Links

Business


Entrepreneurial Sites


Starting, Funding and Growing a Business

Kentucky One Stop – Small business Portal
Resources to plan, start, operate or move a business in Kentucky on one-website
www.onestop.ky.gov

Kentucky Small Business Development Center

Planning. Consulting. Training.
Assistance in starting your own business
http://ksbdc.org

www.moreheadsate.edu.sbdc

Step-by-Step guide in starting a business
www.allbusiness.com

Raising Capital for your Business Enterprise
Download (PDF)

Business counseling from retired business executives (free)
www.scoreworks.org/

Kentucky - Get your Business Online
Get Your Business Online is an initiative to get your business online. The Kentucky small businesses online offers a fast, easy and free way to get started.

 

News
Floyd County Chronicle

 

Tourism


Kentucky Tourism - KentuckyTourism.com‎

Kentucky Has Best Family Vacations, Romantic Getaways & More. Get Info!

www.kentuckytourism.com

 

Welcome to Prestonsburg Convention and Visitors Bureau

The "Star City of Eastern Kentucky" is located in Floyd County in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

www.prestonsburgky.org

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Kentucky Trails

Kentucky and the Appalachian Mountains have some of the best trails.

http://www.kentuckytourism.com/outdoor-adventure/trail_blazing/hiking/default.aspx

 

Rails to Trails

Kentucky Rails to Trails

http://www.kyrailtrail.org

Economic Development


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

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.

www.bigsandy.org

Education


Floyd County Board of Education

http://www.floyd.kyschools.us

Kentucky Public School Systems
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/

Partnership at New Cities
www.partnershipforsuccessfulschools.org

Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
www.prichardcommittee.org

KnowHow2Go Kentucky
www.knowhow2goky.org

Government


Commonwealth of Kentucky
The Commonwealth of Kentucky's official Web site provides 24/7 access to state government information and services for Kentucky citizens and businesses.
http://kentucky.gov/Pages/home.aspx

 

Kentucky Association of Counties

The official website of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)

This organization represents the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government.
KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a service organization, KACo is dedicated to providing assistance to its members and political subdivisions to improve county government.

www.Kaco.org

Kentucky State Chamber Public Affairs Website
The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Public Affairs Website includes information on finding your legislator, election information, and "how they voted".
http://policy.kychamber.com/

Legislative Research Commission
A site for all the state legislature information including committee meetings, history of legislation, etc. Find everything needed on the General Assembly.
http://www.lrc.ky.gov/home.htm

Kentucky Bill Watch
A free service allowing users to track bills during the legislative session.
http://kentucky.gov/services/pages/billwatch.aspx

 

Relocation


Kentucky Website for New Kentuckians
Information before one moves and after the move to Kentucky.
http://kentucky.gov/residents/pages/moving.aspx

Information on Kentucky Public School Systems
http://www.kde.state.ky.us/

Workforce


Workforce Kentucky
Website is designed to serve employers, job seekers, students, counselors, educators and training providers. The largest source of labor market data in the Commonwealth.
www.workforcekentucky.ky.gov

 

Kentucky Association of Counties

The official website of the Kentucky Association of Counties (KACo)

This organization represents the needs of county government in legislative matters and offering a variety of services to promote the progress of county government.
KACo serves all 120 counties of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As a service organization, KACo is dedicated to providing assistance to its members and political subdivisions to improve county government.

www.Kaco.org

Occupational Safety & Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) assures safe and healthy working conditions for individuals by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
www.osha.gov

Department of Labor – Kentucky
The primary responsibility of the Kentucky Labor Cabinet is to ensure that divisions and offices falling under the auspices of the Cabinet work within the jurisdiction of Kentucky labor law.
www.labor.ky.gov/Pages/LaborHome.aspx

Social Security
The U.S. Social Security's online Retirement Estimator gives the public the opportunity to run accurate, personalized scenarios for Social Security retirement benefits.
www.socialsecurity.gov/podcasts/
www.socialsecurity.gov/estimator/

Federal Labor Law Posters
The Equal Employment Opportunity and Occupational Safety and Health postings have recently been updated to reflect federal law changes. Order your updated poster from the Kentucky Chamber today.
Order Online

2020 Jobs Outlook
A regional indicators report

 

 

Certifications


Kentucky Minority and Women Owned Business Certification
Commonwealth of Kentucky certifying body for minority and women owned business enterprises
http://mwbe.ky.gov/Pages/

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)
3360 E. Livingston Ave., Suite 3A
Columbus, OH 43227
(614) 238-6639
Fax (614) 222-6799
http://www.wbenc.org/

National Women Business Owners Corporation (WBOC)
1001 West Jasmin Drive, Suite G
Lake Park, FL 33403
(561) 848-5066
Fax (561) 881-7364
http://www.nwboc.org/

Tri-Sate Minority Supplier Development Council
http://tsmsdc.com/mbe-certification/

Tri-State certifying body for minority owned business enterprises
National Minority Supplier Development Council
www.nmsdc.org/nmsdc/

International Business


National Export Initiative
http://export.gov/nei/

Kentucky Export Initiative
www.kyexports.gov

Begin to Export
Basic Guide to Exporting
http://export.gov/begin/index.asp

Expand your Exports
Intermediate guide to expanding exports
http://export.gov/expand/index.asp

Export Import Bank of the United States
www.exim.gov

SBA Grant to US Exporters
Grant funding for export promotion
http://www.sba.gov/about-offices-content/1/2889/resources/14315

Department of Agriculture Grant funding for US Agricultural Exports
www.susta.org