- County Data Profiles
The Mission of CEDIK is to provide education, research and assistance to people, communities, and organizations so they are empowered to shape their own futures.
CEDIK’s vision is to be the key source of education and research to benefit the lives of Kentucky’s individuals, families, businesses, organizations, and communities through community and economic development
CEDIK has four primary goals.
1. Education, Training, and Support for County Extension Agents
Improve the practice of economic, agricultural, family, social, and community development in Kentucky through targeted educational programs and support for county Extension agents.
2. Direct Service for Kentucky’s Communities
Help build and strengthen economic and community capacity in Kentucky communities through programs and services such as a) leadership development, b) civic engagement, c) strategic planning, and d) economic development.
Coordinate with departments to strengthen the graduate degree program for county agents as well as organize a certificate program for community and economic development professionals and individuals interested in becoming “Master Facilitators” or “Master Community Developers”.
4.Research and Communication
Conduct research and disseminate findings on issues related to economic and community development in Kentucky. Disseminate community and economic development information through articles, toolkits, webinars and other outlets.