LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Plans are now moving forward to fill jobs at the West Louisville FoodPort.
City officials and Seed Capital Kentucky reached a deal last month, clearing the way for the construction on the $56 million project.
Work at the 30th and Muhammad Ali site in the Russell neighborhood will begin this fall.
The food port will grow, process and distribute local and regional food while helping revitalize that area of West Louisville.
City leaders met with potential employers about the 350 temporary and permanent positions expected to result from the project.
“We’re transforming the whole neighborhood at the same time. A lot of construction jobs will be coming from people in the neighborhood. The design of the project is second to none in terms of jobs, local food, and neighborhood revitalization
"We're transforming the whole neighborhood at the same time. A lot of the construction jobs will be coming from people that live in the neighborhood. The design of the project is second to none in terms of architecture significance as well. So bringing a whole lot of good things together here for the community in terms of jobs, local food, and neighborhood revitalization," Mayor Fischer said.
The Louisville Urban League will help the city fill many of those positions.