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January 10, 2022 | Tom Ballard

ARC publishes its new strategic plan titled “Appalachia Envisioned”

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a regional economic development agency representing a unique partnership of federal, state, and local governments. Established by an act of Congress in 1965, the organization serves 26 million people in the hard-pressed region that includes all of West Virginia and parts of 12 other states: Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Those who attended last June’s “Tennessee Valley Corridor National Summit” at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville heard ARC Federal Co-Chair Gayle Manchin speak about the organization. Recently, ARC released its latest 2022-2026 strategic plan, and here’s a link to the document titled “Appalachia Envisioned.”

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