KAED Foundation Announces Upcoming Professional Certification Summits

KAED offers a variety of courses to help equip economic developers with the necessary skills to build better communities. Topics such as Grant Writing, Rural Economic Development, Downtown Development, Workforce Development, and others will be offered along with our annual KIED course.

Kentucky Institute for Economic Development (KIED)

The institute is designed to equip participants with the tools necessary to understand and work in the world of economic development. Topics are taught by local and national economic developers in partnership with the University of Kentucky and Murray State University to ensure the best instruction is offered to prepare participants with the skills and network to accelerate economic development in their communities. 

This four day course takes place each August and is accredited by the International Economic Development council. It fulfills one of the prerequisites for those who wish to take the examinations for the Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) designation.


KAED Economic Development Course for Local Government


KIED & OUEDI Scholarship Application

Deadline for submission is July 1, 2024. Download application below.