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Loan Programs

SKED offers two direct loan fund programs: a Micro Loan Fund and a Small Business Loan Fund. The Micro Loan Fund is for businesses needing up to $50,000. Minimum loan size is $500. The Small Business Loan Fund is for those needing up to $500,000. Minimum loan size is $35,000. A minimum of 10% owners' equity must be provided directly from the business.

Economic Development

The Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation is a non-profit economic development organization formed in 1986, serving 45 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.

Business Incentives

Kentucky's pro-business climate provides a number of incentives for business. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority established within the Cabinet for Economic Development to encourage economic development, business expansion, and job creation, provides financial support through an array of financial assistance and tax credit programs