ARC Study Highlights Appalachia’s Tough Tasks Ahead

Since 2015 the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $94 million for Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER) projects to help coal impacted communities diversify and grow their economies. The ARC is now requesting proposals for an additional $20 million in funding to support worker training and economic development activities in the region. […]

SOAR Calls For “Faith And Grit”

The 4th SOAR – Shaping Our Appalachian Region – Summit was held in Pikeville on August 4 and over 1,200 listened to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, Rep. Hal Rogers, and featured speaker UK Basketball Coach John Calipari as they each laid out their visions for eastern Kentucky’s future and how to get there. WMMT reports […]

Earl Gohl: Appalachia Is Next Great Investment

The East Kentucky Leadership Conference celebrated its 30th anniversary with a keynote speech from Earl Gohl, federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) for the past 7 years. Since 2015 ARC has awarded $92 million through the POWER Initiative to help coal-impacted communities in 250 Appalachian counties diversify and grow their economies. Gohl said […]