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NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

In the Region This Week: November 8
In this issue: ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas celebrates Philanthropy West Virginia's 25th birthday and encourages local funders to engage in Region's substance abuse crisis; National Apprenticeship Week is coming November 12-18. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: November 1
In this issue: Appalachian North Carolina invests in the economic potential of local agriculture, outdoor recreation, and manufacturing equipment; virtual "career coaching" for in-demand high-paying jobs debuts in Mississippi. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In Focus October 2018: Appalachia's Entrepreneurial Ecosystems
In this issue, ARC's quarterly newsletter looking at our most recent research topics explores key building blocks for a successful entrepreneurial ecosystem; how Appalachian communities are putting these concepts to work; and what data and resources are available for each of the Region's 420 counties via Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia, a suite of research reports and resources supporting entrepreneurial ecosystem development in Appalachia.  Read more and subscribe
 
 

In the Region This Week: October 25
In this issue: ARC Federal Co-Chair Tim Thomas visits industrial parks, land reclamation sites, health care facilities, and other economic development projects in Appalachian Georgia; Johnson College of Technology upgrades training systems to meet market demand for manufacturing in Pennsylvania. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Announces $26.5 Million to Diversify and Strengthen Region's Coal-Impacted Communities
ARC has announced $26.5 million to expand and diversify the economy in Appalachia's coal-impacted communities through the POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. These awards support workforce training and education in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, and other industry sectors; invest in infrastructure enhancements to continue developing the Region's tourism, entrepreneurial, and agriculture sectors; and increase access to community-based capital, including impact-investing funds, venture capital, and angel investment streams. To date, ARC has awarded $120 million through the POWER Initiative to help coal-impacted communities in 309 Appalachian counties diversify and grow their economies. Read the press release.
 
 

In the Region This Week: October 18
In this issue: Experts discuss strategies for expanding health care workforce in eastern Kentucky; multi-sector partnership prepares for strategic growth in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia?s shale and gas industries. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: October 11
In this issue: ARC announces 35 grants totaling $26.5 million to strengthen and diversify economy in Appalachia's coal-impacted communities; in Sequatchie County, Tennessee, creative, community-based partnerships help make county a Bright Spot for health. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: October 4
In this issue: New research identifies seven core elements of robust ecosystems, analyzes entrepreneurial dynamism in eight communities in North Carolina, Ohio, New York, Tennessee, West Virginia, Alabama, Maryland, and Virginia, and features localized metric data and resources for each of Appalachia's 420 counties; reliable broadband access is better for business in Cherry Creek, New York. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Releases New Research and Tools for Regional Entrepreneurship Development
Entrepreneurial Ecosystems in Appalachia includes three reports which outline core elements necessary for a robust entrepreneurial ecosystem, analyze eight community case studies to provide insight into the unique challenges faced by communities in Appalachia, and offer recommendations to support future economic development across the Region. A companion website compares entrepreneurial data and activity in each of Appalachia's 420 counties, and includes a working inventory of more than 1,000 support services available to entrepreneurs across the Region.  Press release
 
 

In the Region This Week: September 27
In this issue: STEM education at the root of economic development in Maryland's Garrett and Allegany counties; new makerspace expands creative entrepreneurship opportunities in Appalachian Georgia. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Seeks Proposals to Complete Development of Web-based Grant Management System
ARC is seeking proposals from qualified developers and/or companies to complete the development of its existing custom hybrid grant management system (ARCnet) into a fully web-based grant management system with an end-to-end electronic process. The electronic process shall begin with the application and includes reporting and transaction processing and the final reporting and grant closure. The existing system has some web-based functionality and this solicitation is to complete the development of the web-based system. Proposals are due November 16. See the request for proposals
 
 

Legislative Update: President Trump Approves FY 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act, Including $165 Million for ARC
$165 million for ARC is included in the Fiscal Year 2019 Energy and Water Appropriations Act which was signed into law by President Trump on September 21, 2018. This is the largest appropriation for ARC's nonhighway work in the agency's history. Legislative update
 
 

ARC Seeks Candidates for Two Management Positions
ARC is recruiting for two director positions: The director of information technology will offer leadership and guidance to ARC's existing IT team to manage all IT operations, and the director of business and talent development investment will manage, plan, develop, and evaluate ARC investments in accordance with the agency's strategic plan. Learn more about these positions and other job opportunities at ARC.