Gov. Beshear Furthers Commitment to Supporting Innovators, Small Businesses Statewide
31 Jul 2020
Gov. Andy Beshear took another step in growing Kentucky’s startup ecosystem, announcing KY Innovation – the commonwealth’s office for entrepreneurial and small business support – has authorized an additional $2.6 million in funding to six public-private partnerships focusing on key regions throughout the state.
Known as the Regional Innovation for Startups and Entrepreneurs (RISE) program, the six partnerships are entrepreneur-led organizations dedicated to serve all of Kentucky’s 120 counties. Through a public-bid process, KY Innovation established the partnership offices in Pikeville, Covington, Paducah, Lexington, Bowling Green and Louisville.