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Global energy crisis could leave Americans in the lurch

Lately, Americans have been watching the news with concern. That’s because tight global supply chains are causing shortages for many everyday products. And at the same time, energy prices are rising dramatically, with supply failing to meet the demands of economies reemerging from the COVID ...

ARC supports South Carolina Upstate’s Continued Prosperity

As our states grow and prosper, new initiatives often overshadow successful ones commenced long ago. One of these is the Appalachian Regional Commission. In South Carolina, the northwestern counties of Anderson, Cherokee, Greenville, Pickens, Oconee, and Spartanburg are within the Appalachian ...

ARC partnership leading to economic growth in Mississippi

Mississippians are hardworking and constantly seeking opportunities to better themselves, their families, and their communities. That’s why on the day I was sworn in as the 65th Governor of Mississippi, I made a commitment to increase economic development, improve infrastructure, and ...

State dives into face masks issues

Like many other COVID-19 pandemic issues, mandatory face masks for students at schools is causing a divide. The number of cases is hitting new highs on a routine basis with Ohio not seeing anything like this since January. We’re heading in the wrong direction. Many remain unvaccinated. Kids ...

Georgia’s Appalachian Region

As a member state of the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), Georgia has effectively used federal funds to make strategic investments in projects to assist communities, support business development and job creation, and improve economic opportunities for hardworking Georgians in the ...

Moving Appalachian region of Ohio forward

The Appalachian region of Ohio is diverse in both its landscapes and people. The 32 Ohio counties that make up Appalachian Ohio have terrain perfect for hiking and biking, beautiful waterways for boating or fishing, and even sandy beaches on our northern coast in Ashtabula. My wife Fran and I ...

Supporting Tennessee’s rural citizens

Supporting Tennessee’s rural citizens has been a top priority of mine since I signed my very first executive order. Executive Order 1 required each State department to examine its impact on our rural communities and make recommendations on how to better serve rural Tennesseans. As a result, ...

ARC and West Virginia: Partners in a state of improvement

For every home improvement project, big or small, you need the right tools to get the job done. That’s one way to think about the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC). Since 1965, ARC has been committed to investing in Appalachia by providing essential resources to build our communities, ...