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Rural entrepreneurship key theme at “Aspire Appalachia” conference

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Entrepreneurship was front and center at yesterday’s “Aspire Appalachia” conference hosted in Johnson City by the Appalachia Regional Commission (ARC) and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). “Aspire is not a theme for just this year,” ECD Chief of Staff Ted Townsend told the more than 400 attendees as the

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ARC

Rural entrepreneurship key theme at “Aspire Appalachia” conference

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Entrepreneurship was front and center at yesterday’s “Aspire Appalachia” conference hosted in Johnson City by the Appalachia Regional Commission (ARC) and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). “Aspire is not a theme for just this year,” ECD Chief of Staff Ted Townsend told the more than 400 attendees as the

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ARC

Rural entrepreneurship key theme at “Aspire Appalachia” conference

By Tom Ballard, Chief Alliance Officer, PYA Entrepreneurship was front and center at yesterday’s “Aspire Appalachia” conference hosted in Johnson City by the Appalachia Regional Commission (ARC) and the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD). “Aspire is not a theme for just this year,” ECD Chief of Staff Ted Townsend told the more than 400 attendees as the

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