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2010 Press Releases

 December 2010
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear Elected 2011 ARC States' Co-Chair
Beshear was chosen by his fellow Appalachian governors to serve as ARC states' co-chair in 2011.
 December 2010
Business Incubators Receive Boost from New ARC Partnership with TVA and NBIA
ARC has partnered with TVA and NBIA to develop the Peer-to-Peer Benchmarking program, which will help business incubators more effectively nurture small, emerging enterprises.
 November 2010
Federal Agencies Join ARC in New Initiative to Aid Appalachia
ARC and partnering federal agencies have formed the Appalachian Regional Development Initiative, an unprecedented partnership to energize economic development in Appalachia.
 October 2010
ARC's 2010 Fall Conference to Focus on Role of Educational Assets in Promoting Economic Development
The Appalachia's Educational Assets: Investing in a Skilled Future conference will be held October 25–27, 2010, in Rome, Georgia.
 September 2010
Voinovich School Receives $100,000 ARC Grant to Provide Green Energy Services
A 2010 grant will allow Ohio University's Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs to provide energy-efficiency and renewable-energy assistance services to public- and private-sector clients in Appalachian Ohio.
 August 2010
North Carolina Appalachian Community Colleges Receive $300,000 ARC Grant for Green Workforce Training
A 2010 grant from ARC will help Haywood, Southwestern, and Tri-County Community Colleges develop a green workforce training program.
 June 2010
Remembering Senator Robert C. Byrd
The late Senator Robert Byrd was a critical advocate for developing highways in the Appalachian Region as a means of ending its isolation, and showed steadfast commitment to the Region's economic development.
 May 2010
ARC Study on Rockslides Underscores Economic Importance of Appalachian Highways
A May 2010 study by HDR Decision Economics estimated the local and regional economic impacts and transportation costs of two major rockslides that occurred in North Carolina and Tennessee in the fall of 2009, resulting in the closure of sections of Interstate 40 and U.S. Route 64.
 May 2010
ARC Announces Fourth Round of Grant Competition for Planning and Implementation of Community Energy Projects
The 2010 grant competition will fund both the development of community energy plans and the implementation of demonstration energy-efficiency or renewable-energy projects.
 March 2010
Senate Confirms Earl F. Gohl as ARC Federal Co-Chair
Earl Gohl was confirmed as ARC's 11th federal co-chair on March 10, 2010.
 March 2010
Museum Village Founders Michael and Henriella Perry Receive 2010 Donald R. Myers Humanitarian Award
Michael and Henriella Perry, founders of the Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington, West Virginia, were honored by the Development District Association of Appalachia at its 2010 annual conference.
 March 2010
Tennessee Congressman Lincoln Davis is Honored by Development District Association of Appalachia
Davis received the DDAA's 2010 Congressional Award for his commitment to community and economic development efforts in Appalachia.
 February 2010
Obama Administration's Proposed FY 2011 Budget Includes $76 Million for ARC
The president's proposed FY 2011 federal budget requests $76 million for ARC's community and economic development programs.
 January 2010
Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue Elected 2010 ARC States' Co-Chair
Perdue was selected by the governors of the Appalachian states to serve as 2010 ARC states' co-chair.
 January 2010
Energy Efficiency is Focus of 2010 Development District Association of Appalachia Conference
The conference will be held February 28-March 2 in Arlington, Virginia.