KY Innovation Network – New Help for EKY Entrepreneurs

The statewide Kentucky Innovation Network recently set up the Pikeville Innovation Office to serve eight Eastern Kentucky counties. Assistant Director Justin Prater stopped by WMMT to talk about various ways the network can assist small businesses and entrepreneurs to start up or improve their current operations, including participating in pitch sessions with Angel Investors.  [wpdm_file […]

Imagining Appalachia 2050

Fifty years after the War on Poverty began much has been accomplished in Appalachia, but more remains to be done. Floyd Co journalist, and now filmmaker, Ralph B. Davis visited WMMT’s Mountain Talk to discus and share clips from his documentary Appalachia 2050, in which residents of the region talk about what is needed to finish […]

Work Together with Worker Cooperatives

Could Worker Cooperatives be a solution for getting new businesses going in our region? In this WMMT Mountain Talk we sat down with Joe Rinehart, Rural Technical Assistance Coordinator for the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, and Whitesburg, KY residents Jonathan Hootman and Sara Pennington to talk about the growth of Worker Cooperatives around the country and ways […]

SOAR Takes Off

It’s been four months now since Gov. Steve Beshear and Rep. Hal Rogers kicked off the SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region – initiative with a December summit in Pikeville that attracted over 1,500 people.  WMMT reports on the first meeting of the ten SOAR working groups, at the East Kentucky Leadership Conference on April […]