Appalachian Regional Commission Strategic Plan: Synthesis Report

Author Organization(s): Maher & Maher

In the Spring of 2021, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), in partnership with Maher & Maher, embarked on a series of stakeholder engagement activities. The purpose was to gather input regarding the strengths, challenges, and opportunities facing the Region, along with ideas for strategies and solutions to advance economic prosperity. That input will provide the framework for and inform the content of ARC’s Region 2022-2026 Strategic Plan.

This report outlines the process undertaken to gather that input as well as the crosscutting takeaways, themes and sub-themes that emerged across the stakeholder activities.