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Winter is coming but don’t despair. Here are a few worthwhile reads as you prepare for the holidays.


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Reenergize Southwest Report Released

In the summer, Virginia Department of Energy conducted a series of community listening sessions on how the state can support Southwest Virginia.


Throughout the pandemic, VCEDA continued driving job creation and local investments

The Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority recently reported that the program expects to retain or create nearly 1,000 full-time jobs in 2021, representing overs $203 million in private investments across the region.


Historic investments in abandoned mine land cleanup a win for coal-impacted communities

Congress has passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which includes the reauthorization of the Abandoned Mine Land Program and the largest-ever investment in abandoned coal mine cleanup!


UVA Wise hosts legislators for economic strategy session

Virginia state legislators recently met with UVA and UVA Wise leaders to discuss opportunities to bolster student recruitment and retention as an economic driver for Southwest Virginia.


Job Opportunities

Share the shared solar video


Ensuring fair access to solar energy is a crucial part of a just economic transition as Virginia becomes a leader in clean energy. However, Southwest Virginia has been left out of the most accessible model of solar development, shared solar. Learn more by watching our short shared solar video and help spread the word by circulating it with friends and family throughout the holidays.


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