Overview


Small business growth is so vital to Kentucky’s economic future that the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development has placed a special focus on the needs of entrepreneurs and small businesses.

And our efforts are paying dividends. Three Kentucky cities were recently recognized for being in the top 20 cities in the country in the percentage growth of startups.

According to a popular data analysis blog FiveThirtyEight.com, Elizabethtown ranked #1, Bowling Green was #3 and Lexington placed #12 among hundreds of metro areas in the United States.

If you have a dream to start your own business, we can take you through the process, step by step.

Our Office of Entrepreneurship connects small businesses with resources such as:

Access To Capital

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Business Mentoring

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Expanding Markets

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Business Advocacy

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Investors also can receive assistance through tax credits and other incentives and through networking with entrepreneurs.

The Office of Entrepreneurship also oversees the Kentucky Innovation Network, 12 offices located throughout the Commonwealth that provide one-on-one assistance to entrepreneurs, small businesses and investors at no cost.