Business Development and Incentives

The Department of Economic Growth and Innovation provides programs that can help your business improve its bottom line. These programs help develop thriving neighborhood businesses, support job creation and foster a vibrant economy through innovative programs that continuously increase value and improve quality of life in Metro Louisville.

We recommend to those who are starting a business or are trying to grow a small business take a few minutes and explore the free, high quality, educational material provided by the Kahn Academy. New and small businesses interested in meeting with Economic Growth and Innovation staff should take advantage of these resources prior to meeting to discuss their needs.

Click here for a detailed brochure about local and states tax incentives and loan programs.

The following programs assist with start-up capital, capital improvements to commercial and public properties, and tax incentives.

You can be pre-screened for a loan by filling out this form

Watch this video to learn more about how your business should raise money.


Louisville Metro's success is largely based on our business' successes. We know that almost all consumers search for local businesses online, so it is important to be there when they're looking for you.

Google, Bing, and Yahoo have free local platforms that allow businesses to put their information online, including their location, pictures, and business hours. As a result, your business will appear on internet searches at the top of the search engine results.

Increase your visibility and customer base in a few simple steps.

Visit the following links for more information and to sign up.
Google Places 
Bing Business Portal

For more information, please contact us or call 502.574.4140.

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