About EDC

The University of Kentucky Economic Development Collaborative offers comprehensive solutions for UK’s students, innovators, entrepreneurs and industry partners.  This website serves as UK’s primary source of information on university programs, initiatives and resources related to economic development — all under one roof. UK is a powerful economic engine for Kentucky — not only are we educating the next generation of citizens that will take our state to new heights, but we are collaborating with the business community, the City of Lexington and state government to strengthen Kentucky’s economy and improve the lives of its residents.  The University of Kentucky is deeply rooted in this Commonwealth. We are passionate about building the best Kentucky possible. UK’s focus on innovation and collaboration with economic partners is inspiring a future where anything is possible. We welcome your ideas, your assistance and your desire to move Kentucky forward.

UK's Economic Development Engagement Areas include:

Business Engagement

Coldstream Research Campus

Community and Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky (CEDIK)

Stuckert Career Center

Office of Technology Commercialization

Von Allmen Center for Entrepreneurship


Annual Reports