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Mountain BizWorks is pleased to announce that it is the

WNC region lead partner in Opportunity Appalachia, a five-state endeavor designed to bring new investment into Central Appalachia.

FEB, 2022

WV House creates committee on to revitalize coal communities

Jan, 2022

Historic Tax Credits are an Opportunity to Make Old Buildings New Again

(West Virginia, Jan, 2022)

West Virginia again breaks record for lowest unemployment rate in state history

Jan, 2022

National economic development summit coming to Somerset-Pulaski County,

Kentucky summer 2022

Appalachia Made Company Secures Funding from Wing 2 Wing Ventures and L37 Ventures to Expand Operations in Williamson, West Virginia and Beyond.

Dec, 2021

Meet the Virginia conservationist trying to turn old coalfields into solar farms

Sept 2021

From underground to air: Appalachian Sky taps highly skilled central Appalachian workforce

Sept 2021

Governor Northam and Congressman Griffith Announce Eight Southwest Virginia Economic Development Projects to Receive Pilot Grants

Sept 2021

First Tennessee Development District

votes to support regional economic development hub

Spring 2021

HIGHTS slated to work with Jackson stakeholders... (Western NC)

July 2021

New opportunity fund created to take advantage of

New River Gorge National Park momentum

June 2021


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Economic Sustainability

Economic Development Eastern KY

Economic Development Northeastern TN

Economic Development Southwestern VA

Economic Development Southern WV

Regional Trail Crew/s

Sustainable Tourism

The Decline of Central Appalachian Coal and the Need for Economic Diversification


Appalachian Sky Project (KY, OH, WV)

Organ State University.  Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy

Appalachia Made Co.

Eastern KY

@ASTC_LLC Twitter List:  Economic Development Eastern KY

Big Sandy Area Development District 501(c)(4)

London-Laurel Economic Development Authority

Southeast KY Chamber of Commerce 

     Patton Leadership Institute

     Young Professionals 

     Ambassador Club

CEDIK Community & Economic Development Initiative of Kentucky

Kentucky Highlands Promise Zone

National economic development summit coming to Somerset-Pulaski County

summer 2022

SOAR Resources

Ashland Alliance

One East Kentucky

One Harlan County

Somerset-Pulaski Economic Development Authority (SPEDA)

The Center for Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Technology (CEDET)

Eastern Kentucky University's Business and Technology Center, provides assistance to businesses, organizations, industries, and communities to aid in their development.

Pine Mountain Partnership

Letcher County Fiscal Court, Cities of Whitesburg, Jenkins, and Neon, and EKY Heritage Foundation. Created to serve the Economic Development needs of Letcher County area.

Boone’s Ridge

investment in the economic development and recovery of a region with a well-documented and pervasive legacy of poverty and poor educational outcomes. Boone’s Ridge will bring opportunity for economic and educational development to this area of Eastern Kentucky.

Western NC

@ASTC_LLC Twitter List: Economic Development Western NC

Land of Sky Regional Council

Asheville Strong

NC Rural Center (Rural Economic Development Institute) 

Northeastern TN

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East Tennessee Economic Council (501(c)6 (Oak Ridge)

First Tennessee Development District provides economic and community development services to its eight-county region.

Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence


@ASTC_LLC Twitter List: Economic Development Virginia

Virginia Community Capital

Foundation for Appalachian Advancement 

In Appalachia Creating Connections

Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission

Alleghany County, the City of Covington and the Towns of Clifton Forge and Iron Gate make up the Alleghany Highlands economic development region

Southern WV

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Wayne County Economic Development Authority

     Charity Nav

McDowell County Economic Development Authority

     Charity Nav

Mingo County Redevelopment Authority

Boone County Community & Economic Development Corp

Wyoming County Economic Development Authority

Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation

Coalfield Community Action Partnership 

Brad and Alys Smith Outdoor Economic Development Collaborative (OEDC)

Reconnecting McDowell

Making West Virginia’s communities viable, energetic and economically sustainable is the mission of our Community & Economic Development efforts. 

Appalachia Made Co. (Williamson)

Vantage Ventures

Advantage Valley 

FASTER WV (Boone, Cabell, Clay, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Mason, Putnam, and Wayne Counties.)

Historic Tax Credits are an Opportunity to Make Old Buildings New Again

(West Virginia, Jan, 2022)

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