NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED! MEDI's mission is to serve as the leading 501c3 economic development organization that impacts communities and economies for improvement through education, entrepreneurship, small, minority, and women owned business development in Western Kentucky.

MEDI, Kentucky State University, & USDA Rural Development Win National Team Award


Excellence in Community Development Work - Team National Winners, MEDI and KSU Recipients

On March 9, 2011 Kentucky State University (KSU) received national recognition for its Rural Entrepreneurial Outreach and Development Initiative from the National Association for Community Development Extension Professionals (NACDEP). KSU was awarded the Excellence in Community Development Work Team Award for planning and hosting the “Go Green. Make Green Pay!” Business Conference in partnership with MEDI Kentucky and USDA Rural Development.


The National NACDEP Excellence in Community Development Work Team Award recognitions an organization whose collaborative efforts produce outstanding accomplishments relative to scholarly and creative activities, teaching and or research effectiveness. Teams must show evidence of joint planning and implementation by two or more organizations that help to meet community development needs.


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  MEDI Director Receives Designation of Certified Economic Developer From the International Economic Development Council

Henry Snorton, III, CEcD, Executive Director of the Minority Economic Development Initiative of Western Kentucky, Inc. and entrepreneur: founder of Mission Vision Partner Consulting (MVP), Kentucky Homemade Candy, LLC and Packing Pal recently earned the designation of Certified Economic Developer (CEcD), a national recognition that denotes a mastery of principal skills in economic development, professional attainment and a commitment to personal and professional growth...


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