Business Assistance

Graves County Economic Development

Graves County Economic Development, (GCED), works to support local industry and create economic growth. Our goal is to bring economic growth to our area through retention, expansion, and attraction. We strive to make our community a better place to work, live and raise a family.

Small Business Development Center

Located at Murray State University, we provide confidential, personalized consultation on your specific situation. And, since we are funded through a cooperative agreement between Murray State and the U.S. Small Business Administration, all of our services are free of charge.


 Kentucky Innovation Network

The Kentucky Innovation Network exists to help you plan, build and launch your business. Our vision is to help Kentucky become the most attractive state for businesses by creating a network of business leaders that encourages relationships, grows companies and creates jobs. The Kentucky Innovation Network can help you with the A-B-C’s of starting or growing a business based on an innovative idea, from initial Assessment to Business planning to Capitalization. Whether you need pre-seed, seed or commercialization funds, Kentucky has tax incentives, loan programs and other resources in place to empower qualified innovators and entrepreneurs to succeed in today’s global economy. The services provided are available at no cost.


 Spark Group

Graves County Economic Development strongly believes that strong, lasting growth in our community must come from both attraction of new business and fostering existing talent and businesses. The Spark Group embraces this philosophy by allowing small business owners, entrepreneurs and motivated individuals the opportunity to collaborate and learn together how to make their ideas successful. This group is managed by Graves County Economic Development and the Kentucky Innovation Network. Contact these organizations for more details.

 Workforce Solutions, West Kentucky Community & Technical College

Workforce Solutions provides training, education, organizational development, and consulting services to help businesses and industries maximize their profit and productivity. Workforce Solutions is your partner, developing the workforce of today and tomorrow.