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  • Local Foods Calculator Local Foods Cost Calculator
  • ARC Short Member News: ARC Announces New Executive Director
  • obesitysolutions_identity Upcoming Events Around Central Appalachia
  • Quarterly Connections Member Profile Quarterly Connections Member Profile
  • AppFellows1 Membership News: Appalachian Transition Fellowship
  • Photo Courtesy Kevin Manuel A Successful 2014 Gathering
  • Transition video shot Appalachia’s Economic Transition Video Release
  • Appalachian Transition Vision Appalachian Transition Framework
Local Foods Calculator

SCALE – Sequestering Carbon, Accelerating Local Economies – released two new resources for those working in local foods value chains: A study that examines how some food enterprises – like restaurants and colleges – are making local buying work A Local Foods Cost Calculator to serve as a tool that helps determines the real cost difference when buying local  [Read More]

ARC Short

Scott T. Hamilton, President and CEO of AdvantageWest, Named Executive Director of Appalachian Regional Commission WASHINGTON, July 30, 2014—Scott T. Hamilton, president and CEO of AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, has been appointed executive director of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), a partnership of federal, state, and local government working for sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia.  [Read More]


News From the Institute of Medicine’s Roundtable on Obesity Solutions Cross-Sector Work on Obesity – Video Release and Upcoming Workshop Registration is now available for the Roundtable’s workshop being held on September 30 in conjunction with the business meeting (October 1), Solving Obesity: Everyone’s Issue – Cross-Sector Work on Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Weight Maintenance: Models for  [Read More]

Quarterly Connections Member Profile

This quarter, we spotlight one of our newly elected Steering Committee Members. Terri Donlin Huesman is the Vice President of Programs at the Osteopathic Heritage Foundations in Ohio. How did you get involved in philanthropy and specifically in the field of health-focused philanthropy? For nearly 20 years, I’ve had the privilege of working in health  [Read More]


AppFellows in the News The Appalachian Transition Fellowship is making waves in various media outlets! Click here for a profile of AppFellows in Yes! Magazine Click here for a brief interview between WMMT’s Mountain Talk host, Mimi Pickering and Kierra Sims from the Highlander Center, which coordinates the program See below for an announcement of the  [Read More]

Photo Courtesy Kevin Manuel

Thank you to all who attended and helped make “The Power of Partnerships” in Athens, OH a huge success! Over 150 grantmakers, federal agency representatives, bankers, entrepreneurs, and local development practitioners came together to identify shared strategies for accelerating the economic transition of Central Appalachia. Check back in a couple months for the 2014 Gathering  [Read More]

Transition video shot

This short video highlights the partnerships and strategies we believe will advance Appalachia’s just and sustainable economic transition. Thank you to the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation for the production of this video.  If you are a member, email us your logo and we will personalize the video for you to share on your website! Contact:

Appalachian Transition Vision

The Framework for Appalachian Economic Transition is a synthesis of three years of learning and analysis by Network members, and identifies the strategies, promising sectors, and partnerships that we believe will advance Appalachia’s transition.  At the 2013 Network Gathering, members agreed to share, build upon, and ultimately utilize this framework as a guide to create  [Read More]