The Kentucky and Southern Indiana District Export Council (DEC) helps to increase the United States' international competitiveness by raising awareness of available export assistance resources for companies in Kentucky and Southern Indiana. It also provides services such as events, trade missions, and a guide on how to start exporting. Users may also sign up to receive the council's complimentary newsletter.
The Kentucky Department of Revenue's business information subpage provides users with an opportunity to fill out various business forms. These include registering a business as well as access forms for various tax purposes. Information about taxes is also provided.
The Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC) aims to help small businesses in Kentucky. For new businesses, great information is provided on whether one is ready to start a business, steps to undertake, financing, business planning, and market research. For more established businesses, information geared toward marketing solutions, financial analysis, HR and management solutions, and strategic planning is provided. Affordable services in planning, consulting, and training are available as well.
The State of Kentucky's business section provides a wide variety of links to Kentucky-specific business resources in a wealth of categories. The site also offers a lot of valuable information concerning licensing and permits, taxes, and how to obtain business filing forms.
The Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development website provides a lot of information about programs and services for Kentucky businesses. Some sections include small business support, site selection and expansion, and technology and innovation. Also, there are sections for why Kentucky is a good place to do business, a business assistance section addressing issues such as expansion, location, marketing, and workforce development, a section on technology and innovation, and a data center providing statistics, annual reports, and more.
The Kentucky branch of the Department of Commerce specializes in helping small to medium sized companies develop and execute exporting strategies. This site provides information including business strategy, trade events, and exporter's resource database. Fees vary and are based on the service being provided.
The Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) at the Gatton College in the University of Kentucky provides research and various publications. Research is available about workforce supply and demand, and publications cover different research reports such as Kentucky’s annual report, business and economics outlook, and sometimes presentations.
The World Trade Center Kentucky (WTC-KY) is a non-profit member organization helping Kentucky businesses trade internationally. Services provided for members include import/export counseling, sourcing assistance, country investment climate profiles, and a number of seminars and programs.