Greater Louisville Inc. President and CEO Joe Reagan insists his decision to accept the top job with the St. Louis Regional Chamber & Growth Association has nothing to do with increased criticism of the agency. The city’s chamber of commerce has been under intense scrutiny over the past year as a result of flat economic… Continue reading GLI’s Reagan Headed to St. Louis
The U.S.stock market re-opens this morning after four straight weeks of losses. Traders remain concerned about the European debt situation and fears that the U.S. is headed toward another recession. Wall Street Journal MarketWatch columnist David Weidner says don’t expect any major gains in the market over the next several weeks. “There’s not a lot… Continue reading Weidner: No Major Market Gains In Near Future
The leaders of the Dare to Care Food Bank say this year’s hunger walk in Louisville has to be bigger than ever. Since late 2007, Dare to Care has seen the demand for food increase 67 percent. One out of every six area families now relies on the food bank for a portion of its… Continue reading Dare to Care Demand Grows, Hunger Walk Approaches
The region ranks ninth from the bottom in a measurement of job growth in the 372 largest metro areas. Most of the cities added jobs last year, but Louisville and the surrounding area lost 75 hundred. That follows a decade when more than 30 thousand jobs were lost.
Cowen says the need for money has increased over the last few years, but raising money to meet that need isn’t always feasible. He says the recession and competition among entertainment media will likely force many arts groups to rethink their operations.
National Foundation to Support Cell Transplant Research board chair Paula Grisanti says the new focus on cutting the federal budget and stopping earmarks in Congress could potentially devastate research projects that rely on federal grants.
Fischer said earlier this month that he will essentially ask all of the department heads to re-apply for their jobs. Last week, his team sent letters to those employees asking them for information, including their resumes. Fischer says he’s not sure when any decisions will be made on who to retain.
Elizabeth Kramer Some Indiana institutions have issued a report about the condition of the state’s arts organizations. The Indiana Arts Commission enlisted Indiana University’s School of Public And Environmental Affairs to conduct a survey of more than 1,500 organizations. Kirsten Grønbjerg is an Indiana University professor and chair of the school’s Center on Philanthropy. She… Continue reading Indiana Arts Groups Face Difficulties Fundraising
By Elizabeth Kramer The Kentucky Arts Council is set to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support arts groups statewide. The council will receive more than $850,000 from the NEA to support the operating costs of arts groups as well as arts education programs. Ed Lawrence is with the Kentucky… Continue reading Kentucky, Indiana Get Arts Grants Worth $1.7 million
The Louisville Chapter of the United Nations Association is holding forum on human trafficking this weekend. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has details. Many people call it modern-day slavery. And on Sunday panelists who work with victims of this crime and others who educate lawmakers and the public on the issue will participate in the forum. Matt… Continue reading UN Association to Hold Forum on Human Trafficking