Resources for Businesses in Kentucky’s I-71 Corridor
The I-71 Corridor is where Louisville and Cincinnati meet, offering a level of connectivity that is beneficial for businesses of all sizes. Beyond interstate access, businesses in the I-71 Corridor have the convenience of two International Airports that accommodate all international travel. The I-71 Corridor offers 4 affordable shovel-ready business parks, CSX Rail, top ranking school systems, tourism and outdoor recreation including the state's largest winery.
Once here businesses have access to support resources that include those offered by KIEDA, local chambers of commerce, the SBDC, SBA and the University of Kentucky. For example, the SBDC provides free help with business planning, market research, marketing, and growth strategies.
Resource for Businesses
The Office of Entrepreneurship provides guidance and support to start-up operations statewide and assists existing small businesses with growth opportunities. The office also guides the Cabinet’s extensive resources for small and new businesses, as well as innovative and high-tech companies, through funding initiatives, marketing and sales assistance, and small business advocacy.
The SBA provides counseling services to help start and grow a small business, as well as a full array of loan, contracting, and exporting programs.
SCORE is a volunteer, nonprofit organization of counselors who provide free and confidential business counseling to both prospective entrepreneurs and existing small business owners throughout the Louisville metropolitan area.