Appalachian Apps: Transforming the Region's Economy Conference
Hosted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky
October 14-15, 2015
Center for Rural Development
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.Learn more:
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.
- Bringing Our Best Practices Forward: Investing in E-Infrastructure
Andrew Cohill, President and CEO, WideOpen Networks, Blacksburg, Virginia
PDF: 654 KB
Michael Curri, President, Strategic Networks Group, Ontario, Canada
PDF: 1.7 MB
Small Business Growth Program Handout PDF: 1.9 MB