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Several organizations join forces to boost footprint of Kentucky’s creative entrepreneurs

Kentucky artists, creative entrepreneurs and other small businesses that fall within the realm of the creative industry can attain comprehensive business skills and training provided by a partnership dedicated to boosting the footprint of Kentucky’s creative and artist businesses.   The Kentucky Arts Council, Berea Tourism, Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) and...

Johnathan Gay: New generation of Kentucky entrepreneurs filling big shoes quite well

  Where Col. Harland Sanders and ‘Papa John’ Schnatter changed the food industry, entrepreneur Dustin Grutza and Craftforce are changing the way people share/locate job information. (Photo from Craftforce.com)   A new generation of entrepreneurs is following in the footsteps of well-known Kentuckians such as Col. Harland Sanders and “Papa John” Schnatter. Where those Kentucky...

State Entrepreneurship Index: Finally, there’s a national ranking Kentucky can be proud of

(Graphics by Troy Fedderson/UNL)   Fueled by its ongoing energy boom, North Dakota remains at the top of an annual list measuring states’ ability to create new businesses. But the bigger newsmaker might well be Kentucky, which climbed 45 places from its 2012 ranking to land in this year’s top five.   Kentucky’s rise from 49th in the 2012 index to No. 4 in 2013 also meant...