Doing Business in Downtown Louisville

LDP Business Support

Downtown Louisville is the cultural, social, and commerce center of Louisville. There are more visitors, employees, attractions, hotels – therefore, economic impact – than anywhere else in the region, making it a great place to locate your business. LDP works to create a vibrant community by promoting redevelopment, vitality, and economic growth of small businesses that support Downtown.
Whether you’re a sole proprietor, start-up with one employee or established business with many employees, we support small businesses from grand openings to expansions, through promotion, technical assistance, referrals to small business resource providers, or identifying sources of financial assistance.

How LDP can help:

Commercial Listings

The Louisville Downtown Partnership maintains a real-time inventory/map of available properties and leasable space.

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Whether your looking for a single office, a mid-size retail & restaurant space, or corporate headquarters, there are a number of options currently available in Downtown. You can find a searchable map by clicking here. If you have any questions or need any support and consultation, please contact us at info@louisvilledowntown.org or 502-584-6000.

Development Activity

The Louisville Downtown Partnership maintains a real-time inventory of current and future development activity within Downtown.

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The Louisville Downtown Partnership maintains a real-time inventory of current and future development activity within Downtown. Investment remains strong and new construction and businesses openings are continuing to be announced regularly. You’ll find an overview of all development activity happening Downtown by clicking here. If you have any questions or need any support and consultation, please contact us at info@louisvilledowntown.org or 502-584-6000.

Downtown Loan Funds (DHA and DCLF)

Louisville Downtown Partnership’s mission is to aid in facilitation and strengthening of commerce, provide maintenance assistance, beautify, and enhance streetscapes, improve security and safety, and stimulate high quality development and vitality in Louisville’s Downtown. If you have any questions or need any support and consultation, please contact us at info@louisvilledowntown.org or 502-584-6000.

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In response to the 2001 recession and the Great Recession in 2008, the Louisville Downtown Development Corporation (DDC) established the Downtown Loan Funds through a public-private partnership with Louisville Metro Government and many of Louisville’s local and regional corporate leaders.

Transformation.By The Numbers.

  • 56%

    Downtown Hotels Now

    18 hotels with 4,824 rooms

    56% Increase in 2019

    10 new hotels with 1,723 rooms for a new total of 28 Downtown hotels with a 36% increase to 6,547 hotel rooms

  • 22%

    Downtown Population

    4,842 residents

    22% Increase in 2019

    Additional 1,075 residents for

    a new total of 5,917

  • 2.8%

    Downtown Leasable

    Office Space Now

    8,677,843 sq. ft.

    2.8% Increase in 2019

    Additional 253,709 sq. ft. for a new total of 8,931,552 sq. ft.

  • 10%

    Downtown Attractions Now

    31 tourist attractions, includes 5 distilled spirit attractions

    10% Increase In 2019

    4 new Distilled Spirit Attractions, for a new total of 35 attractions

  • 4.6%

    Downtown Workers Now

    65,900 employees

    4.6% Increase in 2019

    3,000 additional jobs created for a new total of 68,900

    (excludes construction jobs)

  • 8.8%

    Downtown Retail Space Now

    1,650,000 sq. ft. of retail space

    8.8% Increase In 2019

    Retail space will grow by

    145,000 sq. ft. for a new

    total of 1,795,000 sq. ft.

  • 39%

    Downtown Residential Now

    2,676 Market-rate residential units

    39% Increase in 2019

    1,033 new units for a new

    total of 3,709

    residential

    units

$1.78 Billion Investment in Downtown Louisville

$200 Million Ohio River Tunnel Project To Be Completed In 2020

We are about the business of Downtown.

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