The West Virginia Community Community Development Hub will be working with five communities in Southern West Virginia who are ready, willing and able to start identifying what they want to see in their community, and planning on how to grow and build these sectors.
Those communities are Alderson and Madison, and McDowell, Lincoln and Wyoming counties.
To learn more about IAS, contact The Hub’s IAS Coordinator Dan Taylor, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The IAS program is supported by a grant through the federal government’s POWER Initiative (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization).
What is POWER?
POWER and POWER+ are phases 1 and 2 of a coordinated funding package through the Economic Development Agency, the Department of Labor, the Small Business Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission to assist communities negatively impacted by changes in the coal industry and power sector.
To learn more, and to get involved with POWER coordination efforts in West Virginia, visit wvhub.org/power.