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Strengthening Economies in the West: A Regional Forum for Coal-Reliant Communities

Join the National Association of Counties and the NADO Research Foundation in Denver, Colorado for Strengthening Economies in the West, a free forum designed for coal-reliant counties and regions in Colorado, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. This conference will bring together stakeholders from a variety of public and private sectors for an educational and interactive gathering to share best practices, lessons learned and new opportunities to support economic diversification. Prepare for a mix of plenary sessions and smaller group discussions covering... Read more

POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Grants

​The POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization) Initiative supports a vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs, and attracting new investment. In FY 2016, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), together with the Economic Development Administration, is providing POWER implementation grants and technical assistance grants for activities that address the challenges facing coal-impacted communities in the Appalachian Region. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Learn... Read more

The National Association of Counties: Supporting Economies in Transition

Uniting America’s 3,069 county governments, the National Association of Counties (NACo) was founded in 1935 to foster the creation of healthy, vibrant and safe counties across the United States. NACo brings county officials together to advocate with a collective voice on national policy, exchange ideas, pursue transformational county solutions, enrich the public’s understanding of county government and exercise exemplary leadership in public service. NACo does this by providing technical assistance, training and education programs to county elected officials and county government staff. NACo... Read more

Webinar: Emerging Opportunities for Economic Diversification in Coal-Reliant Regions, March 22

​The decline of the coal industry is having major ramifications in communities across the country that have been historically reliant upon this energy source for jobs, a tax base and sense of identity. Many coal-reliant communities are seeking to diversify and strengthen their economies through a variety of place-based efforts that tap into local and regional assets. Join the NADO Research Foundation for a free webinar to learn about efforts in two regions. March 22 from 2-3 p.m. EST. Learn more and... Read more