Special to The Times-Tribune
Over 150 Economic Development professionals and elected officials from around Kentucky gathered last week in Bowling Green for the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED) Annual Fall Conference and Hall of Fame banquet at the University Plaza Hotel Holiday Inn to hear from State leadership and national developers in the field of economic development. Several economic development professionals were recognized for their service to Kentucky during the conference.
The KAED Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the Economic Development profession. Bruce Carpenter, executive director with the Corbin Economic Development Agency, was awarded the James J. Coleman Community Professional of the Year Award. The award was presented by Rodney Hitch, manager for economic development with East Kentucky Power Cooperative. This award recognizes practitioners who have made significant and/or innovative contributions to the field and their service area during the past year.
KAED is firmly committed to the professional development of its membership and the continued betterment of the organization through the implementation of its strategic plan.