Economic Development Organizations 

 

Our new tool is now online.  These business service support locators will help you find support services throughout every Eastern Kentucky County.  This resource was developed with the University of Kentucky Appalachian Center. 

Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.

 If you are looking for other  economic development organizations in Kentucky we suggest you visit this MAP created by the University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK). 


The following four sets of reports were produced by the University of Kentucky’s Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK).  CEDIK's mission is to provide education, research and assistance to people, communities and organizations so they are empowered to shape their own futures. 

These reports represent overviews for every county in the Appalachian Region of Kentucky (for all other Kentucky counties please visit the CEDIK website). 

Economic Profiles

Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe

Agriculture and Food

Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.

Healthcare

Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, LaurelLawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.

Retail

Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, CarterCasey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, CumberlandEdmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, FloydGarrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, JacksonJohnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel,
Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, LincolnMcCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe
Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, PerryPike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, RowanRussell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.



Headwaters Economics' Economic Profile System – Human Dimensions Toolkit

We also recommend Headwaters Economics for useful data and resources.  They have a great, very easy to use program to generate custom reports for many places including every county in Kentucky.  Their easy to use EPS-HDT makes understanding your county so easy.

EPS-HDT is a free, easy-to-use software application that runs in Excel, from your desktop, and produces detailed socioeconomic reports of communities, counties, states, and regions, including custom aggregations and comparisons.

EPS-HDT uses published statistics from federal data sources, including the Bureau of Economic Analysis and Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Commerce; Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor; and others.

Profiles of Socioeconomic Measures

Adair, Bath, Bell, Boyd, Breathitt, Carter, Casey, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Edmonson, Elliott, Estill, Fleming, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Hart, Jackson, Johnson, Knott, Knox, Laurel,  Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lewis, Lincoln, McCreary, Madison, Magoffin, Martin, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Nicholas, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Powell, Pulaski, Robertson, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Wayne, Whitley, and Wolfe.



 

The "Local Motive Express" is now available.

In this first episode we sit down with Michael Shuman and talk about local economic development, think local first movements and what supporting local means for communities in the future. We also host Sharon Snowden in our "Network Focus" feature she shares with us some of her thoughts about being a local business in Eastern Kentucky.

In this second episode of the Local Motive Express we dive right into Valentine's day and talk about The Eastern Kentucky Local Motive Alliance's "Loving Local" Campaign. We also revisit a previous conversation with Michael Shuman about opportunities for the future which leads to the future of investment. Our last segment is a network focus feature with Mike and Mike of the The Mikes Travel in Irvine Kentucky.

In this third edition of the Local Motive Express Podcast series we sit down with Estill Development Alliance Executive Director Joe Crawford to talk about how Estill County got involved with the Eastern Kentucky Local Motive Alliance.  We also hear about the process his community has taken to address local economic development and finally he share with us his "Local-Motive".