Louisville is the place for industrial real estate

Louisville has had 21 straight quarters of positive net absorption for industrial real estate. According to CBRE Econometric Advisors research, Louisville is second only to Los Angeles County for five-year projected rent growth, which is anticipated to be 34.6 percent. The reasons Louisville is such a major driver for industrial real estate: its central location, the presence of UPS, a lot of manufacturing activity, etc.

Code Louisville places over 500 students

Code Louisville, run by the region’s workforce development board KentuckianaWorks, has now placed more than 500 of its graduates into new careers in the technology sector. Code Louisville’s mission is to make quality tech training available to everyone by removing barriers and offering high-quality software development training to Louisville residents free of charge.

Bellarmine recruiting for STEM program

Speaking of preparing students for the future, Bellarmine University is in the process of recruiting its first round of students for its NSF scholarship program. The school received a $1 million dollar grant from NSF in September to help low-income, high-achieving students transition into the STEM disciplines of computer engineering, computer science, mathematics and data science.

Delivering meds by fruit

UofL researchers have found a less toxic way to deliver medicines by using fruit. The intellectual property portfolio consisting of 12 patent families, invented by Huang-Ge Zhang, of UofL’s James Graham Brown Cancer Center and Department of Microbiology and Immunology, has been licensed to Boston-based Senda BioSciences, a Flagship Pioneering company.