2019 West Louisville Economic Development Forum

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Strategies for Revitalizing West Louisville:
Arts, Culture & Tourism Past, Present & Future

March 7, 2019

UofL Fine Arts Institute, 1606 Rowan Street, Louisville, KY 40212

Arts and culture are consistent sources of economic growth, during both good and difficult economic times. Specifically, arts and culture policies and programs increase economic development in states and communities by attracting businesses, creating new jobs, increasing tax revenues and promoting tourism. With the historic Portland Community serving as a case study, in the new UofL Fine Arts Institute on Rowan Street, the Forum will examine the potential impact of incorporating arts and culture in the redevelopment of West Louisville and get a glimpse of future initiatives.


9:00a.m. – 10:15a.m.
From the "Chitlin Circuit to the Harlem of the South":

10:30a.m. - 11:50a.m.
Arts, Culture & Tourism as Economic Catalysts!

Luncheon Speaker: Honorable Greg Fischer, Mayor
Luncheon Panel Discussion: Investment without Displacement

2:00p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Stimulating the Economy Through the Arts

3:50p.m. – 5:15p.m.
Presenting - Artistry In Action!


Brown Forman, LDG Development, OneWest, Norton Healthcare, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, UofL Commonwealth Center for the
Humanities, UofL Anthropology Department, Uof L Fine Arts Department, Office of the Mayor, Louisville Metro Council, Louisville Metro Housing Authority,