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The CEDET Mission

Mission Statement

CEDET promotes economic and technological development by linking the resources of Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) with the needs of communities, businesses, industries and institutions in the region.


CEDET uses the resources of EKU to provide technical assistance, training, applied research, and collaborative relationship building to:

  • Create jobs

  • Promote the use of technology to enhance competitiveness

  • Promote community and economic development activities

  • Encourage partnerships that support community and economic development

  • Support the development of entrepreneurial ventures

  • Assist businesses and industries to become more competitive

  • Serve as a point of contact for information and assistance

  • Conduct applied research supportive of economic development initiatives


While Eastern Kentucky is CEDET's primary service area, our services are not restricted to that area of Kentucky. However, priority is given to projects that benefit economically distressed areas of Kentucky. Priority is given to projects that will provide the maximum benefit to the neediest areas.

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