EKU-Manchester Hosts Federal POWER Initiative Workshop

EKU-Manchester Hosts Federal POWER Initiative Workshop

The EKU Manchester Campus was one of four locations selected from the Appalachian region to host a federal POWER Initiative Workshop. Nearly 250 citizens, local leaders, industry representatives, economic development officials, and representatives of private, public, and nonprofit organizations from across the nation attended the April 22 event.

POWER (Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization)is a multi-agency initiative that targets federal resources to help communities and regions that have been affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries due to the changing economics of America's energy production. ARC is participating in POWER with the U.S. Economic Development Administration(EDA) and 8 other federal agencies. The POWER Initiative supports efforts to create a more vibrant economic future for coal-impacted communities by cultivating economic diversity, enhancing job training and re-employment opportunities, creating jobs in existing or new industries, and attracting new sources of investment.

Learn more about POWER at www.arc.gov/power.

Published on April 26, 2016

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