Paducah Economic Development recognizes that creative growth is built upon the backs of entrepreneurs. Entre Paducah was founded as a means to help these entrepreneurs gain the access that they need to services that will allow their ideas and dreams to become both tangible and successful.
Think of Entre Paducah as a concierge service, connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners with organizations in the community and region that provide a beneficial service to them. These organizations include:
Paducah Main Street
A partnership with the City of Paducah which serves the community through economic development initiatives in Paducah’s historic downtown and the Lower Town Arts District.
Small Town Big Idea
Many small businesses can’t afford a marketing agency or business coach to help them navigate the ever- changing world of business. Small Town Big Idea offers a simple and affordable solution to help small business owners and entrepreneurs launch or grow their business. Small Town Big Idea provides resources and consulting services that help entrepreneurs manage all aspects of their business and market effectively to their target public.
Kentucky Innovation Network
If your goal is to make a difference, the Kentucky Innovation Network can help through its network of business leaders and mentors that encourage relationships, grow companies and create jobs. The Network is managed in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development and Kentucky Science and Technology Corporation.
Murray State University
Small Business Development Center
The mission of the Murray SBDC is to improve the economic vitality of the 24 western-most counties in Kentucky by providing high-quality, hands-on business consulting and training to both pre-venture and existing small business entrepreneurs. Services are provided both one-on-one and through training in classroom or seminar settings. Individual consulting is confidential and without charge. Training is provided at no or low cost.