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ARC Announces Appalachian Leadership Institute Fellows For 2021-2022

 Class Includes 40 Fellows Representing Variety of Disciplines and Backgrounds from 13 Appalachian States    WASHINGTON, D.C., September 28, 2021—Today, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced 40 Fellows who will be participating in the third class of the Appalachian Leadership Institute. The class represents Appalachia’s 13 states and includes professionals who live…

Allegany, Maryland

Allegany College of Maryland Manufacturing Training Program: Western Maryland Works

Western Maryland Works is a full-service makerspace, small-business incubator project that provides access to technology and equipment, and training facility focusing on machining, welding, and industrial maintenance. With ARC support, Western Maryland Works purchased state-of-the-art advanced manufacturing equipment such as computers, electronic classroom systems, general furnishings, equipment for wood working,…

Mini SOAR Summit

March 07, 2022, 12:00 AM - March 08, 2022, 12:00 AM
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…

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice
West Virginia

Governor Jim Justice

Governor Justice is a native of Raleigh County, West Virginia. After graduating from high school, he attended Greenbrier Military School and then earned both his bachelor’s degree and his M.B.A. from Marshall University. He joined his family’s agriculture business in 1976, and in 1977 founded Bluestone Farms (now Justice Family…

Substance Abuse Advisory Council members meet to discuss recommendations

Substance Use Disorder Advisory Council

ARC formed the Substance Use Disorder Advisory Council in May 2019 to offer recommendations for the Commission to consider as part of a strategic plan to build and strengthen recovery ecosystems throughout the Appalachian region. The Council is a volunteer advisory group made up of 23 leaders from law…