Virginia

A bridge on a trail near Abingdon, VA
Virginia

Virginia

Our Work In Virginia In partnership with the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, ARC is supporting 36 projects in Virginia totaling $17.5 million in fiscal year 2022. These investments have been matched by $27 million and are attracting an additional $417 million in leveraged private investments in Virginia.
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Governor Glenn Youngkin

Governor Glenn Youngkin is a homegrown Virginian who grew up in Richmond and Virginia Beach. As his father changed jobs, Governor Youngkin learned that moving around didn’t equal moving up – nothing was handed to him. From his first job washing dishes and frying eggs at a diner in Virginia…
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Bryan Horn
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Bryan Horn

Bryan Horn serves as the director of the Virginia Department of Housing and Community development. He brings years of experience to the administration. He is a skilled attorney whose primary areas of practice were construction law, eminent domain law and general commercial and real estate litigation. While at his firm,…
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Tamarah Holmes

Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development.
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Virginia

2024 ARC How-to-Apply Workshop (Virginia)

The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) will hold a how-to-apply workshop for the 2024 Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) program on Wednesday, January 10th from 10:30-12 pm. DHCD will provide information on applying for 2024 ARC funding. Several ARC staff will be in attendance including Sarah Arney and…
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Kentucky, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Central Appalachia: Increasing Capital Access in Coal Communities

ARC’s POWER Initiative has invested millions in projects working to create jobs and new economic opportunities in coal-impacted communities. A barrier to the creation of opportunity, however, is capital access. Without the money and credit needed to start a business, the ideas of home-grown entrepreneurs cannot be put into…
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City of Bristol

Bristol, Virginia: Wastewater Treatment Enables Textile Industry Growth

Building Appalachia’s infrastructure has been an ARC investment priority for 58 years, especially the development and maintenance of basic infrastructure systems for water, sewer, energy, and stormwater. ARC’s Area Development Program invested $66.8 million in water and sewer projects alone in Fiscal Year 2022. When thinking about economic growth,…
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Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

Central Appalachia: Growing Opportunities Through Local Food

Since 2015, ARC’s POWER Initiative has invested millions in projects working to create jobs, fuel new industries, and prepare workers and students for new opportunities in coal-impacted communities. The largest POWER funding package to date was awarded in October 2022, with particular momentum for one emerging sector: local food. …
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Community Recovery Program’s Program Manager Lisa Smith with the Champions award for community collaboration.
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Henry

Piedmont Community Services Board: Expanding Community Connection in Virginia

Community Recovery Program’s Program Manager Lisa Smith with the Champions award for community collaboration. Across the Commonwealth of Virginia, Community Service Boards (CSBs) serve as joint partnerships between state and local governments to meet critical behavioral health needs in every county. Piedmont Regional Community Services Board has long served as one of…
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Virginia

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam Named 2021 Appalachian Regional Commission States’ Co-Chair

ARC’s unique federal-state partnership model invested more than $160 million in Appalachia’s economic development during Fiscal Year 2020  WASHINGTON, D.C., February 3, 2021— Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has been selected to serve as the Appalachian Regional Commission’s States’ Co-chair for 2021. As part of ARC’s unique federal-state partnership structure, the states’ co-chair works with the federal office of the ARC and…
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Montgomery

Appalachian Community Capital: Investing in the Investors

With COVID-19 related funding from ARC, ACC was able to support the Parkway Theater’s renovation and survival through the pandemic. Access to capital is one of the biggest obstacles to small business and entrepreneurial growth in Appalachia. In 2013, with seed money from ARC and other partners, Appalachian Community…
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