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 […]
Beth Bingman, community educator from Dungannon, VA, speaks on ways the coalfields could benefit from the POWER+ Plan, encourages legislators to support.
Gerry Roll, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, calls for “disaster relief,” investment to enable central Appalachia to recover and rebuild from an economic storm.
Kendall Bilbrey and Eric Dixon speak about their new research report on the Abandoned Mine Lands Program, which includes input from a broad range of stakeholders across the Appalachian region. The report analyzes the history and impact of the AML Program and identifies potential improvements that could provide jobs and other economic benefits in the […]