Job Creation Incentives

Louisville Metro has extensive experience with Kentucky's generous incentive programs, which were further expanded in 2009 with the passage of the Kentucky Business Investment Act (KBI). Benefits are available for all types of companies - new, existing and relocating; regional and national headquarters; back-office; distribution and supply chain; manufacturing; and research and development. Primary incentives include:

  • Kentucky Business Investment (KBI program) -- Provides income tax credits and wage assessmentsto new and existing regional and national headquarters, manufcturing compnaies, non-retail service or technology-related and agribusiness companies that locate or expand operations in Kentucky. 
  • Kentucky Enterprise Initiative Act (KEIA) -- Provides a refund of Kentucky sales and use tax paid by approved companies for building and construction materials permanently incorporated as an improvement to real property. It also is available for Kentucky sales and use tax refunds for eligible equipment used for research and development and data processing. This incentive applies to new or expanded service or technology, manufacturing, or tourism attraction projects in Kentucky. 

For more information, please contact us or call 502.574.4140.