Stop 3: Building Appalachian Businesses

  • August 23, 2022, 10:00 AM - August 23, 2022, 12:00 PM

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan – Appalachia Envisioned – and stop #3 on the roadshow will focus on building Appalachian businesses. This event will feature governors, business development leaders, and community members from South CarolinaAlabamaGeorgia, and Mississippi sharing their experiences strengthening and diversifying the Region’s economy through inclusive economic development strategies and investments in entrepreneurship and business development.

Strengthening and Growing Appalachia’s Businesses

Mayor Terence Roberts welcomes us to Anderson, South Carolina for an engaging opening session featuring a discussion about the Region’s investments in entrepreneurship and business development with ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster.

ARC Federal Co-Chair

Gayle Manchin

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South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster

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Anderson, South Carolina

Mayor Terence Roberts

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Investing in Entrepreneurship and Business Development

This community-focused session will kick off with a video highlighting entrepreneurship and business incubation in Appalachian South Carolina. A panel of experts from South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi will also share their experiences and successes on the frontlines of this critical work building Main Street businesses and industry clusters in the Region.

Moderator

Mieka Sanderson

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Georgia

Sandy Headley

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Georgia

Mayor Liz Ordiales

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South Carolina

Mary Haley Thompson

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Alabama

Brian Davis

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Alabama

Donny Jones

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Mississippi

David Rumbarger

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