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NEWS AND HIGHLIGHTS

 

In the Region This Week: December 13
In this issue: ADHS making continued progress across Region, including 16 new miles of roadway opening to traffic this week in Scioto County, Ohio; Surry Community College opens state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing training center in Yadkinville, North Carolina. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: December 6
In this issue: 150 Appalachian students visit Washington, D.C., for 18th annual Appalachian Teaching Project; Williamston, South Carolina's Main Street revitalization strategy draws on the economic value of the area's cultural and historic heritage. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

In the Region This Week: November 29
In this issue: ARC and NACo announce plans for forthcoming Appalachian Substance Abuse Response Initiative; ADHS Corridor N opens in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

ARC Welcomes 150 Students to Appalachian Teaching Project Symposium in Washington, D.C.
On November 30 and December 1, 2018, ARC will host 150 students from 15 Appalachian based colleges and universities at the 18th annual Appalachian Teaching Project (ATP) Conference in Washington, D.C. Supported by ARC and organized by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services at East Tennessee State University, ATP is an applied-research training program for college and graduate students to design community based economic development initiatives across the Appalachian Region. As a capstone to this work, students and their faculty sponsors present their work to other student delegations from ATP participating institutions, ARC leadership, and community leaders in a formal peer-to-peer symposium in Washington, D.C. Since the program began in 2001, over 2,250 college and graduate students from across the Region have participated in ATP. Read the press release.
 
 

In the Region This Week: November 15
In this issue: In celebration of National Rural Health Day, a special issue focuses on health-related issues across the Region including: bright spots in health, expanding health care access using the J-1 Visa Waiver program, developing the health care workforce, and addressing the Region's substance abuse crisis. Read more and subscribe to ARC's weekly snapshot.
 
 

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.