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In the Region This Week: September 22
Appalachian firms explore export opportunities in Central and South America at Trade Winds 2016; Operation UNITE's Voices of the Epidemic tells stories of the fight against opioid abuse; Big Ideas Fest helps eastern Kentuckians build a vision for the future.  Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly news snapshot.

ARC Announces $1.78 Million Investment to Strengthen Western North Carolina's Economy
On September 14, ARC announced nearly $1.8 million in investments that will help expand North Carolina's advanced manufacturing training programs and bolster wi-fi capabilities in ten rural communities.  Press release

In the Region This Week: September 15
ARC invests $1.78 million in advanced-manufacturing training and rural wifi to boost western North Carolina's economy; tourism partners build on Appalachian Pennsylvania's bountiful natural assets.  Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly news snapshot.

ARC's 2016 Annual Conference Focuses on Rural Development
The Commission's August 30–31 conference, in Johnson City, Tennessee, explored how strategic investments are helping Appalachia's rural communities build strong, resilient local economies. See conference videos and presentations

ARC Announces $26.7 Million in 2016 POWER Investments in the Appalachian Region
On August 24, ARC announced the award of $26.7 million in grants through the administration's POWER Initiative to help stimulate economic growth and opportunity in Appalachia's coal-impacted communities. Part of the administration's total $38.8 million in 2016 POWER investments announced, the grants will benefit 142 counties in Appalachia and leverage an estimated $49.4 million in additional investments in the Region.  Learn more

Study to Evaluate Highway System's Impact on the Appalachian Economy
An ARC study will look at how the Appalachian Development Highway System's development has affected economic growth in Appalachia, as well as the future economic benefits and costs of completing the system. The first volume of the study, which summarizes previously published ADHS impact studies, is now available; the full report will be published in December 2016.  Read volume 1


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MINExpo International 2016
September 26–28

SOAR Health Hack-A-Thon
October 6–8

Global Appalachia Workshop
October 24–26

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