CEDIK strives to provide and be a key source of research pertaining to community and economic development for individuals, organizations, and communities throughout Kentucky. To better understand the research work of CEDIK, we provide links to our recent publications, as well as our academic and applied research areas of focus. If you have any question about our research priorities or capabilities, please contact CEDIK Research Director Simona Balazs by email or (859) 218-5764.


Publications that explore issues important to Kentucky communities.

Our research capacity has grown. We are now able to provide timely, short publications that review data trends across the state to understand topics like housing, entrepreneurship, and healthcare. Check out the following:


The Kentucky data you need, when you need it.

CEDIK currently provides eight County Data Profiles, many of which are in Tableau's interactive platform, and can be printed to one page summaries for each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. Information in the profiles has been used by extension agents and other community leaders to design more effective programs and policies throughout the state.


Customized, research based information for community and industry stakeholders.

CEDIK offers customized services. We have an experienced research team that has proficiency with several proprietary data sources, methods of analysis, and GIS mapping capabilities. We offer studies, reports, and technical assistance on the following: