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Maced Has Worked for 40 Years to Support a

New Economy in Appalachia

How We Help

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 Efficiency & Solar

Our energy team finds energy efficiency and solar savings for small businesses, local governments, nonprofits and homes in Appalachian Kentucky.

Small Business Training

Because 50 percent of start-up businesses fail within four years of opening, MACED provides expert support 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.

Our work is making an impact.

The data shows it.

Latest Stories

MACED supports ideas that build a new economy in Eastern Kentucky and Central Appalachia. This blog is devoted to that conversation.

Red Bird Mission Goes Solar!

Located deep in the mountains at the intersection of Clay, Bell and Leslie county lines, Red Bird Mission is almost a town in itself. The campus hosts a pre-kindergarten through 12th grade accredited Read More