The Mountain Association for Community Economic Development (MACED) partners with local people to build upon the strengths of Kentucky and Central Appalachia. We create economic alternatives and strive to make Appalachian communities better places to live.
Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the foundation of our economy. They need financial support, training and encouragement to follow their dreams. MACED provides these critical resources to turn those dreams into reality. MACED helps businesses and nonprofit enterprises that are committed to building sustainable and vibrant local economies in Central Appalachia. We are looking for viable enterprises that may have trouble finding bank financing, but are contributing to the employment and economic vitality of the region. Since 1976, MACED has contributed to the growth, financial stability and long-term success of many enterprises. Our staff is experienced in helping companies reach their goals by providing loans, assistance with business planning, and managerial and technical support.
Our Service Area
MACED's service area is in Kentucky and Central Appalachia, with a focus on the 54 Appalachian counties in Kentucky as designated by the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).
Adair Bath Bell Boyd Breathitt Casey Carter Clark Clay
Clinton Cumberland Edmonson Elliott Estill Fleming Floyd Garrard Green
Greenup Harlan Hart Jackson Johnson Knott Knox Laurel Lawrence
Lee Leslie Letcher Lewis Lincoln Metcalfe McCreary Madison Magoffin
Martin Menifee Monroe Montgomery Morgan Nicholas Owsley Perry Pike
Powell Pulaski Robertson Rockcastle Rowan Russell Wayne Whitley Wolfe