The initial planning for a super region between Louisville and Lexington has begun. The Brookings Institution is helping the cities put together a plan for an economic partnership centered around manufacturing jobs. In particular, it will look at how best to lure more auto industry jobs to Louisville, Lexington or nearby cities. In the past,… Continue reading Mayors Discuss Super Region Study
Recently, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer announced his plans to work with the Brookings Institution and the Lexington Government on a new financial plan for the city. A spokesperson for Fischer says there are no plans to involve the KLC in the project.
Fischer acknowledged the city’s shortcomings and said Louisville must rise above the second tier: The city has lost thousands of jobs in the last decade; educated residents have moved away; and current graduation rates are below expectations.