Apply! 2018-02-19T15:58:21+00:00

The Best Bets list is different – this exciting initiative is dedicated to identifying and recognizing Kentucky’s economic drivers!

If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored for the Best Bets 2017 list, simply complete the application below.


  • Be an independent, for-profit, privately-held company.

  • Have average revenue of at least $1 million for the three most recent years (2015, 2016, 2017).

  • Be headquartered in Kentucky. Foreign ownership companies are permitted to apply as long as at least 50% of the revenue remains in-state.  Ownership by private equity is also permitted.

  • Have a three-year operating sales history.

The application below will be used to compile analysis regarding growth, employee investment, and capital investment throughout Kentucky in order to provide an outlook on Kentucky’s economic drivers. All reported revenue and employment figures are verified by the independent accounting firm, Dean Dorton, and are held in strict confidence.

Note, this application must be completed in one sitting. 

The 2017 Best Bets application period is now CLOSED – thank you to all those who applied! Results will be announced mid-March with Kentucky’s Proof publication hitting inboxes Mid-April.

The Best Bets 2018 application will go live in November 2018.

Want to be notified when the applications open? Email Janet Saccoccio to be added to the notification list.