Many tools are already in place to help small businesses find the assistance they need. This includes capital, small business loans, tax credits and SBIR/STTR Matching Funds:

Outlined below are some of those tools.


Kentucky Small Business Tax Credit


If your small business has hired at least one new full-time position and invested in qualifying equipment, you could be eligible for a tax credit.

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Export Grants


Through the Kentucky Export Initiative, small businesses can receive STEP grant funding for export-related activities each year.

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Kentucky Small Business Credit Initiative


This federally funded lending support program helps lenders finance creditworthy small businesses that would typically fall just outside of their normal lending guidelines.

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Small Business Loans


Small business engaged in manufacturing, agribusiness, or service and technology may be eligible for loans to acquire land and buildings, purchase and install equipment, or for working capital.

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Investors


Investors throughout Kentucky are eager to foster the growth of small businesses. The Cabinet has compiled information for investors, as well as lists of prospective investors.

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Angel Investment Tax Credit


The Kentucky Angel Investment Tax Credit offers tax credits of up to 50 percent of an investment in Kentucky small businesses.

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Kentucky Investment Fund Act


The Kentucky Investment Fund Act offers a 40 percent tax credit to certain personal and corporate investors in approved investment funds.

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SBIR-STTR Matching Funds Program


The Cabinet will match, on a competitive basis, Phase 1 and Phase 2 federal Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards received by Kentucky high-tech small businesses and those willing to become Kentucky-based businesses.

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Other Opportunities for Businesses


Click below for a full list of Kentucky business incentives.

Business Incentives