Virginia

A bridge on a trail near Abingdon, VA
Virginia

Virginia

Our Work In Virginia In partnership with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, ARC is supporting 42 projects in Virginia totaling nearly $11.1 million in fiscal year 2020. These investments have been matched by more than $23 million and are attracting an additional $50 million in leveraged private…
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Erik Johnston, Virginia Governor's Alternate
Virginia

Erik Johnston

Erik Johnston serves as Director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Governor Ralph Northam appointed him on January 15, 2018. Erik is responsible for management and oversight of the agency, which provides community development, economic development and housing program support to communities across the Commonwealth. The…
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Virginia

Tamarah Holmes

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
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Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Named 2021 Appalachian Regional Commission States’ Co-Chair

ARC’s unique federal-state partnership model invested more than $160 million in Appalachia’s economic development during Fiscal Year 2020  WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2021— Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has been selected to serve as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s States’ Co-chair for 2021. As part of ARC’s unique federal-state partnership structure, the states’ co-chair works with the federal office of the ARC and…
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Children lining up near theatre
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Montgomery

Appalachian Community Capital: Investing in the Investors

Access to capital is one of the biggest obstacles to small business and entrepreneurial growth in Appalachia. In 2013, with seed money from ARC and other partners, Appalachian Community Capital (ACC) was founded to increase business lending opportunities and new sources of capital via community loan funds and Regional Community…
Investment in Action
Brick building repurposed from school into working kitchen
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Montgomery

New River Valley Regional Commission: New Vision in Prices Fork, Virginia

The New River Valley Regional Commission, a local development district in Appalachian Virginia, is using ARC support to renovate an unused school building in the rural Prices Fork area into a multi-use commercial and housing facility via a partnership with over 20 other public and private partners. The ARC funded…
Investment in Action
Virginia

Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Washington, Wythe, City of Bristol, City of Galax,

Mount Rogers Planning District Commission

Executive Director Aaron Sizemore Email asizemore@mrpdc.org…
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