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Welcome To The New Appalachian Economy

In the heart of coal country Appalachia, a new cross-sector coalition is positioned to lead the region, and perhaps even the country, in the transition to green energy. A potential implementation grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (Called the Build Back Better Regional Challenge) would jump-start a range of projects and social enterprises that could transform the local economy and become a model for collective action and public investment in the years ahead. To learn more, I caught up with Brandon Dennison, founder of Coalfield Development, and now also the Regional Economic Competitiveness Officer for the Appalachia Climate Tech (ACT NOW) coalition that he spearheaded.

Coalition partners include cities, universities, businesses, civil society groups, and workers’ … [+] unions committed to transforming West Virginia’s energy economy.

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