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KAED is the state’s premier organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating economic development in the Commonwealth.

The purpose of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) is to educate, advocate and connect our association members. Our membership covers all parts and aspects of the industry in Kentucky, from rural to urban areas. This allows us to provide a broad array of resources and expertise in the field of economic development.

We are an active presence at our state’s capital in Frankfort. Our staff and Public Policy Committee work year round with legislators and other business organizations to develop sound economic development policy. We provide our members with timely and pertinent legislative updates so that they are informed on how the actions in Frankfort will impact their communities.

The KAED staff, board members and committee members/volunteers of KAED are dedicated to providing leadership and a vision to advance economic development professionals and economic development.

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Latest News

Breaking News – This Just In!

This Just In!   The Kentucky Association for Economic Development will feature top consultants Mark Klender, Margaret Grissom and Mike Mullis at the 2016 KAED Fall Conference presented by the Bluegrass Alliance. You will not want to miss this opportunity to network with and hear from some of the most talented national consultants.   REGISTRATION… Read more »

KAED Economic Development Best Practices Summit Presentations

Below are the speaker presentations from the 2016 KAED Economic Development Best Practices Summit held in Mt. Sterling.  Thanks again to Sandy Romenesko with the Mt. Sterling-Montgomery County Industrial Authority for making this Summit a success! If you have any questions regarding these presentations, please contact the KAED office.

KAED News – 7-22-2016

Lunch with Warren Beeler in Mt. Sterling   KAED will host the annual Economic Development Best Practices Summit on Thursday, August 11th at the Clay Community Center in Mt. Sterling.  You will have the opportunity to have lunch with Warren Beeler, the Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Agriculture Policy.  Warren lives on a 250 acre… Read more »