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MACED works to make a meaningful difference to people and places in Kentucky, particularly eastern Kentucky, and the Central Appalachian region.


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MACED releases statement on announcement of POWER initiative, which will focus federal funding on economic transition efforts in Central Appalachia. Read the statement here.

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy seeks to hire a campaign coordinator. The new position will be responsible for carrying out a comprehensive outreach and engagement strategy to help achieve KCEP's goals around winning fair tax reforms that move Kentucky forward. Read more.

The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) is proud to announce that Peter Hille has been named as the organization's new president. Read announcement here.

MACED Seeks Enterprise Support Coordinator. The Enterprise Support Coordinator is responsible for MACED's technical assistance (TA) programs intended to help entrepreneurs succeed and create jobs in Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. Learn more here.

MACED seeks social enterprise manager. The Social Enterprise Manager plays a lead role in designing and implementing MACED's Social Enterprise Support Initiative, in conjunction with key partners. Learn more here.

MACED releases statement on announcement of President Obama's proposed budget plan to aid Central Appalachian communities.


Click to download the summary of POWER Plus Plan.

MACED is looking for a highly motivated individual to join its Enterprise Development Team as a summer intern. Learn more here.

MACED President Justin Maxson is accepting the position of executive director at the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation in Winston-Salem, N.C. Read more here.

MACED releases a report outlining development ideas that can help shape the discussion about the region's future. Strategies for Appalachian Transition details tangible ways that five economic sectors, if brought to scale in the region, could help build a new eastern Kentucky economy.

Read op-ed Time to be Ambitious and Concrete about a New Eastern Kentucky Economy by Justin Maxson that ran in the September 10, 2014 Hazard Herald.

Kentucky workers still struggle with a scarcity of jobs and face continued declines in real wages, as outlined in KCEP's new report The State of Working Kentucky 2014.

A new report by Kentucky Center for Economic Policy, A Profile of New Americans in Kentucky, gives a more in-depth understanding to the contributions and challenges immigrants face in the Commonwealth.

Read MACED President Justin Maxson’s statement on announcement of new carbon emissions standards.

In Memory of Greg Dees.