Why Central Appalachia? Why Now?
Leaders across all sectors - public, private, and non-profit - recognize the economic future of the region cannot depend on external resources or industries. Central Appalachia is a region of:
- Incredible assets
- Rich natural resources
- Strong cultural traditions
- Diverse and talented people
By building upon these strengths, we will create an economy and a region that is thriving, sustainable, and equitable. The Appalachian Transition Fellowship will increase the entire region’s capacity to accelerate this economic transition, while simultaneously fostering multi-generational leaders who will carry that work forward in real and lasting ways.