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Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
The primary state agency in Kentucky responsible for creating new jobs and investment in the state.


Big Sandy Area Development District (Big Sandy ADD)

To provide those citizens of Kentucky living in Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin and Pike counties a regional leadership forum, responsible for area wide planning and coordination of service and development projects undertaken in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and designated agencies of the federal government.

To serve the member jurisdictions, their subdivisions, and non-profit groups related thereto, as a legally constituted body capable of performing administrative services and implementing programs and projects which improve the quality of life in the region.

To support, assist, and promote private sector developmental and entrepreneurial efforts within the region so as to enhance employment opportunity and to bring about a greater diversification in the base elements of the region's economy.

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation (SKED)

The Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit economic development organization formed in 1986, serving 42 counties in Southeast Kentucky. SKED works directly with individual companies, their consultants, and advisors to provide a wide range of services. Our services are provided on a free and confidential basis.

SKED welcomes the opportunity to work with you and to make a compelling case for locating and expanding in the Southeast Kentucky region. We pursue that mission by assisting you to prosper in Kentucky.