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WHY DOWNTOWN

Once People Find Us, They Never Want To Leave

Downtown Louisville is the regional economic hub and cultural and social heartbeat of more than a dozen surrounding counties in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population, it’s also a strategic place to locate a business, spend a weekend getaway, or attend a conference!

No matter if you are a downtown worker, resident, visitor, or business, Louisville offers a high value proposition, as a competitive, authentic, welcoming, and global city. As hometown to Muhammad Ali, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jack Harlow, Downtown Louisville punches above its weight as one of only a dozen U.S. cities that have all five major performing arts groups, the second largest collection of cast iron facades in America, and the very unique Bourbon District, a walkable urban experience where you can visit seven distillery experiences, one just 5 minutes away from the next.

At just 0.34% of Louisville’s total land mass, Downtown Louisville has the region’s largest employment hub with 61,000 workers who represent more than 100 different zip codes, more than 60% of the city’s hotels rooms and visitors, 10.2 million annual visits to attractions, and $8.5 Billion of gross domestic product. Read more about the outsized economic impact of Downtown, and why it just might be the place for you.

Downtown has it all – architecture, history, legacy, bourbon, and more. We often hear that once people find us, they never want to leave. We are glad you found us. 

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