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Old 10-23-2008, 02:52 PM
 
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Ok well I moved to Louisville right after college my dad sent me there to work and help grow his company in the Kentucky Indiana market. The reason I love this city in particular is the city has a unique feel to it in places it feels like the south and in others it has that midwest feeling.

I grew up in cleveland and to an extent it felt like home the people were very friendly and the location was nice and you could get to other cities very easily. I think the city is a hidden gem among other cities since my departure to nashville i really do miss Louisville and I hope others will give this city a try!!

If your thinking about moving there you should def check this city out I promise it wont dissapoint hope all the people in Louisville are doing well and thanks for all the good memories.
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Old 10-23-2008, 07:19 PM
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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Louisville isn't growing more because..

1. It has an awful reputation from the 1960s-70s as a declining industrial city with lots of job losses, crime, pollution, and few young professionals.

2. Most job gains in the health/ tech. fields are absorbed by losses in the industrial sector, limiting net job growth rankings

3. It seems to have a very divided gov & citizenry who aren't sure which direction the city should go (pro sports & new skyscrapers OR college sports & a more vibrant Downtown with low rise housing and new restaurants).

I wish Louisville would worry more about replacing all those surface level parking lots Downtown with new 2 story mixed use buildings rather than spending hundreds of millions to fund a new skyscraper which will only slightly boost the city's already nice skyline while not helping the city's main problem: a downtown with more parking lots than a Wal Mart.
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Old 10-25-2008, 03:45 AM
 
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Louisville isn't growing more because..

1. It has an awful reputation from the 1960s-70s as a declining industrial city with lots of job losses, crime, pollution, and few young professionals.

2. Most job gains in the health/ tech. fields are absorbed by losses in the industrial sector, limiting net job growth rankings

3. It seems to have a very divided gov & citizenry who aren't sure which direction the city should go (pro sports & new skyscrapers OR college sports & a more vibrant Downtown with low rise housing and new restaurants).

I wish Louisville would worry more about replacing all those surface level parking lots Downtown with new 2 story mixed use buildings rather than spending hundreds of millions to fund a new skyscraper which will only slightly boost the city's already nice skyline while not helping the city's main problem: a downtown with more parking lots than a Wal Mart.
Did I miss something? Did the original poster ask about why Louisville is'nt growing?
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