Paducah Chamber March Virtual Breakfast to feature State Economic Development Official

Published Friday, February 19, 2021 10:30 am

The Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce March Power in Partnership Virtual Breakfast will feature Matthew Tackett, President and CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED), as the featured speaker.  The Chamber’s event is March 4 at 7:30 a.m. with a virtual broadcast. The March Breakfast Sponsor is Lundberg Medical Imaging.

Register to attend the event via Zoom at  The virtual breakfast will also be carried live via the Chamber’s and WPSD’s Facebook pages and livestreamed on WPSD Local 6. 

Matthew Tackett, a native of Prestonsburg, serves as President and CEO of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development (KAED). Appointed in October 2017, Tackett is leading KAED through an administrative and programmatic reimagination as the Association creates a collaborative and strategic platform designed to enhance professional capacity and accelerate economic development in the Commonwealth.

Prior to KAED Tackett served as Executive Director of the Kentucky Gas Association, where he created a holistic and imaginative membership service portfolio which included legislative affairs, workforce development initiatives and legal services. He has served in federal grant programs, the Office of the Governor of Kentucky and is the owner of a dynamic consulting firm which has focused on economic advocacy and governmental affairs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.

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