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Mapping Entrepreneurship Resources in 14 Counties

This inventory consists of financial assistance and business development resources available to entrepreneurs in Howard County, Indiana.

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Kokomo Howard County Development Corporation
700 East Firmin, Suite 200
Kokomo, IN 46902
765-457-2000
Email: info@khdc.org
http://khdc.org/index.php
Summary: The Kokomo Howard County Development Corporation is a county-wide, private, not-for-profit, economic development agency that works to enhance the quality of life in Kokomo and Howard County and increase our standard of living by expanding the County’s tax base and creating new and better-paying jobs.

Revolving Loan Fund
City of Kokomo, Department of Development
City Hall, 100 S. Union Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-456-7375
Fax: 765-456-7387
http://www.cityofkokomo.org/egov/docs/1203010834_692657.pdf
Summary: Provides financing for new and expanding companies.

Economic Development Income Tax Job Training Grant
City of Kokomo, Department of Development
City Hall, 100 S. Union Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-456-7375
Fax: 765-456-7387
http://www.cityofkokomo.org/egov/docs/1203011082_867492.pdf
Summary: Assists local businesses with the training of new workers and retraining of existing workers.

Microenterprise Loan Program
City of Kokomo, Department of Development
City Hall, 100 S. Union Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-456-7375
Fax: 765-456-7387
http://www.cityofkokomo.org/department/division.asp?fDD=9-31
Summary: Provides small loans for existing or start-up businesses that have difficulty obtaining a loan through conventional sources.

Façade Improvement Program
City of Kokomo, Department of Development
City Hall, 100 S. Union Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-456-7375
Fax: 765-456-7387
http://www.cityofkokomo.org/department/division.asp?fDD=9-31
Summary: Provides loans for façade improvements.

INVENTREK Technology Park
700 E. Firmin Street
Kokomo, IN  46902
765-854-0443
Fax:  765-854-0481
http://www.inventrek.com/index.php
Inventrek has a revolving loan fund for clients of the incubator. Clients are offered on-site support, business development, access to the angel group, mentoring team, business planning, marketing strategies, growth management, and product development services (Stage Gate Process)

Summary: Inventrek is a high-tech incubator led by seasoned professionals who have an intimate understanding of the challenges businesses encounter today. We help new technology-driven companies realize their potential in developing technology-based initiatives by providing both physical core services (receptionists, copiers, postage machines, conference rooms and T1 lines) and critical professional/technical services.

North Central Indiana SCORE, Chapter 543
Kokomo Chamber of Commerce Building
325 North Main Street
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-457-5301
http://www.kokomoscore.org/
Summary: SCORE is a non-profit association dedicated to entrepreneurial education and the formation, growth, and success of the nation's small business sector.  SCORE volunteers serve as "Counselors to America's Small Business." All chapters provide free and confidential business counseling tailored to meet the needs and objectives of your small business before or after start-up.  Workshops for both start-up entrepreneurs and small business owners can be offered, for a modest fee.

Indiana University Kokomo
Certificate in Contemporary Entrepreneurship
2300 S. Washington St., PO Box 9003
Kokomo, IN 46904-9003
765-455-9395
Toll Free: 800-991-1459
Fax: 765-455-9476
IU Kokomo Contemporary Entrepeneurship Certificate
Summary: This program is designed specifically for those with the entrepreneurial spirit who wish to start their own business.

Ivy Tech Community College
1815 E Morgan St
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-459-0561
Toll Free: 800-459-0561
http://www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/

Indiana Wesleyan Kokomo Education Center
1916 E. Markland Ave.
Kokomo, IN 46901
765-868-7305
Toll Free: 1-866-728-0431
http://caps.indwes.edu/locations/ed_centers/kokomo.htm

Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service
Howard County Government Building
Suite 105, 120 E. Mulberry
Kokomo, IN 46901-4660
765-456-2313
Fax:  765-456-2319
Email: howardces@purdue.edu
http://www.ces.purdue.edu/howard/
Summary: The mission of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service is education of Indiana citizens through the application of land-grant university research and knowledge base to develop youth and strengthen agriculture, families and communities.

State of Indiana

Hoosier Heartland Small Business Development Center
Inventrek Technology Park
700 E. Firmin St., Suite 106
Kokomo, IN 46902
765-454-7922
http://www.hhsbdc.org/default.aspx
Summary: The Indiana Small Business Development Center is a state based organization offering a wealth of free and low cost information, management counseling, and educational services designed to support Indiana small business owners and potential entrepreneurs. Our mission is to help Indiana business grow and create new jobs within the state.

Training Acceleration Grant (TAG)
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren, White Counties contact:
Sherry McLauchlan
IN Workforce Development Region 4
Business Consultant
976 Mezzanine Drive Suite B
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-807-0890
Fax: 765-471-7810
Email: smclauchlan@tap.lafayette.in.us
http://www.in.gov/dwd/2698.htm
Summary: Indiana business can receive a grant for up to $200,000 to train their existing workforce in a variety of different fields

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