New Opportunities for Coal Communities

Agenda

9:30am – Opening Remarks

Matt Moore, Mayor of Matewan, West Virginia
Gayle Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair
Jennifer Granholm, Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

10:00am – Stories & Strategies for Successful Economic Transformation

Recreating Vibrant Downtowns
Strengthening Emerging Sectors
Building a Competitive Workforce
Expanding Broadband Access
Fostering Entrepreneurship

Videos:
Blue Sky: AppHarvest
Blue Sky: Appalachian Botanical Co.

11:30am – POWER 2021 Announcement

Gayle Manchin, ARC Federal Co-Chair
Senator Joe Manchin, West Virginia
Senator Shelley Moore Capito, West Virginia

Videos:
ARC’s POWER Initiative
POWER 2021 Announcement

Community Voices from Matewan, WV

Mayor

Matt Moore

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Kenzie New Walker

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Hawkeye Dixon

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Michael Dotson

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Kimberly McCoy

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Crystal Moore

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Terry Steele

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Wilma Steele

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Stories & Strategies Panelist Biographies

Moderator

Brian Anderson

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West Virginia

Jina Belcher

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West Virginia

Brandon Dennison

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Virginia

Donna Gambrell

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Pennsylvania

Mary Hunt

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Kentucky

Jim King

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West Virginia

Elizabeth Manuel

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West Virginia

Jason Roberts

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Kentucky

Lora Smith

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West Virginia

Josh Sword

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West Virginia

Stephanie Tyree

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