2021 | February Newsletter
High-Quality Jobs Announced in Year’s First KEDFA Meetings
Several promising job-creating projects moved forward in the opening weeks of 2021, including three developments expected to create 475 well-paying jobs for Kentuckians.   

Gov. Beshear Tours High-Tech Farming Facilities, Highlights Kentucky’s Promising Agritech Industry  
A pair of promising Kentucky based agritech businesses received visits Feb. 9 from Gov. Andy Beshear, who lauded the companies for helping grow the innovative industry while creating quality jobs for Kentuckians.

With New Partnership, Team Kentucky and Kentucky Chamber will Connect Members with European Companies, Build a Stronger Economy
Gov. Andy Beshear and the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce this month announced a new partnership – the Discover Kentucky Initiative – to introduce Chamber members to European companies interested in the U.S. market, lay groundwork for partnerships and build long-term relationships aimed at creating new investments, jobs and economic strength. 

Cabinet-Supported Initiative with ‘Visionary’ Mission Garners SBA Recognition, $25K Prize
Kentucky Commercialization Ventures, a nationally unique initiative to develop academic innovations into job-creating tech companies, recently received a Small Business Administration (SBA) award and a $25,000 prize for its innovative mission and its focus on inclusivity.

Investors Encouraged to Apply for Kentucky Angel Investment Tax Credit  
Eligible investors can apply for up to $200,000 in incentives through the 2021 Kentucky Angel Investment Tax Credit (KAITC), a program designed to support the state’s small businesses.