Community Infrastructure

Tennessee

White

Improving Road and Water Supply in White County, Tennessee

ARC Federal Co-Chairman Tim Thomas visited White County, Tennessee last week to announce the relocation of a water line along Airport Road serving White County Industrial Park and the Upper Cumberland Regional Airport. Thomas was joined by Denny Wayne Robinson, who serves as the County Mayor for White County Tennessee and…
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Appalachian Gateway Communities Initiative: Leveraging Natural and Cultural Assets

Appalachia’s gateway communities — towns bordering national and state parks and forests– balance their need for economic growth with their interest in preserving the surrounding natural ecosystems, landscapes, and cultural heritage. Since 2007, ARC, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), and the Conservation Fund have partnered on the Appalachian…
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West Virginia

Corridor H: Driving Opportunity

Corridor H, a section of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), links central West Virginia with Virginia. The West Virginia portion of the route — 133.6 miles — begins in Weston, West Virginia and travels across the state’s more remote areas in Grant, Tucker, and Hardy counties to the Virginia state…
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West Virginia

Pocahontas

Pocahontas County: Upgrading and Expanding Wastewater Services

Pocahontas County in rural West Virginia has limited sewer system service. Instead, the area’s households and businesses rely upon septic tanks which can result untreated sewage discharge into the headwaters for important regional waterways. Using ARC support, the Pocahontas County Public Service District is expanding and upgrading the area’s…
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Pennsylvania

Lackawanna

Lackawanna County Undergoes Broadband Expansion

Scranton, Pennsylvania needed stronger broadband service to meet local business demand and offer faster municipal services. The first step was to build a new transmission tower. As the County government began this work, they also partnered with ARC to purchase new equipment, including radio transmitters. ARC project funds were also…
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North Carolina

Rutherford

Pathway & Project-Based Learning in Automotive & Aerospace Manufacturing

With ARC support, North Carolina’s Isothermal Community College (ICC) has raised community awareness of career opportunities available in the manufacturing sector, enhanced manufacturing-related curriculum and pathways at the secondary and post-secondary levels, and is preparing students for gainful employment in the manufacturing, automotive, and aerospace industries.
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Georgia

Floyd

Rome, Georgia: An Opportunity Zone of Investment

In 2018, the River District across from the Oostanaula River in Rome, Georgia was designated as an Opportunity Zone to spur investment and economic development through tax incentives. Today, the River District is poised for development but does not have adequate infrastructure making this project crucial for meeting future development…
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Country road near barns


Local Access Road Program

ARC’s Access Road Program links the Region’s businesses, communities, and residents to the Appalachian Development Highway System and other key parts of the Region’s transportation network. The program offers a flexible approach to meet local needs and provide a financing mechanism to support a variety of economic development opportunities throughout…
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Freight Management and Intermodal Transportation

Appalachia’s 1,500 miles of navigable inland waterways, coupled with thousands of miles of criss-crossing roadways and railways, continue to offer tremendous economic opportunity.  Using intermodal transportation hubs and efficient freight management systems, Appalachia’s manufacturing industries can keep goods and services moving in and out of every domestic market — from…
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Appalachian Development Highway System corridor


Appalachian Development Highway System

For decades, the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), a 3,090-mile network of highways linking the Region to national Interstates, has generated economic development across Appalachia. ADHS’s 33 corridors provide access to regional and national markets, contributing to growth opportunities and improved access in Appalachia. Since its inception…
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