To build a strong foundation for our future, Pendleton County has adopted a strategic vision of concentrating efforts in the areas of overall economic development, infrastructure development, urban renewal and strategic planning. Project activities range from small business development, industrial recruitment, workforce development, industrial and commercial site marketing, emergency services infrastructure redevelopment and water and sewer line construction to urban renewal planning, civic engagement and leadership development.
Pendleton County is also serious about promoting workforce development as a means of supporting our current industrial and commercial partners while promoting our community to new investment. Pendleton County was recently designated by the Commonwealth and is a Work Ready
in Progress Community.
Small Business Development
Pendleton County has teamed up with the Northern Kentucky Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
at Northern Kentucky University to offer one-on-one assistance here in our community one day a month. Each third Thursday of the month SBDC staff will be available at the Pendleton County Courthouse to assist business startups with most any business related need they have.
The SBDC, working cooperatively with the Economic Development Office, provides the following services to help local small businesses startup or expand.
- Preparation of financial projections and financial models required by lenders.
- Preparation of financial projections and pro formas required by lenders.
- Legal assistance regarding establishing a business.
- Preparation of detailed business plans.
- Assembly of loan and investor packages.
- Assistance with local zoning regulations, permitting and licensing.
- Analysis of current financial performance.
- Marketing and performance plans.
Business Licenses and Regulations
Establishing a business in Pendleton County also requires certain licenses, fees and adherence to building codes and zoning regulations. Detailed information regarding understanding zoning and other regulations and where to go for assistance can be found on the "Starting a Small Business
Incentives Available for Commercial and Industrial Development
Quality of Life Profile
The Pendleton County business and leadership community understands decisions regarding investment in a community do not necessarily rest solely on availability of property. Location, transportation, education, community demographic profile and overall quality of life can also heavily influence locational assessment of communities. For an understanding of the unique nature of our place in Northern Kentucky, view the Pendleton County Demographic Trends Analysis
For more comprehensive information regarding commercial and industrial property availability, small business training and development, industrial site location and development, availability of incentives for business and industry, commercial market potential and workforce recruitment and development, contact:
Bill Mitchell, Director
Pendleton County Economic Development Office
P.O. Box 171, 233 Main St
Falmouth, Kentucky 41040