Fischer Chooses Economic Development Director to Lead Bloomberg Project

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has chosen a member of his cabinet to lead a grant-funded project to develop a new manufacturing region with Lexington. Bloomberg Philanthropies is giving Louisville and several other cities grants to form so-called innovation teams to carry out municipal improvement projects. Fischer has tapped interim Economic Development Director Margaret Handmaker to […]

Mayors Discuss Super Region Study

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, […]

Hardin County Officials Say Alcohol Sales Will Spur Economic Development

Hardin County officials say expanded alcohol sales will help the area capitalize on future developments further north. On October 4th, voters in Elizabethtown, Radcliff and Vine Grove will vote on whether to allow alcohol sales at package liquor stores and in restaurants. “We become a more attractive location, I think, for some younger professionals and […]

Louisville/Lexington Rail Link Plans Could Fall Apart

Plans for a possible rail line connecting Louisville, Lexington and Frankfort are moving forward, but that progress could soon stop. The man behind the concept is leaving his job. Executive director of the Kentucky Capital Development Corporation Ralph Tharp first released his plans for the line earlier this year. But his contract with the corporation […]

Louisville to Receive $4.8 Million Bloomberg Grant

Louisville is among five cities chosen to receive money and assistance from the philanthropic arm of the Bloomberg company. Bloomberg Philanthropies is giving a total of $24 million to Louisville, Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis and New Orleans. The money will essentially pay for brain power, through what the charity is calling innovation teams. They’ll work with […]