Breakout Session: Diversification and Resiliency in the Coalfields
Date and Time
Wednesday, September 16th
8:30 am – 10:00 am
, WV Community Development Hub
Mingo County Redevelopment Authority
Coalfield Development Corporation
Coalfield communities, especially in southern West Virginia, are undergoing a transition. The focus of this session will be to look at the opportunities and strategies that are available to these communities to help diversify their economies, including the redevelopment of former mine lands, the rebuilding of communities, retooling of existing industries, and the introduction of new economic development sectors. The session will also explore the agencies, organizations and programs that could provide assistance and support as coalfield communities navigate this transition.