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NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

In the Region This Week: February 21
In this issue: ARC celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week by highlighting the building blocks and resources needed to establish thriving entrepreneurial ecosystems; $22.8 million in newly announced POWER investments includes support for programs supporting entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship education across Appalachia. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Announces $22.8 Million to Expand and Diversify the Economy in Appalachia's Coal-Impacted Communities
On February 21, ARC announced $22.8 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 33 awards are projected to create or retain nearly 1,000 jobs, benefit over 3,300 students and workers, and leverage more than $21.8 million in private investment into manufacturing, agriculture, technology, substance abuse recovery, broadband development, and other industry sectors across coal-impacted communities in nine Appalachian states. Read the Press Release.
 
 

In the Region This Week: February 14
In this issue: ARC support helps open new access road to Fulton County Medical Center, paving way to expansion; Georgia Northwestern Technical College campus offers new certificate program for students entering automotive-related fields. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In Focus, February 2019: Strengthening Economic Resilience in Appalachia
Recent research published by ARC identifies common factors inherent in bolstering economic resilience in the aftermath of economic disruptions, and profiles ten communities which have recently transitioned from economic shock to economic resilience. Read more and subscribe to ARC's quarterly newsletter exploring issues and ideas shaping development in Appalachia.
 
 

In the Region This Week: February 7
In this issue: New research identifies common themes and community case studies in economic resilience; community colleges prepare for upcoming National Entrepreneurship Week. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

New Research Documents Economic Resilience Across Appalachia
Strengthening Economic Resilience in Appalachia, identifies factors common across communities experiencing persistent economic growth in the aftermath of the 2008 Recession and other economic disruptions. The research includes a statistical analysis of key factors common to economic resilience, as well as a guidebook featuring ten communities that have rebounded after experiencing significant economic shocks. Read the Press Release.
 
 

In the Region This Week: January 31
In this issue: ARC POWER grant helps groups in Kentucky develop long-term substance abuse treatment strategies; West Virginia's Mon Forest Region uses ARC support to launch Recreational Economies Initiative. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: January 24
In this issue: ARC's POWER 2019 workshop series begin in Guntersville, Alabama; ARC investment will help Washington State Community College upgrade facilities to prepare 500 students for a variety of high-demand health careers. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: January 17
In this issue: ARC co-hosts second listening session in Recovery-to-Work series with members of Governor Roy Cooper's cabinet in Wilkesboro, NC; The ARC/ORNL Summer STEM Program offers an all-expenses-paid learning opportunity to students and teachers in Appalachia. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: January 10
In this issue: Appalachia's governors elect North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to serve as ARC's 2019 states' co-chair; Request for Proposals (RFP) for ARC's 2019 POWER Initiative released, making an additional $45 million available to strengthen the economy in the Region's coal-impacted communities. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to Serve as 2019 ARC States' Co-Chair
Elected by the Region's governors, NC Governor Cooper will serve as ARC's 66th states' co-chair. As part of ARC's federal-state partnership structure, the states' co-chair is primarily responsible for working directly with the federal co-chair to oversee economic growth and development across the Appalachian Region. Read the Press Release.
 
 

ARC Issues Request for Proposals (RFP) for 2019 POWER Initiative
The RFP for funding via ARC's 2019 POWER Initiative is now available. Applications accepted as of February 1, 2019. Read the RFP, review application resources, and learn more about this opportunity at www.arc.gov/power..
 
 

ARC 2019 POWER Initiative Regional Workshop Series
ARC will be hosting workshops in Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Viriginia on how to prepare a competitive application for funding available through ARC's 2019 POWER Initiative. Register now at www.arc.gov/workshops.
 
 

Join the ARC team!
We are currently recruiting for several positions including Program Analyst [Infrastructure], Program Analyst [Evaluator], and a Human Resources Generalist. Learn more about these opportunities.
 
 

Recovery-to-Work Listening Session
On January 15, 2019, ARC and Governor Cooper's Office will be hosting a public listening session on recovery-to-workforce pathways and other economic impacts related to Appalachia's current substance abuse crisis in North Carolina. Read more
 
 

In the Region This Week: December 20
In this issue: ARC launches Recovery-to-Work Listening Sessions to identify economic impacts of Region's current substance abuse crisis; WV Community Development Hub convenes West Virginia's POWER grantees to discuss emerging economic opportunities in Central Appalachia's coal-impacted communities. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.