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November 12, 2020 | Tom Ballard

Eastern KY non-profit shifts from coal focus to innovation and entrepreneurship

An Eastern Kentucky non-profit that has long promoted coal to school kids is now promoting innovation and entrepreneurship instead.

Pikeville-based CEDAR Inc. was founded in 1993 with the purpose of “improving the image of the Coal Industry.” It did this through programs like the annual “Coal Fair” and a coal education curriculum provided to qualifying teachers in 12 counties. Now, students will be encouraged to develop plans for their own businesses, particularly on long-abandoned coal mines.

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