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Central Appalachian Network Convening

The Central Appalachian Network (CAN) welcomes you to join the 2024 CAN Convening on April 2-4th 2024 at the Mountain Health Arena in Huntington, West Virginia. The CAN Convening aspires to:  Inform and advance collaborative regional strategies in the sectors of clean energy, climate change and resilience, creative reuse of…
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Federal Community Development Funding

Join the WV Community Development Hub for our Federal Community Development Funding: Spring 2024 Training! This exciting, two-day in-person event will be on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, and Thursday, March 21, 2024, at the Bridgeport Conference Center.At this training, we will dive into the world of community development funding, exploring the latest strategies…
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Opportunity Appalachia 2024 Launch Webinar

Appalachian Community Capital is announcing its expanded 2024 Opportunity Appalachia program, which has received ARC POWER funding since 2019 to help attract over $530M in capital to high impact projects, and will now provide technical assistance to coal-impacted communities in the Central Appalachian states of Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio,…
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Appalachian Gateway Communities Informational Webinar

Learn more about the Appalachian Gateway Communities by attending this Informational Webinar at 3:00 PM EST on January 10, 2024. This webinar will inform attendees about the Gateways Communities program, which provides community teams with training and the opportunity to apply for seed grant funding to implement action plans.
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West Virginia

West Virginia Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference

The WV Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Conference is the state’s premier professional learning and networking opportunity for entrepreneurs, resource providers, and/or public, private, and government entities supporting entrepreneurs. The one-day event features compelling keynotes, engaging panels, hands-on workshops, and extensive networking opportunities for attendees. Who should attend? Current and prospective entrepreneurs Small…
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Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference

Each year, the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development team up to shine a spotlight on West Virginia, by hosting the Small Communities, BIG Solutions Conference. This event showcases all the successes and highlights what is working across…
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Reforesting Mine Lands: How the Forestry Reclamation Approach Works for Coal Communities

The virtual event, Reforesting Mine Lands: How the Forestry Reclamation Approach Works for Coal Communities, will include an introduction the Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative (ARRI), and how new investments in reforesting mine lands can create jobs, new economic opportunities, sequester carbon and reduce flooding. Attendees will learn more about…
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Catalyzing Economic Development in Pennsylvania’s Energy Communities

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) will host an event in Westmoreland County, PA to highlight federal opportunities that can help catalyze economic development in Pennsylvania’s energy communities.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with federal officials…
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SOAR Summit ’23

Join us for the 2023 SOAR Summit, presented by Appalachian Wireless and the Appalachian Regional Commission, at the Corbin Arena on October 3-4. Registration is $75 and includes: Two full days of programming. Breakfast, lunch and snacks on both days. The SOAR Summit…
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Appalachian Big Ideas Festival

Appalachian Big Ideas Festival (ABIF) announces its programming and line-up of dynamic talent, panelists, and performances for the 2nd annual event to be held throughout Hazard, KY October 5-7th. ABIF is a three-day experience of insightful storytelling, arts, culture, and community building. Registration is now open for the…
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Overcoming Common Infrastructure Challenges in Energy Communities – Part 2

Addressing infrastructure challenges is a top priority for energy communities throughout the nation. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law includes historic investments in America’s core infrastructure that lower energy costs, enhance energy security, and jump-start a new era of clean energy jobs for energy communities.The Interagency Working Group on Coal and…
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RuralRISE 2023 Speaker Series

Innovative Rural Business Models Rural business people are trying a variety of different business models today, including pop-ups, shared buildings, businesses inside of other businesses and more. Entrepreneurs are using these smaller scale experiments and tests to learn what works before making a huge investment. Learn these smaller-scale business models being…
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Maryland

Path to Prosperity

Path to Prosperity is brought to you by the SBA, FDIC, and USDA. Path to Prosperity is a regional business development series. This NO-COST event will focus on the states of Kentucky, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. Path to Prosperity will consist of panel discussions comprised of…
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WORC Round 5 Potential Applicant Webinar

The Workforce Opportunity for Rural Communities (WORC) Initiative enables impacted communities to propose projects that demonstrate the alignment of regionally driven, comprehensive approaches to addressing economic distress and the necessary workforce development activities to ensure a workforce capable of succeeding in current and future job opportunities. This webinar is…
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Overview of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Rural or Remote Areas Program

In this webinar, participants will learn about funding opportunities for energy projects under $5 million available from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for rural communities, like those in the Appalachian Region. This new funding opportunity has no match requirement. Please register to join the Appalachian Regional Commission and…
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