Join Reimagine Appalachia as they celebrate their victories and envision what’s next to build an Appalachia that’s good for workers, communities and climate.
They are excited by the opportunities for Appalachia from the federal climate infrastructure package–including the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the CHIPS Act, ARPA and the Inflation Reduction Act!
But now there’s the question of:
How do we maximize the benefits to the communities in our region?
How do we ensure jobs created come with family-sustaining wages and benefits?
That we are creating new opportunities for coal industry workers and historically-marginalized groups?
And that we are doing our region’s part to achieve climate neutrality?
Winning the win for Appalachian communities will require collaboration across stakeholder groups, communities and even state lines. Join Reimagine Appalachia to hear from experts from labor, economic development, environmental justice, racial and community justice on what it will take to compete successfully for federal resources and to strategize with us on the work we need to do TOGETHER to draw down those resources and start turning our collective vision for a 21st century sustainable Appalachia into a reality.
There will be two virtual meetings:
Each day will consist of a keynote panel of speakers followed by breakout strategy sessions.