Business growth and retention are crucial to the success of Paducah-McCracken County. We’ve made it a goal in the City’s Strategic Plan to empower upward economic mobility by encouraging and assisting local business retention and expansion. Visit the Business Services page to find
Do you know about the Small Business Resource Guide? Do you have questions about a business license? What are the benefits of joining the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce? These are a few of the topics discussed in a one-hour panel workshop for the Creative Business Bootcamp.
The City of Paducah with funding support in part by the National Endowment for the Arts held a Creative Business Bootcamp that helped creatives, makers, artists, and entrepreneurs design and grow their creative businesses. One of the workshops held on November 6, 2020, focused on a panel presentation that showcased local resources, information, and connections that benefit anyone looking to start or grow a business.
This one-hour panel discussion introduces the viewer to a variety of items including the Small Business Resource Guide, permitting, kick-start meetings, business licensing, special events permits, downtown development grants, and the Creative & Cultural Council in addition to benefits and resources through Greater Paducah Economic Development and the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce.
Engineering & Public Works Department
Finance Department (For forms, visit Occupational License Fee (Payroll Tax) and Business License Fee)
Fire Prevention Division
Information Technology (includes G.I.S)
Kick-Start Meetings (to launch a development or construction project)
Paducah Main Street
Permits for Special Events
Request for Bids or Proposals
Stormwater and Erosion Control
Paducah Transit Authority (PATS) provides reasonable, dependable, and available transportation to the residents and visitors of Paducah and surrounding counties. PATS offers fixed route bus service in Paducah and McCracken County, scheduled service, and medical transportation in the 8 county Jackson Purchase Area of Western Kentucky. PATS also offers service between Paducah, Mayfield, Benton, and Murray and points in between. Learn More about PATS >>
The Paducah Convention and Visitors Bureau, the official Destination Marketing Organization for Paducah, is responsible for generating incremental economic benefit to the community through the attraction of leisure traveler, convention, trade show, and group tour visits. Our overall goal is to ensure a positive visitor experience by providing the most detailed information and the ultimate customer service. Learn More about Convention & Visitors Bureau >> Paducah Hospitality Association >>
Greater Paducah Economic Development is the economic development agency for Paducah and McCracken County. It is a public/private partnership formed to attract and grow jobs and investment through assisting existing business with expansion projects and recruiting new businesses. Greater Paducah Economic Development controls three separate business/industrial parks, totaling over 2,500 acres in Paducah/McCracken County. In addition, GPED promotes private property throughout McCracken County for job creation projects. GPED assists companies with permitting applications at the city, county, and state level. Learn More about Greater Paducah Economic Development >>