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Strategic Plan 2016 Click to download MACED's 2016 Strategic Five-Year Plan.



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Click to download report: Strategies for Appalachian Transition.



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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 will partner with Morehead State University's Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to bring a four-part QuickBooks training course to the Floyd County. The first workshop will be held May 25, 9 a.m. until - noon and is titled "Basic QuickBooks." Learn more here.

The board and staff of MACED are sad to share that on February 25, 2016, Don Harker passed away. He served as president of MACED from 1994 until 2001. His vision for bringing sustainable development to Appalachian Kentucky was expansive and his passion to see that vision come to life was contagious. Read more about Don Harker and his work.

MACED President Peter Hille's Statement on the RECLAIM Act.

Click to read MACED's update on the Appalachian Carbon Partnership.

Are you an established small business owner who would like to learn how to run your business better? Have you been in business for at least two years or more? Sign up now for a FastTrac® NewVentures™ class! Learn more here.

Read MACED's statement of support for the Clean Power Plan.

MACED's statement about the U.S. Department of the Interior's new stream protection rule.

MACED released a strategic plan that shapes the organization's next five years of work. It defines how MACED will pursue its strategies toward a Just Appalachian Transition. Click to download the report.

MACED President Peter Hille releases op-ed on the early accomplishments of the Shaping Our Appalachian Region Initiative (SOAR). Read more here.

In Memory of Greg Dees.