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



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MACED Receives $2 Million from the Appalachian Regional Commission to Support Economic Transition in Eastern Kentucky. MACED will implement a new economic development program in eastern Kentucky with the help of several partners. This investment was made possible through the Obama Administration’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. The POWER Initiative was created to support coalfield communities facing economic transition. Learn more here.

Business owners! — FastTrac Listening to Your Business and GrowthVenure are being offered this fall for businesses that have been in operation for 2+ years. Learn more about the courses and how to register by clicking here.

Research by Kentucky Center for Economic Policy shows that when it comes to a secure retirement many Kentuckians are in danger. Read KCEP's post to learn more.

An op-ed by MACED President Peter Hille challenges community leaders to work together and ensure Appalachia is not left behind in the new energy economy. Read more here.

report by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy provides an in-depth look at Medicaid in Kentucky, the benefits of Medicaid expansion and potential harmful impacts of changes that could create barriers to coverage and care. To view this report in PDF form, click here.

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.

Read 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.