Named for King Louie XVI of France in appreciation for his assistance during the Revolutionary War, Louisville was founded by George Rogers Clark in 1778. Metro Louisville is comprised of Jefferson, Oldham, and Bullitt counties in Kentucky, and Clark, Floyd, Harrison and Scott counties in Indiana, totaling a population of 1.3 million in the MSA (Metropolitan Statistical Area).
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The City of Louisville
Louisville International Airport offers non-stop service to 24 destinations and convenient connections to cities worldwide. The airport accommodated nearly 3.4 million passengers in 2015. It is the third busiest cargo airport in North America; seventh in the world. It is home to Worldport – UPS’s International air express hub.
Since 1875, Churchill Downs has been the home of the Kentucky Derby (known as the “Run for the Roses” and “the greatest two minutes in sports”), the first leg of the Triple Crown of thoroughbred horse racing. The Derby is held annually on the first Saturday in May and is toasted with Mint Juleps. The established food of Louisville is the New Southern Cuisine, where Bourbon is a food group, and regional favorites include Benedictine, Burgoo, Derby Pie®, the Hot Brown, Modjeskas, and fried chicken. Birthplace of the Old Fashioned, named the city’s official cocktail in 2015.
Louisville is home to the University of Louisville Cardinals; the Atlantic Coast Conference team plays every year during Football season at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. Located just south of downtown, the University of Louisville is a state-supported research university. It was established in 1798 and operated as a municipally supported public institution for decades before joining the university system in 1970. The school has 12 colleges and schools and a student body of over 22,000 and nearly 7,000 faculties and staff.
The DC Elevator Office
Founded as the second representation of the DC Elevator Company, the Derby City office is located in the metropolitan area of Louisville. The office is well positioned to service Louisville, our western Kentucky territories, and the neighboring state of Indiana.