GLI Helps 55 Businesses Grow Using Incentive Programs

Greater Louisville Inc. says it has helped 84 companies grow or relocate in the region since Kentucky expanded its business incentive programs in 2009. “All those (84 companies) total about 6,958 jobs, so it’s a significant amount of payroll being generated when we’re in the middle of a great recession and the economy is being […]

Occupy Louisville Responds to Black Friday, Supports Local Business

Occupy Louisville demonstrators are organizing a rally in support of local businesses on Black Friday as the movement continues to target specific ways to express its campaign. It was a little unclear what occupy demonstrators’ demands were when the movement began. Corporate greed and special interest groups seemed like vague targets. Louisville supporters have since […]

With New Restaurant Planned for 4th Street Live, Calls for Downtown Retail Continue

The news that the former Borders bookstore building in 4th Street Live won’t be filled with another retail shop has come as a disappointment for many downtown boosters. The Borders space has been empty for months, and it’s up to the Baltimore-based Cordish Companies to find a tenant. Insider Louisville reports that the German restaurant […]

Small Business Administration Officials Meet With Kentucky Lenders

The federal Small Business Administration is seeking to further increase lending in Kentucky. SBA officials had their annual meeting with representatives from national and local banks in Louisville today. The SBA works on two fronts. The agency consults businesses to see if they can afford loans, then guarantees loans once they’re made. Lending in Kentucky […]

Dippin’ Dots Seeks to Continue Operations Through Bankruptcy

From the Associated Press Novelty ice cream maker Dippin’ Dots has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, but is asking a judge to allow it to use cash collateral to continue operations. The Paducah-based company submitted the filing Thursday night. The company says that allowing it to use the cash collateral and stay functioning will not harm creditors, including Regions […]