Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Our Work In Pennsylvania In partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development, ARC is supporting 81 projects in Pennsylvania totaling $25.3 million in fiscal year 2022. These investments have been matched by $42.3 million and are attracting an additional $39.8 million in leveraged private investments in Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania

Governor Josh Shapiro

Josh grew up in Pennsylvania, watching his parents serve their community — his father was a pediatrician, and his mother was an educator. Their example inspired Josh to enter into public service, and from a young age, Josh recognized that standing up for others was how he wanted to spend…
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Pennsylvania

Neil Fowler

Neil Fowler serves as the Executive Director of the Center for Strategic Partnerships at the Pennsylvania Department of Community & Economic Development (DCED). In this capacity, he works with economic and workforce development partners across the Commonwealth to support entrepreneurs and businesses facing challenges as well as opportunities. In Pennsylvania’s…
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Pennsylvania

Jennifer Lench

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.
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Pennsylvania

Winning the Grant (Pennsylvania)

‘Winning the Grant’ one-day session is designed to assist prospective applicants identify and learn the best strategies to win grants from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) and other federal agencies. Participants will have the opportunity to meet potential partners and funders. The event is being co-hosted by U.S. Senator Bob Casey. Location…
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Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

Catalyst Connection: Bringing a New Energy to Northern Appalachia 

ARC’s Appalachian Regional Initiative for Stronger Economies (ARISE) is a funding opportunity driving large-scale, regional economic transformation through multi-state collaborative projects. Launched in 2022 using funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) ARISE is strengthening Appalachian businesses and industries, and supporting the…
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Pennsylvania

Appalachian Pennsylvania: $17.3 Million Awarded for Coal Community Revitalization

Since 2015, ARC’s POWER Initiative has invested millions in projects working to create jobs, fuel new industries, and prepare students and workers for new opportunities in coal-impacted communities. ARC’s largest single POWER funding package to date was awarded in October 2023, with one state receiving an…
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Pennsylvania

Tri-County Workforce Investment Board: Creating PA’s Semi-Conductor Workforce

Tri-County Workforce Investment Board is partnering with Steamfitters Local Union 449 (see video above) to offer free training for over 500 participants at its Technology Center in Harmony, PA. ARC’s POWER Initiative has invested millions to connect students and workers in coal-impacted communities with in-demand, high-growth industries. One such…
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Pennsylvania

Cambria

Startup Alleghenies: Empowering the Cycle of Entrepreneurship

Since 1974, JARI has supported the economic growth and diversification of Pennsylvania’s Southern Alleghenies region. Their service area in Greater Johnstown, Pennsylvania historically relied on the steel and coal industries, and like other Appalachian communities needed to diversify its local and regional economic bases to improve long-term vitality.  In order to best carry out its…
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Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia

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TEAMing Up: A Regional Partnership Story

This story is one of several "Stories of Change" highlighted in a new evaluation of ARC's POWER Initiative.
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