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Appalachian citizens react to Trump administration proposal to close job-training centers

CONTACTS: Adam Wells, Regional Director of Community and Economic Development,, 276-807-8269 Cat McCue, Communications Director,, 434-293-6373 The Department of Labor today published notice in the Federal Register regarding proposed closure of nine federal job-training centers around the country.


POWER Initiative Grants Awarded

On Aug. 24, the White House announced the recipients of the latest round of POWER Initiative grants. A majority of the 29 projects receiving funding are in in Central Appalachia.


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.