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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.


MACED Headlines

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.

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 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 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.

In Memory of Greg Dees.


Photographs of eastern Kentucky by: Angie Carriere Goodtyme Photography and from the MACED archives.