ARC Commends Four Appalachian Winners in Make it in America Challenge|
The four Appalachia-based winners of the national Make It In America Challenge, announced October 22, received awards ranging from $1.7 million to $3.5 million. The challenge is an administration initiative to accelerate job creation and encourage business investment in the United States.
ARC Launches Appalachian Community Capital Initiative to Build Access to Credit in Region|
At the Clinton Global Initiative's June 2013 CGI America meeting in Chicago, ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl Gohl announced the formation of Appalachian Community Capital, a new central bank for development lenders that will increase the availability of capital to Appalachia's small businesses. It is expected to leverage $233 million in private bank capital.
Senior Federal and State Officials Join ARC for Appalachian Jobs and Local Food Systems Tour in West Virginia|
Sites visited on the three-day tour included food-related businesses, farms, and schools, highlighting the economic opportunity created by local food systems in West Virginia and showcasing innovative local models.
ARC Launches Appalachian Foodways Tour at Appalachia Funders Network Conference|
ARC's 13-state Appalachian foodways tour, launched in Asheville, North Carolina, on March 20, will highlight the potential of local food systems to create economic opportunity and grow jobs.
Bob Culver Receives DDAA's 2013 John D. Whisman Vision Award|
The Development District Association of Appalachia recognized Bob Culver for his longtime leadership and service as a champion for regional planning and development.
U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio Receives Award from Development District Association of Appalachia|
Brown received the DDAA's 2013 Congressional Award for his service to the people of Appalachia and his ongoing support for economic development efforts in the Region.
Dale Hileman Receives 2013 Donald R. Myers Humanitarian Award|
Hileman was honored by the Development District Association of Appalachia at its 2013 annual conference.
Maryland Senator Ben Cardin Honored by the Development District Association of Appalachia|
Cardin received the DDAA's 2012 Congressional Award for his support for community and economic development efforts in Appalachia.
ARC and Partners Select Diabetes Coalitions to Receive Funding for Community Programs|
ARC, the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, and Marshall University have selected five Appalachian diabetes coalitions to receive funding and support through the Appalachian Diabetes Control and Translation Project. Each coalition will receive an initial $40,000 grant for local efforts to prevent and control diabetes, along with training and technical assistance.
West Virginia Governor Tomblin Named ARC's 2013 States' Co-Chair|
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin was selected by his fellow Appalachian governors to serve as 2013 states' co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission.