research and policy publications
MACED’s recent research and policy publications include the following.
Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) publications can be found at www.kypolicy.org.
Community Benefits Agreements: A Potential Negotiating Tool for Rural Communities
Letcher County Federal Prison FAQs (companion publication of Community Benefits Agreements)
A Profile of New Americans in Kentucky.
The Appalachian Planning and Development Fund: Investing in the Economic Future of Eastern Kentucky
Promoting Long-Term Investment in Appalachian Kentucky: A Permanent Coal Severance Tax Fund
Potential Impacts of a Renewable and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard in Kentucky (full report)
Potential Impacts of a Renewable and Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard in Kentucky (executive summary)
Building Clean Energy Careers in Kentucky (full report)
Building Clean Energy Careers in Kentucky (executive summary)
Economic Transition in Central Appalachia: Ideas for the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative
Investing in Kentucky's Working Families
The Debt Trap in the Commonwealth: The Impact of Payday Lending on KY Counties
The Impact of Coal on the Kentucky State Budget, The Economics of Coal in Kentucky and supporting website.
The Forests and Wood Products Sector in Appalachian Kentucky: What We Heard and What We Learned (Summary Report on Regional Learning Project for The Ford Foundation)
Still Working Hard, Still Falling Short (by the Working Poor Families Project)
Creating a System of Support for Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses in Kentucky: Insights and Policy Recommendations (by the RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship)
Child Care in Appalachian Kentucky: Financial Sustainability in a Low-Income Market
Urgent Care: Financing and Health Care Provision in Appalachian Kentucky
Accounting for Impact: Economic Development Spending in Kentucky