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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.


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.


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.


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.


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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