…


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LouisvilleKY Mayor calls for review of all public art, in preparation for community discussion about their place in the city

  LOUISVILLE —Mayor Greg Fischer announced Sunday that he’s directing the Louisville Commission on Public Art to review its catalogue of public art to develop a list of pieces that can be interpreted to be honoring bigotry, racism and/or slavery. This is in preparation for a community conversation about their display. “I recognize that some people say all these monuments should be left alone, because they are part of our history,” Fischer said. “But we need to discuss and interpret our history from multiple perspectives and from different viewpoints. That’s why a community conversation is crucial.” “Both our human values…