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Lieutenant Governor Jenean Hampton

The Zone 2 Regional Competition of the inaugural Lt. Gov.’s Entrepreneurship Challenge was held at the Center on April 11th.

An Entrepreneurial Community

The WKU Center for Research and Development (CRD) is uniquely positioned to dramatically enhance economic development initiatives. From starting a business and providing business space to providing lab services to spur business growth, the staff at the CRD is here to assist you! 

Center for Research and Development (CRD)

With over 275,000 square feet of space located on 27 acres, the CRD provides start-up and existing businesses with the resources needed to succeed. Offering an ideal environment for businesses to collaborate with technology based companies, practicing engineers, and university scientists, the CRD is home to WKU’s Applied Research Centers, the WKU Small Business Accelerator, and the Central Region Office - Kentucky Innovation Network.  

For more information about the Center for Research and Development, or if you are interested in locating your business in the Small Business Accelerator, please contact us.


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 Center for Research and Development

Western Kentucky University 
2413 Nashville Road
 Bowling Green, KY  42101

(270) 901-3490


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