Financial Well-Being’s Critical Role in Building a Local Economy
by Greg Fischer, Mayor of Louisville, KY
“My city of Louisville has been fortunate to have had a dramatic economic transformation in the last five years: We’ve created more than 47,000 new jobs, unemployment has dropped from 10.3 percent to 4.8 percent, our $25 million budget deficit has become a $19 million surplus, and we’ve opened 1,900 new businesses.
You can see, feel and even count our momentum. But we also recognize that too many Louisvillians are left out of this recovery. And for Louisville to reach its full potential, we must be a city where the path to prosperity and opportunity is open to every one of our citizens.”