When someone thinks of Louisville, the first thing that comes to mind is the area's best-known tourist attraction - the Kentucky Derby. But more than that, The Greater Louisville region is known for its healthy economy. Louisville has added more than 50,000 net jobs, $3 billion in payroll growth and well over $1.5 billion in business investment - a record that few communities its size can match.
Greater Louisville is poised to continue its recent history of steady economic growth and prosperity, as evidenced by the number of companies relocating and expanding in the region. UPS' plan to invest $1 billion to expand its international air hub is an excellent example of the momentum the community is experiencing. Many industries are thriving here, including tourism, healthcare, banking and publishing.
Greater Louisville's medical community is an economic engine for the region, creating thousands of high-quality jobs and bringing hundreds of millions of "export" dollars into the local economy. The community's growing reputation for leading-edge medical research and support services and excellent health care services draws businesses, researchers, teachers, physicians and patients from throughout the region and the nation. With 19 acute care hospitals and approximately 5,200 hospital beds, the Louisville area has emerged as one of America's outstanding regional healthcare centers.
With more than 20 colleges and universities, the community also offers a wide array of excellent educational opportunities. And the Jefferson County Public School system (P-12) is among the most technologically advanced in the nation, averaging one computer for every eight students.
The community offers a mild climate, inexpensive living, world-class healthcare facilities, outstanding modes of transportation, a wide array of recreational pursuits, internationally renowned theater and arts, and a healthy, expanding economy. Louisville is everything a professional could want in a city.