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Building a Better Economy

People gathered in a semi-circle watching a baking demonstration

Communities across Appalachia are striving to build a more resilient and sustainable economy.

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Non-traditional Loans Fund Regional Entrepreneurs

A nonprofit organization allows individuals to give small loans to entrepreneurs across the globe, including several in Southwest Virginia.

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Bill Aims to Boost Local Appalachian Economies

The RECLAIM Act, introduced in early February by Rep. Hal Rogers (R-KY), would accelerate the release of $1 billion from the Abandoned Mine Lands Fund over the next five years and could help revitalize the economics in many areas impacted by coal’s decline.

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Takin’ 5 with Tony Flaccavento

tonyTony Flaccavento has been a leading voice for sustainable economic development in southwest Virginia for more than two decades. An organic farmer, small businessman and author, Tony has been making a series of short videos exploring the positive forces of localized, sustainable economies.

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Reworking the Region

From innovative job-training models and worker-owned business to the prospect of federal funding to reinvigorate Appalachia, people across the region are working for a stronger economy.

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