2015 EIEA Award Categories and Criteria

EIEA 2014 logoThe Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology, the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, The Center for Rural Development, and Southeast Economic Development (SKED) Corporation have partnered to promote and honor excellence in entrepreneurship in the Eastern and Southern Kentucky region. Nominations are accepted from individuals and community organizations. Individuals and organizations may also self-nominate. Nominees must reside or have their business/organization located in one or more of the 55 counties in Eastern and Southern Kentucky depicted on the Geographical Area Map.

Selection of award finalists and award winners is determined by a committee of partner representatives and selected external stakeholders. The awards are presented annually at The Center for Rural Development in Somerset, KY.


Nomination forms must be received on or before June 5, 2015.  Nominees will be contacted for more detailed information.

Nomination forms may be accessed here.