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KAED Foundation


The Kentucky Institute for Economic Development offers intensive training in the basic principals of economic development. The Institute’s objective is to meet the needs of persons working in the development field as professionals or volunteers in both the public and private sectors. This course is designed to equip participants with the tools necessary to compete aggressively and successfully for new development in their communities. The faculty is composed of practitioners and academicians of recognized, long-standing experience in economic development. They focus heavily on practical economic development strategy – a shirt-sleeves, how-to approach. This course is ideal for:

Local Development Organizations | Chamber of Commerce Directors | Industrial and Commercial Facility Managers
Contractors | Realtors | Planners | Developers | Officers of Financial Institutions | Engineers
Public Utility Representatives | Government Officials | Concerned Citizens

The course is accredited by the International Economic Development Council. This course qualifies as a professional development training requirement needed to sit for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) examination.