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ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows for 2023-2024 

New class of 40 fellows represents public, private, and nonprofit sectors across Appalachia’s 13 states  WASHINGTON, D.C., September 26, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the 40 fellows selected for the 2023-2024 Class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute, a free leadership and economic development training…
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ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin, Gov. Beshear Award Millions in Flood Recovery Funds; Announce Coach John Calipari as Keynote Speaker of ARC 2023 Conference in Ashland, KY 

ASHLAND, Ky., July 18, 2023— Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin and ARC States’ Co-Chair Governor Andy Beshear of Kentucky announced more than $5 million to help Kentucky’s flood-impacted communities recover and rebuild. They also announced that registration is now officially open…
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ARC Seeking Applicants for Region’s Leading Economic Development Training Opportunity

Public, private, and nonprofit leaders throughout Appalachia are encouraged to apply for ARC’s free nine-month training program. WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11, 2023—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) opened applications for the fifth class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute (ALI), a free leadership and economic development training opportunity for individuals currently…
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ARC Co-Chairs Gayle Manchin & Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear Announce 2023 ARC Annual Conference Location and Theme

“Appalachia Rises: Resilience, Strength & Transformation” will bring together Governors, state partners, and economic development experts in Ashland, Kentucky this September. ASHLAND, Ky., March 21, 2023—Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin and States’ Co-Chair Governor Andy Beshear convened in Ashland, Kentucky today to announce the theme, location and…
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