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Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the foundation of our economy. They need financial support, training and encouragement to follow their dreams. MACED provides these critical resources to turn those dreams into reality.


MACED helps businesses and nonprofit enterprises that are committed to building sustainable and vibrant local economies in Central Appalachia. We are looking for viable enterprises that may have trouble finding bank financing, but are contributing to the employment and economic vitality of the region.


Since 1976, MACED has contributed to the growth, financial stability and long-term success of many enterprises. Our staff is experienced in helping companies reach their goals by providing loans, assistance with business planning, and managerial and technical support.



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MACED serves Kentucky and Central Appalachia, with a focus on the 54 Appalachian counties of Kentucky as designated by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Click here for a list of counties.