Joey Carter is an Investment Analyst for Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation.  Joey’s main responsibility with Kentucky Highlands is over the microloan program. His mission is to help with economic development in twenty two counties in Kentucky by using Kentucky Highlands’ loan programs such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help with assisting both new startup companies and existing companies with their financial needs.  A large part of his responsibility is focused on providing technical assistance to portfolio companies and new start ups in areas of business planning, financial preparation, budgeting, and marketing opportunities.  Prior to coming to Kentucky Highlands, Joey was a certified insurance agent that worked for State Farm.  He also came with a background as a financial and bank lender, collection officer and compliance manager.  Joey has an Associates degree in Business Technology Management.