KAED Foundation

The KAED Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that serves the KAED membership.

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What is the KAED Foundation?

The KAED Foundation serves to support the mission and vision of the membership association. The Foundation provides educational and professional development support and oversight for content offered to KAED members and practitioners.

Foundation Board Members
Daryl Smith | Chair
Stephen Taylor, PhD | Vice-Chair
Terri Bradshaw | Secretary/Treasurer
Debbie Gray
Bob Hammond
Kim Huston
Jody Lassiter
Richie Sanders

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Kentucky Institute for Economic Development

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This annual basic course on economic development is designed to give practitioners and related professionals an overview of economic development practice in Kentucky and elsewhere. KAED and our educational partners work together to provide relevant content delivered by state and national experts in the field.

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Education Offerings

KAED offers multiple opportunities to advance your professional development through year-round educational offerings. We partner with Kentucky’s public institutions of higher education to create accessible content for Kentucky practitioners.

Educational Partners

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