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MACED seeks to invest in businesses that are deliberate stewards of the region’s natural resources – land, trees, water and air. These natural resources are an important foundation for the economic future and well-being of the region’s communities. MACED seeks to support businesses that are intentional about employing a business model that directly protects or promotes the natural world.


Our respect for people and place has fueled a 35-year partnership working with Appalachian communities to improve the overall quality of life in the region. MACED recognizes that to have impact at a meaningful scale, we must identify strategies that create change beyond that of a particular investment. Our investment in the rich natural resource assets of the region is our commitment to positive social and economic change.


Across all of our business development efforts, MACED seeks to work with business partners that do not degrade or abuse the natural resources of the region.



• Eco-tourism

• Sustainable forestry

• Recycling

• Outdoor education and recreation

• Agricultural diversification

• Value-added agriculture