Creating a portfolio of economic development tools enables a community or region to strengthen its relative position and endure shocks to the economy. CEDIK strategies for economic development include expanding existing businesses, developing regional clusters, targeting industrial attraction, developing the workforce, promoting entrepreneurship, and stimulating the creative class.
Are you interested in our PROGRAMS for your community?
Chamber, tourism, Main Street, and elected leaders have benefited from our program processes and facilitation. Goals for CEDIK's economic development programs include engaging communities in the process, and helping leadership form a plan of action.Programs
Are you looking for DATA on your community?
We provide Kentucky County level data profiles on our interactive Tableau dashboards that cover the following nine topics: workforce, healthcare, housing, county budgets, small businesses, retail sector, agriculture, digital divide, as well as general economic profiles. These data are free for communities to use, and downloadable as PDFs.Data
Are you seeking a CUSTOMIZED REPORT for your community?
We offer a suite of services geared to providing community and industry stakeholders research-based information. We have an experienced research team that has proficiency with several proprietary data sources, methods of analysis, and GIS mapping capabilities.Customized Reports
Looking for specific Economic Development Programs?
First Impressions offers a fresh perspective on the appearance, services and infrastructure of your community. This program provides an opportunity for your community to learn about its strengths and shortcomings through the eyes of first-time visitors.Learn more
Business Retention & Expansion
This is a community-based program that engages communities to examine the local business situation, interpret the information collected, and purposefully plan to strengthen the ability of the community to understand local business needs and to positively respond.Learn more
Bludot is a web-based business retention and expansion platform for communities. Bludot is pre-populated with business data from your community so you can hit the ground running the moment you log in.Learn more
Community Planning will enable your leadership team to gather valuable input, identify priorities, and document a sustainable plan that will lead to focused outcomes. CEDIK will facilitate a process centered on community input and engagement.Learn more
Brownfield Technical Assistance
CEDIK, along with Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet's Department of Environmental Protection Brownfield Program, offers technical assistance for brownfield redevelopment.Learn more