ARC Updates



New Report Summarizes Findings from Six ARC Recovery-to-Work Listening Sessions

ARC has released a new synopsis report of the Recovery-to-Work listening sessions hosted by the Commission in six states (AL, KY, NC, OH, VA, WV) from December 2018-April 2019. The report summarizes the outcome of those community-based discussions and identifies five common themes that ARC should consider when addressing the…
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ARC Releases The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from 2013–2017

ARC released The Appalachian Region: A Data Overview from the 2013–2017 American Community Survey, also known as "The Chartbook." Drawing from the American Community Survey and comparable Census Population Estimates, the report contains over 300,000 data points about Appalachia’s demographics, income, employment, as well as education, computer access, housing, and…
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ARC Announces Substance Abuse Advisory Council

ARC announced the formation of the Substance Abuse Advisory Council (SAAC), a 24-member volunteer advisory group of leaders from law enforcement, recovery services, health, economic development, private industry, education, state government and other sectors. The SAAC will develop recommendations for ARC to consider as part of a strategic plan to…
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Appalachian Regional Commission Announces $3.3 Million to Continue Economic Growth in Region’s Coal-Impacted Communities

On April 3, 2019, ARC announced announced $3.3 million to continue supporting economic diversification in the Region’s coal-impacted communities through the POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative. These investments focus on strengthening responses to the substance abuse crisis Kentucky and Ohio, and building a sustainable local…
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