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2007 Press Releases

 December 2007
Mississippi Governor Barbour Elected 2008 ARC States’ Co-Chair
Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi was elected 2008 ARC states' co-chair by the governors of the 12 other Appalachian states.
 November 2007
ARC Announces First Winner of the Jerry W. Davis Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence
Bryan Toney, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Appalachian State University, is the 2007 recipient of the Jerry W. Davis Award for Entrepreneurial Excellence.
 October 2007
ARC Study Underscores Economic Benefits of Physical Infrastructure
A 2007 study found that infrastructure projects funded by ARC during the period 1999–2005 had a significant impact on the Appalachian Region's economy.
 September 2007
ARC Fall Conference to Emphasize the Role of Physical Infrastructure in Economic Development
ARC's Back to Basics: Investing in and Improving Appalachia's Infrastructure Conference will be held October 24-25, 2007, in Charleston, West Virginia.
 September 2007
Frostburg State University Receives ARC Grant
On September 14, 2007, ARC announced a grant to Frostburg State University for its Wind-Solar Energy Certified Education Program.
 August 2007
ARC Promotes Entrepreneurship at Incubation Conference in Johnson City, Tennessee
ARC's eighth conference on business incubation, held August 19-21, 2007, focused on tools for growing fledgling businesses and on the economic potential of clean and renewable energy resources.
 August 2007
West Point, Mississippi, Receives $200,000 ARC Grant to Improve Broadband Services
In August 2007, ARC announced a grant to the City of West Point, Mississippi, to help improve its Internet access services.
 August 2007
ARC Makes $1.5 Million Check Presentation for Infrastructure Support for New Mississippi Toyota Plant
ARC provided a $1.5 million grant to the Pontotoc Union Lee Alliance for wastewater services on the site of the Toyota automotive manufacturing plant to be built in Blue Springs, Mississippi.
 August 2007
Ohio Restaurateur and Education Proponent Bob Evans Eulogized at ARC Summer Meeting
Ohio restaurateur and education proponent Bob Evans was honored by ARC at its summer meeting in Florence, Alabama, in July 2007.
 July 2007
ARC to Highlight Work in Area at Summer Meeting to be Held in Florence, Alabama
ARC highlighted the economic progress of northern Alabama at its summer meeting in July 2007.
 June 2007
ARC Announces Winners of Grant Competition to Promote Tourism Development
In June 2007 ARC and the National Endowment for the Arts announced the winners of a grant competition to promote natural and cultural heritage tourism development in Appalachia's "gateway communities."
 May 2007
ARC Releases Capital and Credit Report for Appalachia
The April 2007 ARC report Access to Capital and Credit for Small Businesses in Appalachia assesses small businesses' access to capital and credit and reviews the role alternative financial institutions play in the Appalachian Region.
 April 2007
ARC Announces Grant Competition for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
A 2007 ARC grant competition will assist Appalachian communities in leveraging renewable-energy and energy-efficiency resources to revitalize their economies.
 March 2007
Pennsylvania Congressman Shuster Receives Award from the Development District Association of Appalachia
Pennsylvania Congressman Bill Shuster received a Congressional Award from the Development District Association of Appalachia on March 12, 2007, for his service to the people of Appalachia.