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Eastern Kentucky community development receives $1.5 million grant for downtown revitalization efforts

A strategic partnership known as the ReVitalize, ReInvest, ReDevelop Appalachia (R3) Initiative will help spur the revitalization of Eastern Kentucky’s downtowns, thanks to a $1.5 million POWER grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission made to the Appalachian Impact Fund. The grant will be used to initiate downtown revitalization plans that will help attract new private investment to a 10-county...

Eastern Ky. economic effort is ‘most exciting’ thing happening in community development

Pine Mountain (SOAR photo)   By Al Cross Special to KyForward   The bipartisan effort to revive and diversity Eastern Kentucky’s coal-dependent economy “is the most exciting thing occurring in local community development and revitalization anywhere in this country,” the federal co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission said at an ARC economic development conference...