Opportunity Appalachia brings new investment to underserved Central Appalachian communities, creating new jobs and businesses that support sustainable growth. Our portfolio of high impact projects provides both robust social return as well as an attractive financial return.
The Investor Convening will feature 33 Opportunity Appalachia projects seeking to develop relationships with investment partners. Our 2023 Portfolio of 33 projects is seeking $187 million in financing and is anticipated to create 3,000 jobs – including jobs for individuals in addiction recovery, the long-term unemployed (such as former coal industry workers), and minorities and women. Increased investment in minority/women – Owned Business Enterprises, including minority developers and TA providers, is also a priority. Our investment focus includes downtown development, manufacturing, IT, healthcare, education, food systems, clean energy, and heritage tourism and recreation – primarily in rural communities.
- Banks, CDFIs, New Markets Tax Credit CDEs, Historic Tax Credit investors, Opportunity Funds (QOFs), crowd funding platforms, and federal and state grant makers, and philanthropy.
- Community and economic development leaders, business owners and developers, and elected officials from Appalachia.