Economic Development



POWER 2024 Pre-Application Workshop

Join the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for a virtual workshop to learn more about ARC’s Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) Initiative. Sessions will provide applicants the opportunity to better understand the POWER Initiative and…
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Appalachian Gateway Communities Informational Webinar

Learn more about the Appalachian Gateway Communities by attending this Informational Webinar at 3:00 PM EST on January 10, 2024. This webinar will inform attendees about the Gateways Communities program, which provides community teams with training and the opportunity to apply for seed grant funding to implement action plans.
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Catalyzing Economic Development in Pennsylvania’s Energy Communities

The Interagency Working Group on Coal and Power Plant Communities and Economic Revitalization (Energy Communities IWG) will host an event in Westmoreland County, PA to highlight federal opportunities that can help catalyze economic development in Pennsylvania’s energy communities.  Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with federal officials…
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ARISE Pre-Application Workshop

ARC has updated the application process for our ARISE funding opportunity! Join us for our webinar Updating ARISE: New Processes and Templates to learn all about these important procedural updates.  Register Here…
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Opportunity Appalachia Investor Convening

Opportunity Appalachia brings new investment to underserved Central Appalachian communities, creating new jobs and businesses that support sustainable growth. Our portfolio of high impact projects provides both robust social return as well as an attractive financial return.  The Investor Convening will feature 33 Opportunity Appalachia projects seeking…
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Stop 4: Building Appalachia’s Infrastructure

ARC is hitting the road to further showcase the five goals of our 2022-2026 strategic plan, Appalachia Envisioned. At Stop #4, we’ll focus on building Appalachia’s infrastructure. This event will feature governors, economic development leaders, and community members from …
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Virtual Event: Obsolete & Unsafe Low-Head Dams of Appalachia

The Pew Charitable Trusts and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) are bringing together state regulators responsible for dam safety and removal, and economic development professionals for a workshop to discuss best practices from Pennsylvania’s nation-leading dam removal programs and to share ideas across participating states for how to remove…
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Looking Forward: ARPA in Appalachia

Gain valuable insight on how the American Rescue Plan Act State and Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF) is poised to add jobs and attract additional investment in a multi-county area in TN. Learn about how a NC local development district is working with their communities to maximize the impact of…
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ARISE Pre-Application Workshop

Join us to learn more about ARC’s newest grant initiative – Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE)! ARC staff will provide information about the RFP, showcase successful project examples, and answer your questions. Register Here…
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Let’s Talk Tourism

Join the Appalachian Leadership Institute (ALI) for “Let’s Talk Tourism: A Conversation with Appalachian Leaders,” a Facebook Live discussion featuring current fellows and alumni working to build and advance tourism in Appalachian…
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Kentucky

Revitalizing Kentucky’s Energy Communities

Attend a virtual workshop to meet with federal agencies and state officials to learn about available resources and discuss potential pathways for regional economic revitalization. This session is tailored specifically to Kentucky, which is home to two of the top ten priority energy communities identified as most vulnerable to further coal-related job…
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