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



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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 President Peter Hille's Statement on the RECLAIM Act.

MACED is looking for a highly motivated individual to join its Enterprise Development Team as a summer intern. The intern will assist the Enterprise Development Team's efforts to coordinate and administer MACED's annual client survey. The intern will also work closely with staff on other projects in accordance with MACED's mission and values. Click to learn more.

MACED is seeking a research associate who will conduct research to develop MACED's understanding of trends, issues and opportunities related to creating a Just Transition to a new economy in eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. The Research Associate will be a member of MACED's Appalachian Transition Communications and Policy team. Click to learn more.

MACED seeks to hire a residential energy specialist to help the organization support partner utilities in the effective implementation and expansion of the How$martKY™ program. Click to learn more.

MACED is seeking a project specialist who will identify potential community economic development projects, work directly with entrepreneurs, conduct enterprise assessments, engage in loan underwriting, present potential deals to staff and loan committee, perform necessary reporting and administrative functions, contribute to evolving strategy development and learning and develop strong local relationships. Click to learn more.

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.

On Monday, July 13, several communities in Johnson County, Ky., were devastated by flash flooding. Here is our statement of support to those communities, and ways you can help in the recovery effort.

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.

MACED, Kentuckians for the Commonwealth and the Appalachian Citizens' Law Center issue a joint press release on recent visit by White House advisor to eastern Kentucky. Read the release here.

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

In Memory of Greg Dees.