Rankings and Recognition


Louisville Forward recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' by Site Selection magazine for the FIFTH year in a row

TripAdvisor ranked Louisville on its list of 'Top Cities to Visit in 2019'

Louisville named a 'Top Metro' in the South Central and East North Central regions by Site Selection magazine

Livability ranked Louisville one of  '7 Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers' and 28th on its 'Top 100 Best Places to Live'



CBS News named Louisville to its 2018 list of 'Top Cities for Job Hunters'

Glassdoor ranked Louisville a 'Best City for Jobs'

Perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Jetsetter named Louisville to its list of 'Top 5 Hip Cities'

Louisville Forward recognized as a 'Top Economic Development Group' by Site Selection magazine

Louisville named "Co-Major Market of the Year" -- tying with Nashville, TN -- by Southern Business & Development 

Forbes named Louisville a 'Top 10 City where Manufacturing is Thriving'

SmartAsset named Louisville a 'Top City for New College Grads'

Louisville recognized as 'Best in Class' among cities using data

EPA ranked Louisville a 'Top Midsize City' for most Energy Star certified buildings

Governing magazine recognized Louisville as the 'Top Performer' in its Equipt to Innovate Report 

SmartAsset ranked Louisville a 'Top City' for women in technology

National Geographic named Louisville to it's list of 'Best Small Cities in the U.S.'

VinePair ranked Louisville in its list of the 'World's Top 10 Beer Destinations for 2018'

Lonely Planet said Kentucky is a 'Top 10 Destination' to visit in 2018

Forbes said Louisville is a top 13 city for affordable living

Southern Living ranked Louisville on its list of '15 Incredible Solo Vacations to Take in the South'

SmartAsset ranked Louisville in its 'Top 15 cities Where Millennials are Moving'



Forbes ranked Louisville the No. 1 city for manufacturing in the U.S.

Louisville Forward named a Top Economic Development Group for 2016 by Site Selection magazine

SmartAsset ranked Louisville among the top 10 U.S. cities with lowest cost startup costs

Lumina Foundation designated Louisville as a 'Talent Hub'

Thumbtack ranked Louisville a Top 10 City for Small Business Friendliness

Perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, 2015, 2016 and 2017

WalletHub named Louisville among the top 10 'Best-Run Cities' in 2017 -- back-to-back ranking!

Glassdoor ranked Louisville as a 'Top 10 Best City for Jobs'

NerdWallet ranked Louisville in its list of Top 20 Best Cities for Quality of Life

CNN named Louisville to it's list of 15 Charming Cities in the South

Realtor.com named Louisville's 40217 zip code as one of the Hottest Hipster Markets in the U.S. 

Redlining Louisville map selected as Harvard's first-ever Map of the Month

Louisville ranked a top 5 'Best Theatre City' by Paste

Travel + Leisure named Louisville one of America's Favorite Places

Louisville designated SolSmart Gold for solar energy development 

Kentucky ranked in Top States by Site Selection magazine

Louisville ranked as a Top Metro for the South Central and East North Central regions by Site Selection magazine

Named a Top 10 Best City for Job Seekers by ZipRecruiter



Recognized by Site Selection magazine as a Top 10 Metro and a Top Economic Development Organization for 2014 and 2015

Named a Top 50 'Global Future-Ready Economy' by DELL

Louisville included in Huffington Post's list of 'Five Soccer Cities Making America Great Again'

Louisville ranked as one of Wallet Hub's 2016 'Best-Run Cities'

Ranked #18 on Glassdoor's 'Best Cities for Jobs' for 2016

Named 'Best Destination Experience' by World Food Travel Association 2016

Louisville named as a 'Top Destination on the Rise' by Trip Advisor

Back-to-Back perfect score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index, 2015 and 2016

Named a top LGBT travel destination by Orbitz Travel

TIME magazine recognized Louisville as one of '240 Reasons to Celebrate America Right Now'

Conde Nast named Louisville to its list of '18 Underated Cities in America'

Forbes recognized Louisville as 'One of Five Surprising People, Places and Things to Watch'

Travel+Leisure named Louisville one of the 'Friendliest Cities in America'

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