From: Mayor Fischer
LOUISVILLE, KY – Kentucky’s Bourbon boom has turned into a Bourbon boon for Louisville.
Jefferson County is one of the biggest winners in the Bourbon renaissance, with the signature
industry providing 4,200 jobs, $263 million in payroll, $32 million in tax revenue and $50
million in capital projects in 2012, Mayor Greg Fischer announced today.
Those were the results of a first-ever study by the University of Louisville on the distilling
industry’s tremendous economic impact in the River City. Fischer and executives from U of L
and the Bourbon industry released the study today during an event at Brown-Forman Corp.
“Bourbon has been part of Louisville’s economy since George Rogers Clark and his band of
pioneers planted corn here in 1778,” Mayor Fischer said. “The fact that it’s a homegrown