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March 2017 GOODE NEWS   Konnichiwa KAED members, Thanks to Ed Webb with the World Trade Center, David Carpenter with JASK and Kentucky’s Cabinet for Economic Development (KCED) Secretary Terry Gill for leading our March Trade Mission to Japan with our KentuckyUnited team. Our meeting with the leaders of Japanese manufacturing showed that Kentucky will… Read more »


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February 2017 GOODE NEWS You know you’re 50 when you’re in an elevator and your favorite song comes on. You know you’re 50 when your back goes out more often than you do. You know you’re 50 when you have a party and the neighbors don’t even notice. You know you’re 50 when a kid… Read more »


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January 2017 GOODE NEWS  Nothing you can make that can’t be made.  No one you can save that can’t be saved.  Nothing you can do, but you can learn  How to be you in time  It’s easy.  All you need is love, all you need is love. McDonalds introduced the Big Mac, the first cash… Read more »


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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 »


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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.


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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 »


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July 2016 Goode News   When I think of summer, I love to think of those great summer songs.  I know our many “KAED Karaoke Singers” know the lyrics to many of them.   My favorites include “Summertime Blues,” Eddie Cochran; “Summer Breeze,” Seals & Crofts; or “Saturday In The Park,” Chicago.  In the mid-’80s rocker… Read more »


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  Reminder To Register – Early Bird Rate Ends July 29th!   KAED will host the annual Economic Development Best Practices Summit on Thursday, August 11th at the Clay Community Center in Mt. Sterling.  The focus of this year’s event is “Growing Your Own”, with topics on Developing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Place Making.  Check out… Read more »


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Reminder To Register!   KAED will host the annual Economic Development Best Practices Summit on Thursday, August 11th at the Clay Community Center in Mt. Sterling.  The focus of this year’s event is “Growing Your Own”, with topics on Developing Entrepreneurial Ecosystem and Place Making.  Check out the agenda and register today! ED Best Practices… Read more »


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June 2016 Goode News   I know, I know- Hard to believe isn’t it- June is here.   As you’ll see below in the “Brad News” and our many updates, KAED is gearing up for many exciting opportunities for the summer and fall of 2016.    KAED has been very visible around the state with many programs. … Read more »