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To learn more about SKED's lending programs, see the links below:


Micro Loan


Small Business Loan


SBA 504 Loan

Loan Programs

SKED has been certified by the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Treasury to offer a variety of loan programs to meet the needs of traditional manufacturers, the small business owner, technology-based companies, and local communities wanting to build speculative buildings. SKED can provide financing ranging from a $5,000 Micro-Loan to a $5.5 Million SBA 504 Loan.

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