Our Partners


We all know that economic development doesn’t happen in silos. It takes a team of dedicated and driven individuals, organizations, state and local leaders and many others. The Commonwealth of Kentucky is fortunate to have a strong network of partners across the state that work hard to build better communities, grow a stronger economy and cultivate new opportunities. The Cabinet would like to thank and recognize its many partners listed below.


State Government

Governor's Office

Finance & Administration Cabinet

Energy and Environment Cabinet

Labor Cabinet

Transportation Cabinet

Tourism, Arts and Heritage Cabinet

Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet

Dept. of Agriculture

Secretary of State’s Office

Legislative Research Commission


Local Economic Development Offices & Contacts

Local Economic Development Offices & Contacts


State Educational Institutions

Counsil on Postsecondary Education

Eastern Kentucky University

Kentucky Community and Technical College (KCTCS)

Kentucky State University

Morehead State University

Murray State University

Northern Kentucky University

Western Kentucky University

University of Kentucky

University of Louisville


Associations and Organizations

Community Ventures Corporation

Council on Postsecondary Education

Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED)

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers (KAM)

Kentucky Auto Industry Association

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Kentucky Council of Area Development Districts

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation

Kentucky Small Business Development Center

Kentucky World Trade Center

The Mountain Association for Community Development (MACED)

Shaping our Appalachian Region (SOAR)

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development (SKED)