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Stop 3: Building Appalachian Businesses

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan – Appalachia Envisioned – and stop #3 on the roadshow will focus on building Appalachian businesses. This event will feature governors, business development leaders, and community members from …
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One Appalachia: Connection & Collaboration

Watch the live recording of #OneAppalachia’s opening session October 18, 2022. In October 2022, ARC hosted our annual conference, One Appalachia: Connection & Collaboration, alongside 2022 States’ Co-Chair Governor Larry Hogan and the state of Maryland at the Rocky Gap Resort in Flintstone, Maryland. The event brought together 300 Appalachians…
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SRC Live! Promoting Rural Broadband Networks

NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association will host SRC Live!, an interactive summit for rural fiber broadband providers and local government, community and industry leaders to identify best practices aimed at improving rural viability and prosperity through broadband-enabled smart ag, economic development, education, telehealth and other services. This breakthrough event…
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Appalachian Health Leadership Forum

Reconnect, Recharge, Get Inspired Hear from national thought leaders on board governance best practices and how to effectively address social determinants of health in your community. The Forum is a place for thought-provoking ideas and conversations. We bring together West Virginia’s board and executive health/public health leaders with national leaders…
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Stop 2: Culture and Tourism

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan – Appalachia Envisioned – and stop #2 on the roadshow will focus on building regional culture and tourism. This event will feature governors, tourism pros, and community members from North Carolina, Kentucky,…
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Stop 1: Workforce Ecosystems

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan – Appalachia Envisioned – and stop #1 on the roadshow will focus on building workforce ecosystems. This event will feature governors, workforce development pros, and community members from Maryland,…
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We Mean Business 2022 Virtual Conference

The Fourth Annual We Mean Business Conference will take place virtually starting February 15th – February 17th. The conference will explore how to find business opportunities and examine the Federal Infrastructure Bill as well as discuss grant writing for entrepreneurs. Register Here Finding Opportunities…
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Mini SOAR Summit

The first-ever Mini SOAR Summit, presented by Kentucky Power, is coming to Ashland, KY, on March 7-8, 2022! Join us for breakout sessions, keynote speakers, and interactive discussions focusing on tourism and downtown revitalization. To stay up-to-date on SOAR events, click the link below to…
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Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference

Each year, the Alliance for Economic Development of Southern West Virginia, the West Virginia Community Development Hub and Coalfield Development team up to shine a spotlight on West Virginia, by hosting the Small Communities, Big Solutions Conference. This event showcases…
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2021 SOAR Summit

The SOAR Summit is an annual event held in Eastern Kentucky. It’s the only event focusing specifically on the issues and activities of our region. Drawing more than 1,000 attendees, participants include local residents and businesses, elected officials, nonprofit leaders, and other change agents across Appalachia. See the agenda…
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4th Annual Outdoor Economy Conference: “Stewards of Opportunity”

The Outdoor Economy Conference connects, educates, and inspires leaders and doers working to grow the outdoor industry and craft an economy that’s intimately tied to the well-being of their places and communities. Outdoor CEOs, conservation leaders, federal agencies, local officials, state parks to local parks, economic developers to land managers……
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Appalachia Envisioned: A New Era of Opportunity

On October 6, 2021, ARC presented our annual conference, Appalachia Envisioned: A New Era of Opportunity, to more than 500 Appalachians. At the conference, we unveiled ARC’s new strategic plan, which will turn feedback from community conversations, focus groups, and a public survey into actionable investment strategies that emphasize…
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