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Maced Has Worked for 40 Years to Support a

Just Appalachian Transition

How We Help Transition

Small Business Lending

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the foundation of our economy. They need financial support, training and encouragement to follow their dreams. MACED provides these critical resources to turn those dreams into reality.

Energy Programs

MACED’s energy programs work to promote energy efficiency in small businesses, homes and nonprofits in Appalachian Kentucky.

Small Business Training

Because 50 percent of start-up businesses fail within four years of opening, MACED provides technical assistance before and after a loan is made to help businesses grow and navigate change.

Policy Reform

The Kentucky Center for Economic Policy (KCEP) conducts research and provides public education on important policy issues facing Kentucky. KCEP seeks to improve public decision making through solid information, analysis and perspective, and contribute to new economic opportunities and an improved quality of life for all Kentuckians.

Community Development

MACED works to support thriving communities through capacity building, networking and collaboration on regional projects and initiatives.

Strategic Initiatives

MACED actively seeks new and innovative ideas and opportunities for investment and development to support the new economy of Eastern Kentucky.

Social Enterprises

In addition to supporting a local economy, social enterprises create community impacts. MACED is mindful of the delicate balance social enterprises strive for between achieving mission and margin. That’s why we support them through lending, technical assistance and individual coaching and consulting

Partnerships

Because we are stronger together, MACED works collaboratively with several regional and local partners on lending, community development, policy and communications campaigns aimed at supporting a just transition.

It's Working

MACED provided the resources for starting my business. You can really tell they are there for the community.

Sean Buckler,
Owner, Richmond Computing and Development

2018-05-31T21:19:58+00:00

Sean Buckler,
Owner, Richmond Computing and Development

MACED provided the resources for starting my business. You can really tell they are there for the community.
mae suramek
MACED helped breathe life into Noodle Nirvana’s idea to create a different kind of business model. They helped make our passion and purpose a reality.

 

  • Mae Suramek
  • Owner, Noodle Nirvana, Berea, KY

 

 

2018-05-22T15:57:19+00:00

 

  • Mae Suramek
  • Owner, Noodle Nirvana, Berea, KY

 

 

mae suramek
MACED helped breathe life into Noodle Nirvana’s idea to create a different kind of business model. They helped make our passion and purpose a reality.
Tim Robinson
This approach saves businesses money, creates work for other small businesses and promotes stewardship of the environment. We are a proud partner with such an outstanding organization.

 

  • Tim Robinson
  • CEO, Addiction Recovery Care, Louisa, KY

 

 

2018-05-22T15:50:47+00:00

 

  • Tim Robinson
  • CEO, Addiction Recovery Care, Louisa, KY

 

 

Tim Robinson
This approach saves businesses money, creates work for other small businesses and promotes stewardship of the environment. We are a proud partner with such an outstanding organization.
Being involved with the Steering Committee for “What’s Next!? EKY has given me the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals who are working toward improving their communities from the ground up. With the creation of a network serving counties in eastern Kentucky, there will be the opportunity to lift up our collective voice, as an identifiable and valuable cultural and economic powerhouse.

Mindy Woods-Click
Grayson Gallery & Arts Center

2018-05-31T21:27:19+00:00

Mindy Woods-Click
Grayson Gallery & Arts Center

Being involved with the Steering Committee for “What’s Next!? EKY has given me the opportunity to engage with like-minded individuals who are working toward improving their communities from the ground up. With the creation of a network serving counties in eastern Kentucky, there will be the opportunity to lift up our collective voice, as an identifiable and valuable cultural and economic powerhouse.

The Data Shows it.

MACED’s work is making an impact.

Latest Stories

MACED is devoted to ideas for a more just, sustainable and prosperous economic future in Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. The time has arrived to talk about a just transition to a post-coal economy. This blog is a resource for that conversation.

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