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Funding and Financing

Lexington and Kentucky's attractive incentive and funding options help drive bottom-line benefits to you. Whether you are an early stage company that needs start-up funding or an international firm that would like some "icing on the cake" to select your expansion location, the staff at Commerce Lexington can help you determine if you are eligible for a variety of funding options.

Please contact us to learn more about programs including:

Kentucky Business Incentives and Financial Programs

Kentucky's pro-business climate provides a number of incentives for businesses. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA), 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. Helping businesses in this way furthers the commonwealth's goals of achieving long-term economic growth and employment opportunities for its citizens. Click here for further details.

Access Loan Program

The Access Loan Program’s mission is to provide easier access to the financing and helpful business advice that you need to start or grow your business. This program is committed to fostering economic growth and enhancing business opportunities for minorities, women, and small businesses. Please click here for more information on the Access Loan Program.

Private Venture Capital

Do you think that venture capital may be right for your company? Given the nature of this type of funding, much due diligence is required on the part of all parties involved. But don't let that scare you off! Commerce Lexington's staff is available to walk with you every step of the way. Venture capital resources in and around Lexington include, but are not limited to:

Bluegrass Angels

Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation

Chrysalis Ventures

Kentucky Seed Capital Fund

River Cities Capital Funds

Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation

Bluegrass Business Development Partnership

For more information on venture capital in Kentucky, please click here.