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The Secretary of State is committed to giving the green light to businesses and growing Kentucky's economy. As you establish and operate your business in the Commonwealth, you may find some of these agencies and organizations helpful.

Please note some of the links on this page may resolve to non-governmental agencies. The information on these pages is not controlled by the Office of the Secretary of State or the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Kentucky Small Business Development Center - coordinates workshops, seminars and courses designed to assist beginning to experienced businesspeople

U.S. Small Business Administration - provides information on starting, financing and expanding a business, among other things

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development - offers information on job development, incentives and Kentucky communities

Kentucky Career Center - resources for employment, workforce information, education, and training. 

Kentucky Chamber of Commerce - business and trade organization that tracks issues of interest to Kentucky businesspeople

KyBizInfo - connects small business owners and would-be entrepreneurs with Kentucky's non-profit small business resource providers

Edgar's SEC - information on investor assistance and complaints, SEC Digest and statements, and small business information, among other things

Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) - resource partner with U.S. Small Business Administration

Better Business Bureau - alerts and news, business report databases, charity reports and standards, online complaints forms, etc.

Kentucky Association of Manufacturers - tracks issues of interest to Kentucky industries

Kentucky Occupational License Association - dedicated to the needs, issues and challenges pertaining to occupational license tax in Kentucky

Kentucky Injury Prevention and Research Center - information relating to occupational safety, health surveillance and fatality assessment

Kentucky Business Databases - free resources designed to promote sales for and between Kentucky businesses enabling buyers to identify Kentucky-based suppliers of products and services