ESI senior advisor Gregory Heller is a consultant on Louisville, Ky.’s new 24-acre food hub and agricultural park project, which was referred to as a “green job-generating machine” by Louisville mayor Greg Fischer in an article that appeared in the Sept. 19, 2014 edition of The Louisville Courier-Journal.

Some excerpts from the article:

“Fischer called the Louisville Food Hub ‘a green job-generating machine for west Louisville.’

“New jobs in environmentally friendly industries put the West End on the cutting edge of the growing sustainable economy movement, said Haven Harrington, president of the Concerned Association of Russell Residents, a neighborhood group.

” ‘This is a very future forward concept,’ Harrington said. ‘It puts west Louisville in a great growth trajectory.’

“Ben Richmond, Urban League president, said the planned hub ‘is an excellent opportunity, if it comes to fruition. It is going to create jobs and economic opportunity and would be a good fit for what we are trying to accomplish in west Louisville. It would mix in well, and it is not heavy industry.’ ”

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