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  • Louisville among top 10 cities where pay goes the furthest, Glassdoor says 

  • Bankrate: City ranks in top 10 for homeownership

  • USA Today places Louisville among top 14 place to visit in 2016 

  • Among 15 best cities in the world for food according to The Culture Trip

  • Top seven in Site Selection Magazine's ranking of top tier metro areas with populations of a million or more — an all-time high ranking

  • Named the best destination experience by the World Food Travel Association 

  • EPA ranks Louisville No. 25 in the nation among metropolitan areas with the most ENERGY STAR certified buildings

  • Glassdoor places Louisville among 25 best cities for a job 

  • Mayor Fischer receives a 2016 National Education Pathways with a Purpose award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors

  • TIME magazine’s July 7 issue touts Louisville as a place of “free-wheeling innovation” and growth

  • Summer 2016 survey of U.S. mayors by Politico named Mayor Fischer as the most innovative mayor in America

  • For the sixth year in a row, Louisville Metro Government awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA)

  • The Center for Digital Government again names as one of the top city government websites in America


  • No. 1 on the list of Best U.S. Cities to Visit in 2015 (AARP Travel)

  • One of the Best Places to Travel in 2015 (Travel & Leisure Magazine)

  • One of America's Best Music Scenes (Time Magazine)

  • Top 10 Metro for Economic Development in 2014 (Site Selection Magazine)

  • One of Five Surprising People, Places and Things to Watch in 2015 (Forbes)

  • No. 2 on list of nation's best local food scenes (USA Today)

  • A Top 10 City for Jobs (Glassdoor company ratings)

  • One of first cities selected for Bloomberg Philanthropies’ “What Works Cities” initiative

  • Fifth city in the U.S. to partner with Waze, the world's largest community-based traffic and navigation app

  • Charter for Compassion International’s Model Compassionate City, for fourth year.

  • National recognition for Code Louisville training program

  • First city in Kentucky to offer more than 3,200 learning courses online to citizens through the Library and

  • U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Climate Protection Award and Honorable Mention for Green Living and Sheppard Square sustainability projects

  • Four-STAR rating for National Sustainability Excellence by STAR Communities

  • Silver Bicycle Friendly Status by League of American Bicyclists

  • U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Outstanding Achievement City Livability Award





  • One of the Top 10 Best Cities for Families by Parenting Magazine.

  • One of the Best Places to Live by Men's Journal.

  • Louisville's "City of Parks" project named a Top 25 program in the Innovations in American Government Awards

  • Louisville awarded a $4.8 million grant by Bloomberg Philanthropies to improve city services and encourage innovation

  • One of the Top 10 Tastiest Towns in the South by Southern Living magazine

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