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Appalachian Apps: Transforming the Region's Economy Conference

October 2015

An Appalachian Regional Commission Conference
Hosted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky

October 14-15, 2015
Center for Rural Development
Somerset, Kentucky

Twitter: #Appalachia15

Appalachian communities are working to invest their resources strategically to help build a stronger economic future. An important part of this process is applying lessons learned from successful programs throughout the Region. These strategic applications—"apps"—can help communities shape their development efforts for more impactful and sustainable results that will transform Appalachia's economy.

The Appalachian Regional Commission's October 2015 Appalachian Apps: Transforming the Region's Economy conference showcased effective approaches to addressing key development issues facing the Region's communities today. Concurrent sessions focused on local models for increasing access to broadband; supporting employer-driven workforce development; and engaging the Region's next generation of leaders. Conference plenary sessions brought together government and industry leaders to explore how current initiatives and emerging opportunities can also play an important role in shaping local economic development programs.

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Concurrent Session Presentations
Presentations given at the conference's concurrent sessions are posted here as available. This list does not include all presentations given at the conference.