Local Businesses

Starting a Business

Prospect is home to a number of companies and home businesses. If you choose to locate your business to the city of Prospect, follow the steps below

Select a business name and choose an operating legal entity (Sole Proprietor, Partnership, Corporation, LLC etc.).

Register your business with the Kentucky Secretary of State. If you incorporate your business, you must submit Articles of Incorporation. If you are an LLC or LLP, you must submit Articles of Organization. Forms can be downloaded and printed from Secretary of State's webpage.

Obtain a federal employer identification number (EIN) from the IRS form SS-4. To request the form contact the IRS by: 

  • Fax: (859) 669-5760
  • Phone: (966) 816-2065 

Register your business name at one of these locations:

  • Jefferson County
    Jefferson County Clerk
    527 West Jefferson St.
    Room 204
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Ph: (502) 574-5700
  • Louisville Metro
    Louisville Metro Revenue Commission
    617 West Jefferson St.
    Louisville, KY 40202
    Ph: (502) 574-4860
  • Ron Mazzoli Federal Building - IRS District Office
    600 Martin Luther King, Jr. Place
    Louisville, KY 40201

Register the business name in each county where the business is conducted. Call the applicable county clerk's office for registration and other requirements.

You must also register your business with the City of Prospect and pay taxes, if required.

Register your business with the Kentucky Revenue Cabinet (form 11A100 or 10A101) if you meet any of the following criteria: 

  • Any business entity other than a sole proprietorship
  • Any business with employees
  • You must collect sales or use tax

Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce


Businesses: Join or learn about the benefits of membership

Residents: Request a Prospect Area Community Directory

9509 US 42, Suite 107, Prospect, KY

More information: 502-228-7493

The Prospect Area Chamber of Commerce is a voluntary partnership of businesses and professionals, working together to build a healthy economy and enhance the quality of life in the Prospect area.

Along with growth in Jefferson and Oldham County areas, Prospect is experiencing significant development in retail, service, and home-based businesses.

Prospect Area Chamber members enjoy many opportunities each year for networking, education, and business development through the many programs and services it offers including the PACC Community Expo and the Prospect Community Directory.

Prospect/Goshen Rotary Club

Join the Rotary Club or learn more
More information: 502-228-8256

Rotary International (also known as the Rotary Club) is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. It is a secular organization open to all persons regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, or political preference. There are 34,282 clubs and over 1.2 million members worldwide.

Better Business Bureau

BUSINESSES: Learn about BBB Accreditation with the Better Business Bureau

RESIDENTS: Check out the standing of a business by visiting the Louisville Area Better Business Bureau.