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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”

Louisville’s Haymarket Whiskey Bar among Thrillist’s 21 Best Whiskey Bars in America

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

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

MilkWood named among Southern Living magazine’s “The Best New Bars of 2014.”

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”

Thrillist Nation ranks Louisville as 9th Most Hipster Cities in America.”

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

Silver Dollar named one of the “10 Best Whiskey Bars” by GQ Magazine

Sunergos named one of “50 Must Try Coffee Shops” by Zagat

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.”

Holy Grale and Sergio’s World of Beers made Draft Magazine’s “Top 100 Beer Bars”

Garage’s Bar’s pizza named by Food & Wine as one of the “Best Pizza in Unexpected Places”
  


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  • EnterpriseCorp’s 2014 “Fast Dozen” Honors “Gazelles” Ready to Take Off

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    According to EnterpriseCorp Director Tendai Charasika, a “Gazelle” is an early to second stage company with lots of momentum to move it forward or, in other words, it is not a large “Main Street elephant.” Charsika credited economist David Burch with coining the term but it would seem that everyone has a definition.

    Mayor Fischer applauded this year’s selection of the EnterpriseCorp’s “Fast Dozen” with these words, “you are in one of the most exciting phases of growth where you’re moving so fast that you can either take off like rocket ship or die a terrible death.”

    Local entrepreneur and EnterpriseCorp Chairman Kent Oyler quantified the concept by pointing out that the 10 year-old “Fast Dozen” program has honored 193 companies and 52 have been “Gazelles.”

    All of the 2014 “Fast Dozen” companies were in the running for continued success as more than 200 members of the entrepreneurial community gathered at Glassworks to honor their ideas, innovations, and tenacity.

    EnterpriseCorp, the division of GLI that specializes in developing the region’s fast-growth entrepreneurial sector, created the “Fast Dozen” and its annual “Fast Dozen” Showcase to celebrate12 of the region’s most innovative and up and coming companies as well as provide the opportunity to demonstrate and display their work.  Networking with members of the local entrepreneurial community is also a plus. 

    The “Fast Dozen” is selected from the client bases of EnterpriseCorp which includes the Louisville region of the Kentucky Innovation Network, which is administered by EnterpriseCorp. These companies exemplify some of the best high growth creativity and diversity being developed in the region. 


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Daryl Snyder
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