If your company is looking for a new Kentucky home, the Cabinet for Economic Development is eager to assist you. The Cabinet for Economic Development is the primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for encouraging job creation and retention, and new investment in the state. Programs administered by the Cabinet are designed to support and promote economic development, primarily by attracting new industries to the state, assisting in the expansion of existing industries, leading a statewide network of support for entrepreneurs, small business owners and knowledge-based start-up entities, and assisting communities in preparing for economic development opportunities. When it comes to selecting a new home for your business in Kentucky, the Cabinet for Economic Development has a number of resources to help you make your choice:
- Site Selection and Expansion - The experienced staff in the Cabinet for Economic Development’s Department for Business Development are available to be your single point of contact for the duration of your site selection/expansion process.
- Kentucky Skills Network – The Commonwealth’s one-stop delivery system of workforce services for new, expanding and existing companies—connecting Kentucky businesses with intelligent workforce solutions.
- Incentives and Financial Programs - Kentucky offers a wealth of programs and services designed to cultivate a pro-business climate including some of the most innovative tax incentives and business development programs in the nation.
- SelectKentucky - A centralized interactive GIS map that allows users to search for a broad range of detailed information and reports, including available site and buildings, existing Kentucky industries and community demographics. Users can evaluate an array of site selection criteria using basic and complex search criteria.
- In Good Company - Read here about some of the Kentucky success stories from 2013—In 2013, new and expanding companies in Kentucky announced plans to invest more than $3.3 billion leading to the creation of more than 14,000 new full-time jobs.