KAED has announced the development of the Association’s professional education initiative. Built to elevate capacity in the Commonwealth, the program contains an interdependent suite of offerings and a pathway toward professional certification. KAED will present a dynamic series of educational summits available to registrants at all stages of their careers. Professionals who participate in the Kentucky Institute for Economic Development may choose to follow a curriculum leading toward professional certification. Association members also have access to the KAED Community Assessment Program, a partnership initiative with the Community and Economic Development Institute of Kentucky designed to collect and analyze data and assets to recommend strategies to accelerate economic development.