Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow

From February 2022 through September 2023, ARC hit the road to highlight our new strategic goals, and how Appalachia’s 13 states are working to achieve them, in a five-part virtual series entitled Appalachia Envisioned Roadshow. At each stop, we heard stories from Appalachian community members, economic development experts, and governors on their successes, challenges, and outlooks for the region.

Our Stops

Stop #1

Workforce Ecosystems

On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, we highlighted ARC investments that are expanding and strengthening community systems (including education, healthcare, housing, and others) to help Appalachians obtain a job, stay on the job, and advance along a financially sustaining career pathway.

Stop #2

Culture and Tourism

On Tuesday, May 3, 2022, we featured ARC investments that are strengthening Appalachia’s community and economic development potential by preserving and investing in the Region’s culture and natural assets.

Stop #3

Building Businesses

On Tuesday, August 23, 2022, we focused on building Appalachian businesses and met entrepreneurs and business development professionals from Appalachian South Carolina, Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi.

Stop #4

Community Infrastructure

On Tuesday, April 18, 2023, we featured ARC investments that ensure residents and businesses have access to reliable and affordable utilities and infrastructure to successfully live and work in the Region.

Stop #5

Community Leaders and Capacity

On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, we highlighted ARC partners who have participated in the Appalachian Leadership Institute and our READY Appalachia program. These initiatives support capacity building, planning efforts, and trainings that empower Appalachians to participate in the strengthening of their communities.