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Advocacy

The Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) consists of more than 600 members that represent 325 unique companies. KAED’s membership represents diverse professionals across the state who share a common interest in building and growing Kentucky. KAED continues to work with the Cabinet for Economic Development and other state organizations that support economic development. KAED serves as the leading advocate for economic development in the Commonwealth by championing policies that promote and advance Kentucky’s economic engine. During the 2022 Legislative Session, KAED will be supporting policy development in the following areas: 1) budget, 2) tax policy, 3) workforce development, and 4) competitiveness.

The Public Policy Committee updates members on legislative happenings and helps define the organization’s policy agenda.

Chair: Tyler Glick, Glick Strategies
Legislative Agent: Matt Tackett, Kentucky Association for Economic Development