Business

Economic Development

Here in Floyd County, Kentucky, we place significant emphasis on all phases of economic development. As a Chamber of Commerce we work collaboratively with many strategic partners such as city and state governments; local and regional businesses, workforce development organizations; and officials in surrounding counties; as well as being an active and remarkable resource partner for our efforts.

Our seasoned team is well-versed in assisting companies looking to locate to Floyd County for the first time, nurturing start-up enterprises (working with several funding resources in the process), as well as assisting established businesses of all sizes.

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

The primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for creating new jobs and investment in the state.
www.thinkkentucky.com

Big Sandy Area Development District (Big Sandy ADD)

To provide those citizens of Kentucky living in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties a regional leadership forum, responsible for area wide planning and coordination of service and development projects undertaken in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and designated agencies of the federal government.
To serve the member jurisdictions, their subdivisions, and non-profit groups related thereto, as a legally constituted body capable of performing administrative services and implementing programs and projects which improve the quality of life in the region.
To support, assist, and promote private sector developmental and entrepreneurial efforts within the region so as to enhance employment opportunity and to bring about a greater diversification in the base elements of the region's economy.
www.bigsandy.org

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)

The Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit economic development organization formed in 1986, serving 42 counties in Southeast Kentucky. SKED works directly with individual companies, their consultants, and advisors to provide a wide range of services. Our services are provided on a free and confidential basis.
SKED welcomes the opportunity to work with you and to make a compelling case for locating and expanding in the Southeast Kentucky region. We pursue that mission by assisting you to prosper in Kentucky.
http://www.southeastkentucky.com/

For more information contact

Business Directory

Resources

Entrepreneurial Links

Starting, Funding and Growing a Business
Kentucky One Stop – Small business Portal

www.onestop.ky.gov

Kentucky Small Business Development Center
http://ksbdc.org

Step-by-Step guide in starting a business
www.allbusiness.com

Morehead Small Business Development Center
http://www.moreheadstate.edu/moreheadsbdc/

Get Your Business Online is an initiative to get your business online. The Kentucky small businesses online offers a fast, easy and free way to get started.
Kentucky - Get your Business Online
http://www.gybo.com/kentucky

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
www.kychamber.com

Certification Links

Kentucky Minority and Women Owned Business Certification
Commonwealth of Kentucky certifying body for minority and women owned business enterprises
http://mwbe.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
3360 E. Livingston Ave., Suite 3A
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 238-6639
Fax (614) 222-6799
http://www.wbenc.org/

National Women Business Owners Corporation (WBOC)
1001 West Jasmin Drive, Suite G
Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 848-5066
Fax (561) 881-7364
http://www.nwboc.org/

Tri-Sate Minority Supplier Development Council
http://tsmsdc.com/mbe-certification/

Tri-State certifying body for minority owned business enterprises
National Minority Supplier Development Council
www.nmsdc.org/nmsdc/

Workforce Links

Workforce Kentucky
Website is designed to serve employers, job seekers, students, counselors, educators and training providers. The largest source of labor market data in the Commonwealth.
www.workforcekentucky.ky.gov

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) assures safe and healthy working conditions for individuals by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
www.osha.gov

Department of Labor – Kentucky
The primary responsibility of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet is to ensure that divisions and offices falling under the auspices of the Cabinet work within the jurisdiction of Kentucky labor law.
www.labor.ky.gov/Pages/LaborHome.aspx

Social Security
The U.S. Social Security's online Retirement Estimator gives the public the opportunity to run accurate, personalized scenarios for Social Security retirement benefits.
www.socialsecurity.gov/podcasts/
www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator/

Federal Labor Law Posters
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Safety and Health postings have recently been updated to reflect federal law changes. Order your updated poster from the Kentucky Chamber today.
Order Online

2020 Jobs Outlook
A regional indicators report

International Business Links

National Export Initiative
http://export.gov/nei/

Kentucky Export Initiative
www.kyexports.gov

Begin to Export
Basic Guide to Exporting
http://export.gov/begin/index.asp

Expand your Exports
Intermediate guide to expanding exports
http://export.gov/expand/index.asp

Export Import Bank of the United States
www.exim.gov

SBA Grant to US Exporters
Grant funding for export promotion
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2889/resources/14315

Department of Agriculture Grant funding for US Agricultural Exports
www.susta.org

Kentucky Government Links

Commonwealth of Kentucky
The Commonwealth of Kentucky's official Web site provides 24/7 access to state government information and services for Kentucky citizens and businesses.
http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx

Kentucky State Chamber Public Affairs Website
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Website includes information on finding your legislator, election information, and "how they voted".
http://policy.kychamber.com/

Legislative Research Commission
A site for all the state legislature information including committee meetings, history of legislation, etc. Find everything needed on the General Assembly.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/home.htm

Kentucky Bill Watch
A free service allowing users to track bills during the legislative session.
http://kentucky.gov/services/pages/billwatch.aspx

Kentucky Association of Counties
The official website of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)
This organization represents the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government. KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a service organization, KACo is dedicated to providing assistance to its members and political subdivisions to improve county government.
www.Kaco.org

City of Prestonsburg
http://www.prestonsburgky.org/

Big Sandy Area Development District (Big Sandy ADD)
To provide those citizens of Kentucky living in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties a regional leadership forum, responsible for area wide planning and coordination of service and development projects undertaken in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and designated agencies of the federal government.

To serve the member jurisdictions, their subdivisions, and non-profit groups related thereto, as a legally constituted body capable of performing administrative services and implementing programs and projects which improve the quality of life in the region.

To support, assist, and promote private sector developmental and entrepreneurial efforts within the region so as to enhance employment opportunity and to bring about a greater diversification in the base elements of the region's economy.
www.bigsandy.org

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
www.kychamber.com