- Administrative Regulations
Kentucky Administrative Regulations for General Government Cabinets
- Agri-Business Assistance
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's product directory
Marketing assistance for the aquaculture industries in Kentucky
- Banking Institution Regulation
The Department of Financial Institutions regulates these types of state chartered or licensed businesses; learn more.
- Board of Accounting
The Board is responsible for licensing and regulating Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) and CPA firms in Kentucky.
- Building Codes Enforcement
Regulates the Kentucky Building Code as it pertains to the construction of new buildings, and alterations, additions, and changes of occupancy to existing buildings
- Business Expansion
Think Kentucky has information to help existing and expanding businesses.
- Business Help for Farmers
Find funding opportunities and entrepreneurship programs for farmers.
- Business Incentives
Kentucky offers a variety of business incentives for your business, including tax incentives, financial and other business incentives.
- Business Incentives & Financial Programs
The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) was established within the Cabinet for Economic Development to encourage economic development, business expansion, and job creation by providing financial support through an array of financial assistance and tax credit programs.
- Business Licensing
The Secretary of State's One-Stop business licensing site
- Business Permits and Licensing Requirements
An information source for Kentucky business license and permit requirements
- Business Tax Forms
Download business tax forms online
- Business Taxes
Information on Kentucky state and local taxes, reporting dates and tax forms.
- Buy Hay Online
The Kentucky Department of Agriculture's hay sales directory
- Certified Public Accountant License Renewal
All Kentucky CPAs must renew their license every two years. Click here for more information.
- Chamber of Commerce
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been an advisor to and champion for the Kentucky business community since 1946.
- Check the Status of your Kentucky Tax Refund
The Kentucky Department of Revenue provides multiple ways to check the status of your Kentucky tax refund.
- Child Labor Laws
View the latest child labor laws.
- Community Planning Programs
Community planning programs from the Economic Development Cabinet
- Continuing Education
View information on continuing education requirements and certificate renewal for CPAs.
- Corporation Search
You can find information on corporation status, registered agent, initial directors, current officers, date of incorporation for the business, and much more on this page.
- Data Analysis
These tools can give you detailed business and labor information from a variety of sources.
- Database of Rural Development Resources (PDF File)
This fact sheet provides as overview of the Kentucky Rural Economic Development Act (KREDA).
The Division of Research and Information Technology provides support for economic development professionals and businesses through data source identification, reporting and analysis.
- Doing Business with the Commonwealth of Kentucky
View links to help you do business with the state.
- Drought Status
The Kentucky Division of Water monitors stream flow and reservoir elevations across the state.
- Economic Development Resources
View valuable links to economic development resources.
- Economic Development Resources and Statistics
Learn business statistics about Kentucky and other economic development facts.
- Economic Statistics
A compilation of recent statistics on social and economic conditions for the state of Kentucky
- Employment and Training Resources
The Bluegrass State Skills Corporation's (BSSC) basic purpose is to improve and promote employment opportunities for the residents of the Commonwealth.
- Employment Standards
Division of Employment Standards, Apprenticeship & Training from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet.
- Energy Saving Tips
Find quick, easy ideas that will help save energy.
- Entrepreneur Resources
Valuable links to small business and entrepreneur related resources
- eProcurement-State Bid Opportunities
Browse existing opportunities to do business with the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Farm Safety Program
The Farm Safety Program increases safety awareness and provides educational resources to ensure the safety of farmers and their families.
- Federal Small Business/Self-Employed Employment Tax Forms
- Filing Your Business Name
When you operate a business in Kentucky as an individual proprietorship under a name other than your own or your real name, you are required to file a Certificate of Assumed Name with your local county clerk's office.
- Fire Prevention
The Division of Fire Prevention enforces various codes to ensure that all public structures are maintained in such a manner that all occupants and users will be protected from fire, explosion, or other similar hazard.
- Hiring and Training Your Staff
Looking to hire, train or re-train employees? The Technical Colleges of the newly formed Kentucky Community and Technical System provides services to help you meet your objectives.
- Hi-Tech Funding Opportunities
Kentucky's New Economy initiatives depend upon funding from both state and federal sources.
- Housing, Building and Construction Inspections
The mission of the Department of Housing is to protect lives and property by utilizing educational, licensing and inspection programs in the administration of codes and standards relating to hazardous materials, fire departments and the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures.
- Industry Profiles
Find profiles of major Kentucky industries.
- Information for Businesses
Business Registration Forms (Telemarketers, Cemeteries, Charities, Health Spas, Transient Merchants, etc.), Regulatory Information, Small Business Guide
- Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
This website provides extensive information on the programs and services available to businesses including existing businesses, newly locating companies, start-ups, small and minority businesses, and many others.
- Kentucky Labor Cabinet
In this website you will be able to find information about the Kentucky Occupational Safety and Health Program, Employment Standards (Labor Laws), Workers Compensation Programs as well as Labor Management Relations and Mediation.
- Kentucky Land Office
The Kentucky Land Office is the place to start when researching land acquisition in Kentucky. They have helpful information to assist you in your search.
- Labor Market (Department for Workforce Investment)
Find information on underemployment, fringe benefits, labor shortages, vacancies and educational credentials that was previously unavailable in Kentucky.
- Licensing Your Business
There are three (3) areas of government and the agencies a new businessperson must deal frequently with when starting a business. Each section addresses generalities of licensing and only alerts you to specialized areas of business licensing you need to pay particular attention to before opening or expanding your business.
- Mine Safety and Licensing
Here you will find a collection of reports documenting safety issues and investigations.
- Motor Carrier Forms and Applications
Find the forms you will need when operating a commercial motor vehicle in Kentucky.
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Workplace safety and health from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- New Vendor Registration (Finance and Administration Cabinet)
If you are a new Vendor wishing to do business with the Commonwealth you can register online. All vendors wishing to do business with the Commonwealth must be registered. This allows vendors the opportunity to identify those products and services they wish to offer to the Commonwealth.
- Operating a CPA Firm
Information and online services necessary for opening or operating a CPA firm in Kentucky
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks
Whatever the product, you owe it to yourself to examine the possibility of protecting your idea against copying or theft. You also aced to know that you are not encroaching on someone else's idea.
- Prepare a Written Business Plan
Business planning requires continuous collection of facts and data; it forces you to honestly and objectively analyze the important details of your business activity. A comprehensive written business plan is one of your most effective tools for a successful business venture.
- Procurement Assistance
If you are a Kentucky business and want to market your products and/or services to federal, state, and local government agencies then the Kentucky Procurement Assistance Program (KPAP) offers services to assist you.
- Safety Training & Inspections
Each year, the division presents a series of courses at major population centers throughout the state.
- Select a Site for Your Business
The state offers assistance in site selection for businesses.
- Small and Minority Business Resources
The Small and Minority Business Division coordinates Small Business Enterprise, Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise activities throughout the stateâ€™s administrative structure.
- Technology Initiatives
State-wide strategic plan for development of the technology-centered economy in the Commonwealth.
- UCC Filing Forms
Find the forms you need for UCC filings.
- Unfair Business Practices
Pyramid Schemes, Telemarketing Scams, Credit Agencies, Investments, Sweepstakes, Other Consumer Resources
- Veterans Business Development
SBA's Office of Veterans Business Development provides assistance to veterans seeking to start and develop small businesses.
- Wood Products
Buy wood products through these Department of Agriculture listings.
- Workplace Standards
The Kentucky Labor Cabinet provides information about the laws and regulations businesses must follow.