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The Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) has opened its search for a President/CEO to serve as the state leader for Kentucky’s economic development professional association. The mission of KAED is to advocate, educate and connect economic development professionals across the Commonwealth. Current KAED President, Hal Goode, announced to the Board of Directors on August… Read more »


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June 2017   GOODE NEWS   Hope everyone is having a great summer. Here at KAED our focus is on the great programs KAED has coming up: KIED, Best Practices, Golf Scramble and the TVA Fall Conference in Bowling Green.  Additionally, we are expecting a special session of the General Assembly – please read below… Read more »


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May 2017   GOODE NEWS   A note of thanks to all who attended the Spring Conference in Owensboro.   A new record of 185 registrations is a great feat and the agenda was unbelievable.  I heard from many who attended about the quality of subject matter for the conference.  Our survey also had many positive… Read more »


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    April 2017   GOODE NEWS   All wheels are up for the 2017 Owensboro Health KAED Spring Conference next week. If you are not already registered, let me take this opportunity to invite you to the event because it’s not too late to join us. Our team here at KAED has worked with… Read more »


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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 »