Basic Resources

As your community moves from dialogue into action, you will probably identify areas where you could use some assistance. Here is a list of places you can start. See also the Digging Deeper page for sector-specific help.

    • Area Development Directors
      • Each county belongs to one of fifteen Area Develop Districts whose director is knowledgeable about conditions in your area. Check out this list to find the one closest to you.
    • KY Small Business Development Centers
    • UK Cooperative Extension
      • The UK Cooperative Extension Service has agents specializing in community development placed regionally around the state who are great resources on regional topics. To find out the agents in your area, check out this county list.
    • Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)
      • From youth programs, to business development, to rural community health, CEDIK’s mission is to catalyze positive change to build engaged communities and vibrant economies.
    • Kentucky Innovation Network
      • The Kentucky Innovation Network is a network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies new and existing, and create jobs. Click here to find one of their 12 offices closest to you.