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NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

In the Region This Week: September 12
In this issue: Appalachia Strong, ARC's 2019 Annual Summit, brought 500 doers, thinkers and leaders together to discuss strategies for strengthening the region. What makes Appalachia Strong? Summit attendees answered this question in our latest video; Network Appalachia, a group of transportation experts from across the region, met this week to discuss projects involving highways, ports, rail and more. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Seeks Qualified Contractor to Facilitate Strategic Investment Planning Process
ARC seeks a qualified contractor to facilitate development the process for a strategic investment plan for Fiscal Years 2021-2025. The final plan will be based on input from a broad cross-section of critical stakeholders in Appalachia. Read the Request for Proposals. Proposal submission deadline: October 15, 2019.
 
 

In the Region This Week: September 5
In this issue: ARC's Substance Abuse Advisory Council issues Report of Recommendations to develop robust recovery ecosystem in Region; ARC's Annual Summit Appalachia Strong: Prosperity. Progress. Growth. underway in Asheville, North Carolina. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC) Presents Final Report of Recommendations to ARC
ARC's Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC) presented a final Report of Recommendations outlining proposed steps for supporting a robust recovery ecosystem in Appalachia, including developing community playbooks, model workforce training programs, employer toolkits, and community navigation programs. Read the press release.
 
 

In the Region This Week: August 29
In this issue: ARC Federal Co-Chairman joins Congressman "GT" Thompson and a host of other state partners to discuss the role federal investment plays in boosting local economies in Appalachian Pennsylvania; ARC support helps Alabama Launchpad reach and support entrepreneurs in Appalachian Alabama, including a combined award of $150,000 to two Birmingham-based startups. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: August 22
In this issue: ARC Federal Co-Chairman and Senator Shelley Moore Capito tour West Virginia to see ARC investments, discuss capital access with ARC partners and more; Using support from ARC and state partners, BRIGHT Kentucky is building the next generation of leadership in Appalachian Kentucky. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: August 15
In this issue: Through the ARC-sponsored Appalachian Gateway Community Initiative, Mercer County, WV developed the Peak of Bloom festival to capitalize on the area's natural & cultural assets; Main Street Alabama will use ARC support to help two towns continue revitalizing historic buildings and attracting new business. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: August 8
In this issue: ARC support helps pave the way for business growth in Taylor, Pennsylvania, where a Local Access Road grant will help retain/create over 2,800 jobs in Stauffer Industrial Park; Base Camp Coding Academy will use ARC support to transform an abandoned factory into a multi-use training facility and tech incubator in Missississippi. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Seeks Web Contractor
ARC seeks proposals from qualified contractors to provide Website Design, Development, and Content Migration services for arc.gov. Read the Request for Proposals. Proposal submission deadline: September 16, 2019.
 
 

In the Region This Week: August 1
In this issue: ARC awards $215,000 to pilot ride-to-recovery program in Huntington, WV in an effort to bridge transportation gaps for people in long-term recovery; ARC's Appalachian Teaching Project Summer Fellow spearheads impact evaluation study of ARC investments and finds a majority of projects outperformed goals for job and business creation, worker training and more Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: July 25
In this issue: 62 students and 16 teachers from every Appalachian state spend summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory as part of ARC/ORAU Summer STEM Program; Innovation Readiness Training in Appalachian New York enables Department of Defense to meet training needs while helping Cortland and Chenango counties address medical needs. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: July 18
In this issue: A new report summarizes findings from six ARC hosted Recovery-to-Work listenings sessions and offers five key themes that will be used by ARC's Substance Abuse Advisory Council to make final recommendations later this year; ARC support will help Houston, Mississippi develop more warehouse space to expand furniture manufacturing sector. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

New Report Summarizes Findings from Six ARC Recovery-to-Work Listening Sessions
ARC has released a new synopsis report of the Recovery-to-Work listening sessions hosted by the Commission in six states (Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, West Virginia) from December 2018–April 2019. The report summarizes the outcome of those community-based discussions and identifies five common themes that ARC should consider when addressing the economic issues stemming from substance abuse. ARC's Substance Abuse Advisory Council—a 24-member volunteer advisory group with members representing each of the 13 Appalachian states—will use this information when preparing their final recommendations for the Commission to review this September. Read the press release.
 
 

In the Region This Week: July 11
In this issue: Registration is now open for Appalachia Strong, ARC's 2019 Annual Summit September 4-6 in Asheville, North Carolina; ARC support helps partners in Appalachian Kentucky transition dislocated workers into digital careers. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: June 27
In this issue: ARC issues County Economic Status Designations for FY 2020, an annual report that helps determine ARC match requirements and overall investment strategies; ARC seeks partner to help conceptualize and conduct a high-school entrepreneurship summer program. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.