Kentucky Directory of Economic Development Organizations
Kentucky Directory of Economic Development Organizations.

Quick Facts

Governor Matt Bevin

Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin

  • Capital: Frankfort
  • Population (2017 Est.): 4,454,189
  • Largest Cities (2017): Louisville/Jefferson County (balance), 621,349; Lexington-Fayette, 321,959; Bowling Green, 67,067; Owensboro, 59,404
  • Targeted Industries: Automotive Related Engineering & Manufacturing; Aerospace; Advanced Manufacturing; Logistics & Distribution; Food & Beverage; Aluminum & Steel Related Manufacturing; Chemicals, Plastic & Rubber
  • Key Incentives: Kentucky Business Investment (KBI) Program, Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA), Kentucky Reinvestment Act (KRA), Kentucky Industrial Revitalization Act (KIRA), Incentives for Energy Independence Act (IEIA)
  • GDP (All Industry 2017): $202.5 billion*

*Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce

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State Listings

Kentucky Association for Economic Development

Matthew Tackett
President & CEO
101 Burch Court
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-227-9653
[email protected]
www.kaedonline.org

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Erran Persley
Commissioner, Department for Business Development
Old Capitol Annex, 300 West Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7670
[email protected]
www.thinkkentucky.com


Utility Listings

Duke Energy Ohio and Kentucky

Rhonda Whitaker
Lead, Economic Development
P.O. Box 960
Cincinnati, OH 45201
513-287-5950
[email protected]
locationdukeenergy.com

East Kentucky Power Co-op.

Rodney Hitch
Economic Development Manager
4775 Lexington Road, P.O. Box 707
Winchester, KY 40392-0707
859-745-9272
[email protected]
www.ekpc.coop

Kentucky Power

Bob Shurtleff
Manager of External Affairs & Economic Development
3249 North Mayo Trail
Pikeville, KY 41501
606-437-3180
[email protected]
aeped.com/kentucky

LG&E and KU Energy LLC

Lisa Payne
Team Leader, Economic Development
220 West Main Street, P.O. Box 32010
Louisville, KY 40232
502-627-4955
[email protected]
lge-ku.com/economic-development


Regional Listings

Ashland Alliance

Tim Gibbs
President & CEO
1730 Winchester Avenue
Ashland, KY 41105-0830
606-324-5111
[email protected]
www.ashlandalliance.com

Buffalo Trace Area Development District

Kristie Dodge
Economic Development Director
201 Government Street, Suite 300, P.O. Box 460
Maysville, KY 41056
606-564-6894
[email protected]
www.btadd.com

Fulton & Hickman Counties Economic Development Partnership

Wendy Puckett
Executive Director
P.O. Box 1413
Fulton, KY 42041
270-472-1320
[email protected]
www.westkyeconomic.com

Kyndle (Kentucky Network for Development, Leadership & Engagement)

Tony Iriti
CEO
136 Second Street, Suite 500
Henderson, KY 42420
270-826-7505
[email protected]
www.kyndle.us

Muhlenberg Alliance for Progress (MAP)

Karen Robinson
Economic Development Officer
50 Career Way
Central City, KY 42330
270-338-4102
[email protected]
mafp.us

Nelson County Economic Development Agency

Kimberly Huston
President
1 Court Square
Bardstown, KY 40004
502-348-6402, ext. 100
[email protected]
www.nceda.net

Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation

Kimberly Rossetti
VP of Economic Development
300 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 332
Covington, KY 41017
859-203-1004
[email protected]
www.northernkentuckyusa.com

One East Kentucky

Charles Sexton
President & CEO
1 Bert T. Combs Drive, Suite 205
Prestonsburg, KY 41653
606-886-7333
[email protected]
www.oneeastky.com

South Central Kentucky

Ron Bunch, CEcD
President & CEO
710 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-781-3200
[email protected]
www.southcentralky.com

South Western Kentucky Economic Development Council

Sharon Butts
Associate Director
2800 Fort Campbell Boulevard
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240
270-885-1499
[email protected]
www.southwesternky.com

Southeast Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Jordan Gibson
President & CEO
178 College Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501
606-432-5504
[email protected]
www.sekchamber.com

Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation

Brett Traver
Executive Director
2292 South Highway 27, Suite 340
Somerset, KY 42501
606-875-3429
[email protected]
www.southeastkentucky.com

Southern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Bruce Carpenter
Director
P.O. Box 1566
Corbin, KY 40702
606-528-6390
[email protected]
www.southernkychamber.com


County Listings

Bullitt County Economic Development Authority

John R. Snider
Executive Director
162 South Buckman Street, 1st Floor
Shepherdsville, KY 40165
502-543-1200
[email protected]
www.gobullittky.com

Campbell County Economic Progress Authority (CCEPA)

Will Weber
President
1098 Monmouth Street
Newport, KY 72340
859-547-1806
[email protected]
www.campbellcountyky.org

Develop Danville, Inc.

