The first initiative of KEN is the Kentucky Entrepreneur Climate Study.
This study is partially funded by a grant from the Delta Dental Making Smiles Happen program. The objectives of the study are:
1. Measure the awareness of programs provided by economic development agencies to small businesses and the entrepreneur.
2. Measure the perceived effectiveness of these programs by Kentucky Entrepreneurs.
3. Capture a large enough sample as to provide statistical significance.
4. Provide meaningful data on what the needs of the small business community are to assist them in growing their business.