LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It's referred to as the "Keep South Louisville Weird Summit."

Mayor Greg Fischer met with business owners to brainstorm about the future of south and southwest Louisville.

"It's an extremely important part of town-- 60,000 cars go up and down Dixie Highway everyday so in many ways it's a backbone, central part of our city and it's important that it's healthy," said Louisville mayor Greg Fischer.

From the new regional library to a $30 million investment in Dixie Highway.

Mayor Greg Fischer says the southwest part of town is seeing lots of momentum.

On Tuesday, business owners talked about growing independently owned companies.

Discussions at the event included how businesses can take advantage of the current bourbon craze.

Talks also focused on using the natural beauty in the region, such as Jefferson Memorial Forest, to promote business growth.

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