Jody A. Lassiter, JD
President & CEO
Constitution Square Historic Site, 105 East Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422-1817
859-236-2361, ext. 130
[email protected]
www.developdanville.com

Garrard County Economic Development

John Wilson
Judge/Executive
15 Public Square, Suite 3
Lancaster, KY 40444
859-792-3531
[email protected]
www.garrardcounty.ky.gov

Georgetown/Scott County Chamber of Commerce

Jack Conner
Executive Director
160 East Main
Georgetown, KY 40324
502-863-5424
[email protected]
www.gtown.org

Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corporation

Brittaney Johnson
President & CEO
200 East 3rd Street, Suite 200
Owensboro, KY 42303
270-926-4339
[email protected]
edc.owensboro.com

Greater Paducah Economic Development

Bruce Wilcox
President & CEO
300 South 3rd Street
Paducah, KY 42003
270-575-6633
[email protected]
www.epaducah.com

Kentucky Capital Development Corporation

Terri Bradshaw
President/CEO
109 Consumer Lane
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-226-5611
[email protected]
www.kycapitaldevelopment.com

Kentucky Lake Economic Development in Marshall County

Josh Tubbs
Director
1101 Main Street
Benton, KY 42025
270-527-2009
[email protected]
www.opportunitymarshall.com/

Logan Economic Alliance for Development (LEAD)

Thomas L. Harned, CEcD, FM
Executive Director
116 South Main Street
Russellville, KY
270-726-9575
[email protected]
www.loganleads.com

London - Laurel County Chamber of Commerce

Deanna Herrmann
Executive Director
409 South Main Street
London, KY 40741
606-864-4789
[email protected]
londonlaurelchamber.com

Madisonville-Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation

Ray Hagerman
President
38 West Arch Street, P.O. Box 745
Madisonville, KY 42431
270-821-1939, ext. 201
[email protected]
www.westcentralky.com

Marion County Industrial Foundation

Tom Lund
Executive Director
223 North Spalding Avenue, Suite 300
Lebanon, KY 40033
270-692-6002
[email protected]
www.marioncountyky.com

Morehead-Rowan County Economic Development Council, Inc.

Bob Helton
Executive Director
100 Lake Park Drive
Morehead, KY 40351
606-784-5874
[email protected]
www.edc-mmrc.com

Oldham Chamber & Economic Development

David Bizianes
Executive Director
112 South First Avenue
LaGrange, KY 40031
502-222-1635, ext. 114
[email protected]
www.oldhamcountychamber.com

Pendleton County Economic Development

Bill Mitchell
Director
233 Main Street
Falmouth, KY 41040
859-654-4567
[email protected]
www.pendletoncounty.ky.gov

Shelby County Industrial & Development Foundation

Libby Adams
Executive Director
316 Main Stree, P.O. Box 335
Shelbyville, KY 40065
502-633-5068
[email protected]
www.shelbycountyindustrialfoundation.com

Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority

Chris Girdler
President & CEO
306 East Mount Vernon Street, Suite 316
Somerset, KY 42501
606-425-5409
[email protected]
somersetkyleads.com

Springfield/Washington County Economic Development Authority

Daniel Carney
Executive Director
124 West Main Street
Springfield, KY
859-336-0052
[email protected]
www.sweda.org

Union County First

Melissa Coker
Director of Community Development
100 West Main Street, P.O. Box 374
Morganfield, KY 42437
270-389-9600
[email protected]
www.ucfirst.org

Woodford Economic Development Authority

John Soper
Chairman
Woodford County Courthouse, 103 South Main Street, Suite 204
Versailles, KY 40383
859-608-0256
[email protected]
www.woodfordeda.com


City Listings

Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce

Ron Bunch, CEcD
President & CEO
710 College Street
Bowling Green, KY 42101
270-781-3200
[email protected]
www.bgchamber.com

City of Covington Business Development

Ross Patten
Economic Development Specialist
20 West Pike Street
Covington, KY 41011
859-292-2144
[email protected]
www.covingtonky.gov

City of Erlanger

David Hahn
Director of Economic Development
505 Commonwealth Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41018
859-727-7995
[email protected]
erlangerky.gov

City of Lawrenceburg

Troy Young
Mayor
100 North Main Street, P.O. Box 290
Lawrenceburg, KY 40342
502-839-5372
[email protected]
www.lawrenceburgky.org

Commerce Lexington Inc.

Gina H. Greathouse
Executive Vice President, Economic Development
330 East Main Street, Suite 205
Lexington, KY 40507
859-226-1623
[email protected]
www.locateinlexington.com

Elizabethtown/Hardin County Industrial Foundation Inc.

Richard A. “Rick” Games
President & COO
233 Ring Road, Suite 150
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
270-737-0300
[email protected]
www.eifky.org

Jeffersontown Economic Development

Mike Kmetz
Director
10416 Watterson Trail
Jeffersontown, KY 40299-3749
502-261-9697
[email protected]
www.jeffersontownky.com

Louisville Forward

Mary Ellen Wiederwohl
Chief, Louisville Forward
444 South 5th Street, Suite 600
Louisville, KY 40202
502-574-4140
[email protected]
www.louisvilleky.gov/louisvilleforward

Mt. Sterling Chamber of Commerce

Sandy Romenesko
Economic Development Director
126 West Main Street
Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
859-498-5400
[email protected]
www.mtsterlingchamber.com/

Murray-Calloway Economic Development Corp.

Mark Manning
President
1004 Waldrop Street
Murray, KY 42071
270-762-3789
[email protected]
www.thinkmurray.com

Winchester and Clark County Industrial Development Authority

Todd Denham
Director
2 South Maple Street
Winchester, KY 40391
859-744-5627
[email protected]
www.winchesterindustry.com