Investing in Appalachia’s economic future.

Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is an economic development partnership agency of the federal government and 13 state governments focusing on 420 counties across the Appalachian Region. ARC’s mission is to innovate, partner, and invest to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia.

A Region of Great Opportunity

ARC invests in Appalachia’s economic future by providing grants, publishing research, and sponsoring learning experiences – all to help the Region’s communities seize their opportunities, address economic disparity and advance prosperity.

ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows for 2020-2021

Forty leaders, representing all 13 Appalachian states, will spend the next nine months learning, connecting and generating ideas for their Appalachian communities.

Available Opportunities

COVID-19 in Appalachia

As COVID-19 continues to impact the nation, ARC is carefully monitoring its effects in Appalachia. ARC’s goal during this crisis is to be a resource hub for the Region. Explore our maps, data, and webinars collected from the federal government, the 13 Appalachian state governments, and our partners.


In The Region

This Week: ARC hosts a 90 minute Learning Session on how to leverage Opportunity Zones in your community. What are Opportunity Zones and how can you make the most use of it? Find out below!


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