Taking your entrepreneurial spirit and opening a business Downtown should be as smooth a process as possible. Many resources are available online to get you started at the business section of Louisville Metro’s website. The Metro Development Center at 444 South Fifth Street is the one stop shop for licensing and permitting. The Downtown Development Corporation is available for assistance to those businesses wishing to establish themselves Downtown.
The Commonwealth of Kentucky has implemented a Small Business Investment Tax Credit (KSBIC) program to encourage small business growth and job creation by providing a non-refundable state income tax credit. The tax credit is for eligible individuals, investing at least $5,000 in qualifying equipment on technology. Please visit their website for more information.