The State Entrepreneurship Index ranked Kentucky No. 4 for its ability to create new businesses

Bourbon Country and Louisville, KY on Fodor’s 2015 Places To Go

Louisville comes in at number 16 on the list of the Top 40 Food Cities by Thrillist.com 

Site Selection magazine placed Kentucky 8th in the country in its 2014 Top State Business Climate ranking

Louisville ranked #5 on the Top 10 New Brainpower Cities in America by Newgeography.com

Louisville ranks 8th in Forbes’ 2014 America’s Most Affordable Cities

NerdWallet lists Louisville as one of the 10 “best large metro areas for homeownership”

Trivago names Louisville among “America’s 50 Best Value Destinations”

OpenTable lists Louisville among the “25 Most Romantic Cities in America.”

21C named among world’s top hotels in Conde Nast Traveler’s 2014 Gold List

Forbes Magazine lists Louisville as one of the top 20 markets with economic momentum going into 2014

Louisville ranks 8th in Apartment Guide/LearnVest’s 2014’s Most Affordable Cities for Living on a Budget

Louisville Named one of National Geographic Traveler's Best of the World destinations 

ShareCare ranks Louisville Number 2 in the “Top 10 Cities with the Strongest Social Ties"

Louisville’s 21c ranks No. 8 as “Top Hotels in U.S. by Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and No. 1 in the South

Louisville ranked 7th in the “Top 10 Busiest Cargo Airports” in the world by Airports Council International

Value Penquin has ranked Louisville No. 6th in their “Top 20 Best Cities for Surgeons”   

Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked Louisville's KFC Yum! Center as the seventh-best arena or stadium for concerts in America

Louisville ranked as one of the “Top 10 Most Compassionate Cities” by Charter for Compassion International

Hot Brown named one of “America’s Best Sandwiches” by Travel and Leisure Magazine

Mega Zips at Mega Cavern named one of “The World’s Craziest Zip Lines” by The Active Times

Zagat Restaurant Digest names Louisville’s NuLu as one of the “Top 20 Hot Food Neighborhoods”

NCAA ranks University of Louisville third in average season attendance for basketball.

Louisville Slugger Field ranked #2 in USA Today Travel’s “10 Best Minor League Ballparks in US.”

  


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    Last week I sent out a joint email with Mayor Fischer to our membership.  The purpose was to highlight the fast-growing SummerWorks program which seeks seasonal employment for local 16-21 year old youth.  While the response was positive, one return email got me thinking.  It asked, as I might expect from our business-savvy constituents, "what's the payback for this", or as I read it, "show me the money".


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